Anahit is the goddess of fertility and abundance in Armenian mythology, who is also called Golden Mother, Nourishing Mother, Great Lady, Golden Finger, Golden Finger.
On August 11, Navasard’s holiday, the main festival of Anahit, related to the ripening of crops, was celebrated with great pomp, festivities were held and many pilgrims gathered. rituals were accompanied by prayers, songs, feasts. The goddess Anahit formed a trinity with Aramazd and Vahagn in the Armenian canon.
The main temple of Anahit was located in the Ekeghyats province of High Hayk, where his worship was so widespread that the whole province was also called Anahitaka.
BC During the invasion of the Roman general Mark Antony in 34 AD, the soldiers smashed the huge golden statue of Anahit, divided it among themselves and took it to Rome.