Nane was depicted as a young beautiful woman in the clothing of a warrior, with spear and shield in hand, like the Greek Athena, with whom she identified in the Hellenic period.
She has also been referred to as Hanea, Hanea, Babylonian Nana, Sumerian Nanai.
Her cult was closely associated with the cult of the goddess Anahit.
Traditions and symbolsEdit
As the conversion to Christianity was so forceful, most artifacts, books, and stories were destroyed. As a result, many things are unknown to contemporary scholars.
It is however known that in Ancient Armenia, it was traditional for Kings to meet with the oldest woman in their dynasty because she was often seen as the epitome of Nane. In Armenia and other countries around the world, the name Nane continues to be used not only as a personal name, but also as a nickname for the grandmother of the household. Nanna, Nani, Nannan, etc.
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