Twelve Gods of the Underworld, Yazilikaya Hittite Sanctuary

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Carole Raddato
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published on 04 April 2019
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West wall of Chamber B of the Yazilikaya Hittite Sanctuary near Hattusa (13th century BCE) depicting the Twelve Gods of the Underworld. They wear short shirts, belts and shoes curling up at the toe. They each carry a crescent-shaped sword flung over the shoulder, and the horned pointed hats that identify them as divinities.

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About the Author

Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2019, April 04). Twelve Gods of the Underworld, Yazilikaya Hittite Sanctuary. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10374/twelve-gods-of-the-underworld-yazilikaya-hittite-s/

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Raddato, Carole. "Twelve Gods of the Underworld, Yazilikaya Hittite Sanctuary." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 04, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10374/twelve-gods-of-the-underworld-yazilikaya-hittite-s/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Twelve Gods of the Underworld, Yazilikaya Hittite Sanctuary." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 04 Apr 2019. Web. 01 Dec 2021.

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