Quzah

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Quzah is a Pre-Islamic Arabic god of weather,[1] worshiped by the people of Muzdalifah. The pre-Islamic rite of the Ifada celebrated after the autumnal equinox was performed facing the direction of Quzah's sanctuary.[2][3] A lasting reference to Quzah, is the Arabic qaws Quzah, "Bow of the God Quzah", which became the Arabic term for rainbow.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Michael Jordan, p 260
  2. ^ Patricia Hidiroglou, "L'eau divine et sa symbolique"
  3. ^ Islam, a Way of Life Philip Khuri Hitti p.37
  4. ^ Edom and the Edomites, J. Bartlett p. 201