Alitta in Arabian mythology, was a goddess of the Bedawin, whom Herodotus compares with Venus and Urania of the Greeks, the Mylitta (q.v.) of the Assyrians, Mitra of the Persians, perhaps also with Astarte of the Phoenicians, and Anaitis of the Armenians. The Arabians have always represented this goddess by a black, three-cornered, four-foot-high and two-foot-broad stone, which rested upon a golden frame, in Mecca. They affirm that this' stone came from Abraham's feet when he again built the holy Kaaba according to the original plan, which had been carried by the angels into heaven at the time of the Flood.

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