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Qandisa (Qandiša) is a female mythological figure in Northern Moroccan mythology.[1] Known in folk tales either as a goddess of lust, or simply as a female demon, she lives in springs and rivers.[2]

Qandisa seduces young men and then drives them insane.[1]

On the summer solstice, sacrifices are made to her.[1] Qandisa is a possible version of an older goddess such as Astarte.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Lurker, Manfred (1987). Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons. Routledge. p. 293. ISBN 0-7102-0877-4. 
  2. ^ "Qandisa". Retrieved 2008-03-27.