Arsu

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Arsu was the Semitic goddess worshipped mainly in Syrian Palmyra.

A deity known from Syrian and northern Arabian lands, being sometimes in male or in female (most often) representation. Arsu was connected with the evening star.

Frequently portrayed as riding a camel and accompanied by her twin brother Azizos; both were regarded as the protectors of caravans. Her worship is also confirmed by material evidences in Dura-Europos. In pre-Islamic Arabia she was known as Ruda (literally benign).