The Name Allat or Elat means Goddess, as Allah, or the Semitic El, mean God. Allat is mostly referred to as Allah’s daughter, along with her sisters Al-Uzza and Manat. However, in some sources, she is referred to as Allah’s wife as well. Allat, also called variously Al-Lat, Lat, Alilat and some other names, has been associated later with the Greek Athena and her Roman equivalent Minerva.
Her cult was predominantly centred in Northern Arabia and at the border to Yemen but also reached into other areas as well. Allat was considered to be a creator Goddess but held various other functions from mercy to solitude, protecting travellers, meting out vengeance, granting abundance and gifting booty from raids, as well as inflicting pain and disease on enemies.
Allat is our inner drill sergeant and general, the one who plants and harvests at the perfect time with the perfect tools, sets boundaries firmly and with complete conviction. Allat is not someone prone to self-doubt. She is self-assured, confident and convinced of her own power, skills and wisdom. That makes her a particularly great ally for anyone suffering from low self-esteem, fear of rejection and victims of abuse and gaslighting. To learn more about this Goddess and use her energy in your meditation and self-reflection, click here: