Anahid in Persian mythology, was the name of the female genius Ized, the morning and evening star. The name is derived from the Indian Anahut, which signifies the pulse-beats of the blood in the ears, which the Indian dervise interprets as the pulse-beats of the spheres. Anahid, was originally not a goddess, but a mortal. Two fallen angels, Harut and Marut, sought to mislead her; but the maiden withstood every tempptation, and therefore she was counted worthy of the honor of becoming a goddess. She was placed among the stars, where her rich locks of hair are scented with amber and musk; and her dress, covering her pearl legs and feet, glimmers in the dazzling brightness of the morning star.

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