Arrival of Al-Lat
2012, watercolor, 7 x 10.5", by Jenny Badger Sultan
THE FORGOTTEN GODDESSES: AL-LAT
One of the Arabian goddesses referred to in the Satanic Verses. Al-Lat appears riding on a camel and is associated with the hand of Fatima and the crescent moon and star. She is a moon goddess of North Arabia, came from Syria, and was worshiped on Mt. Sinai. The three goddesses are also referred to as “The Exalted Birds”or “High Flying Cranes,” so there is one overhead.
I painted watercolors of
Manat, too, as well as an acrylic group-portrait,
The Exalted Birds.