Goddess Atete


Atete is an Ethiopian Goddess of Spring and Fertility. Atete is celebrated by farmers who leave a portion of their yield at the end of a harvest season, as an offering to Atete. This offering is accompanied by women singing traditional songs. Whenever natural disaster striked, when crops failed and when the rains stopped, the women would pray to Atete to relieve the hardships. Women who wished to conceive performed Atete rituals of conception, to request Atete to help them conceive. They had their foreheads and bellies rubbed with butter and libations of milk and honey and wine, to attract blessings from Atete.


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