God of the moon
Aglibol, as shown in a 1st century CE relief from Palmyra
|Major cult center||Palmyra|
|Symbol||Lunar halo, crescent moon|
Evidence of Aglibol's worship is primarily epigraphical. The earliest known mention of Aglibol was an inscription which dates back to 17 BC and associates him with the sun god Malakbel. Several other inscriptions made by the Bene Komare also associate him with Malakbel, including a bilingual inscription from 122 AD in which Aglibol and Malakbel sponsor a citizen by the name of Manai for his piety.
Several 2nd century AD inscriptions attest that Aglibol was venerated with Malakbel in a sanctuary known as the "Sacred Garden" (gnt' 'ilym), which was one of the four principle sanctuaries of the city. The Bene Komare tended to this sanctuary.
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