Visual Timeline: Anahita
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700 BCE - 300 BCE: Probable dates for the development of the worship of the goddess Anahita in ancient Persia.
404 BCE - 358 BCE: Statues of Anahita are erected in temples throughout the Achaemenid Empire during the reign of Artaxerxes II.
247 BCE - 224 CE: Anahita becomes a warrior goddess during the Parthian Period.
224 CE - 651 CE: Anahita continues as a warrior goddess during the Sassanian Period but is equally popular in her traditional role as goddess of water, fertility, health, and wisdom; frequently depicted in art.
651 CE: Worship of Anahita suppressed by Muslim Arabs after the fall of the Sassanian Empire; she is then replaced by Muslim heroines at shrines.