Originally a western Semitic goddess, adopted in the New Kingdom in Egypt as a goddess of warfare and protectress against wild animals. She was sometimes regarded as the daughter of the sun god and the wife of Seth. She was worshipped with the latter in Pi-Ramesse. In many respects she is similar to the goddess Astarte, also imported into Egypt. The king was protected by Anat in battle, and was even said to have been brought up by Anat; as a babe in arms he was suckled by Anat. In the Graeco-Roman Period, Anat was linked with the Theban triad, particularly Mut and Khons, and in the temple of Philae she is amalgamated with Isis the mother of Horus. Anat was usually depicted in human form wearing a high crown with feathers on either side and holding a shield and a battleaxe. She was also sometimes depicted as a lioness.