Al-Lat


Al-Lat: Arabian Mother Goddess

Al-Lat has never been pictured in her female form with very little detailed information available. What we know is that she is a pre-Islamic goddess of central and northern Arabia.

She was worshipped as a white granite block at Ta'if near Mecca, where naked women would circle the stone in Al-Lat's honour. She is thus considered to have been some type of mother goddess representing the earth.

She is rumoured to have been one of three daughters of Allah, the supreme god, although she is probably far older than Allah and was thus used to give credibility to the new god. Some historians also consider her to be associated with the sun, the moon and probably the planet Venus. Her name simply means "The Goddess" and she is considered to be a triple goddess, together with her sisters Al-Uzza and Manat.