Bloodline: Ba'ali

Infamous Ba'ali

"Even Hell has its Heroes"
- The Ninth Gate

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Anath

Anat The Destroyer - `nt chbly ybmt l`mm

She washed her hands, did Virgin Anat
Her fingers the progenitress of peoples;
Washed her hands of soldiers blood
Her fingers of the soldiers gore

Anath, or Anat, was a fourth Generation Childer of Ashur and a willing convert to Shaitan's corruption. In fact Anath was prone to mothering the Beautiful Boy Shaitan and will do almost anything he asks even if it goes against her usually strong morals. Anath was once a prominent member of Clan Gangrel, leading war bands against the enemies of Sumer and appearing in many of the tales of the lower generations. While the Gangrel line seem unaware of her involvement with the Baali, she managed to lend her ample skills to both groups without compromising her own schemes. Another of `Anat's responsibilities is to oversee the ritual sacrifices to make sure they are properly carried out so as to ensure immortality of the deities. The slaves taken by her forces and the Chatiphata ghouls were slaughtered at midnight celebrations while Anath watched with cold eyes.

The Gangrel (Ashurian) Methuselah Anath is a very different creature to the Ba'ali Anath when she is working beside her brother. As a Baali she masterminded the conquering strikes against neighbours in Kala-at-Sherghat and even after the fall she occasionally raised her head to protect retreating Clanmates or to take revenge for their destruction. The chaos of the wilderness and the urge to travel alone is still very strong in her blood and she has never settled down or founded a Cult. That being said the Baali themselves founded a Cult dedicated to her worship. (See Cults)

In legend Anath was the sister and sometimes the wife of Ba'al the god, a warrioress and Goddess of Chaos and Judgement. Her simplicity and primal nature acts as an inspiration to Baali who lack the wherewithal to be manipulators or infiltrators and Anath is the avatar of Baali at war.

`Anat's myths include a story much like one told about the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet. It tells how in a heightened state brought about by the slaying of an entire army, after wading hip deep in blood, `Anat enters Her palace and in joyful ecstacy annihilates the furniture imagining it to be another army, until the gods and their assistants succeed in calming Her, as the gods subdue her with a blend of pomegranate juice and beer which She quaffs thinking it is blood.

After the loss of the Baali stronghold Anath sojourned in the lands beside the Nile with Shaitan's other Lover Tanit. Here she gathered faithful mortals and was worshipped as a Goddess of sex and war, gaining the adoration of Rameses II among others. history is unclear when she left Egypt but rumours persist that she and Tanit did not part each others company on friendly terms. During the Dark Ages Anath was conspicuous by her abscence and many are convinced she spent the majority of the First millenium AD in Torpor.

In the earliest days of the Anarch revolt and during the foundation of the Sabbat Anath would send Childer or messengers with her opinions on direction and tactics but she has not been heard from, or even mentioned, in over 300 years. While it is probable that Anath has been in torpor for a very long time she will no doubt soon awaken to join her Brother Shaitan as he regroups the Baali for the final nights and those in the know look to the East for her coming with anticipation.

Moloch

The Two-Horned Ba'al

The Fourth Generation Ashurian Moloch relished the opportunities Shaitan's rebellion offered him. He advocated the pursuit of quiet agendas and subtle machinations, a direction that displeased many Baali. Their displeasure was silenced however after the Baali lost their Kingdom and their patrons and masters supported Moloch's 'masquerade'. The Clan dispersed into the Levant and adopted the tactics of cloak and dagger. Together with his Brother Nergal, Moloch split the Bloodline in twain with a war for the hearts and minds of the Baali. From their nests in Tyre, Berytus, Tripoli and Sidon Moloch's faithful waged a silent and subtle war against the Children of Nergal, whose tactics were more overt and brutal.

In time Moloch came to the shores of North Africa where he was worshipped as Ba'al-Hammon (Master of the Horns) in Carthage where lived every bit like a God King until that City fell. The Baali Claim Moloch worked alongside the Brujah to build the great city and that this was part of their great revenge. It is also claimed that Moloch encouraged Troile's diablerie and that before the city was destroyed the usurper of Brujah's throne was every bit as depraved as the Baali themselves. Eventually Troile and Moloch became blood oathbound lovers and that bond led Moloch to face the invading Romans beside his Lover. Both lie buried beneath the city entwined in each others arms forgotten and unmourned by the Baali.

Moloch's most famous childe was Mot, and even after his sire fell at Carthage this Baali sought to bring low the rest of his bloodline. Mot took his name from the Phoenician God of Death, the dire enemy of Baal and as such declared his divergent path from the Baali as a whole. Making pacts with Demons who claimed be enemies of Ba'al, Mot sought to rule a Cult of independent Infernalists and to break free of what he saw as Shaitan's enslavement. For a while he was highly influential in Rome's eastern provinces and he gathered members of the orphaned Baali cults to his banner. The false promise of freedom attracted many Baali, most often those with the least shares in their own souls and thus Mot was the catalyst for hundred broken contracts, allowing Ba'al's forces to take possession of their souls that much earlier. Unknown to Mot, the Demons he dealt with were agents of Ba'al himself and they had turned his petty jealousies against him and created an influx of souls to Ba'al during a particularly unsettled time in Hell. Once his influence was exhausted and news of the fate of his followers was spread, Mot went into the East exiled and ashamed.

Nergal

The Plague bearer

In Kala-at-Sherghat Nergal was recognised as the undisputed master of true names and their implementation. He heard the whispers of the Demon world in the buzz of flies and the munching of maggots and he taught this skill to his childer. A devotee of the Ba'al-zebul and a servant of the demon/child Namtaru, Nergal is responsible for the deluded Hive Cults and the Avatars of the Swarm. The Hidden entity referred to as Namtaru was a lord of the Decani, 36 demons of plague and of disease. These Decani spirits slowly came to dominate Nergal's thoughts and circumvented any worries he may have once had over awakening alien intelligences and setting them free upon the world.

After the Baali disbanded Nergal became the master of the D'habi ghoul family whom he used extensively in his war with his brother Moloch. Separated from the rationalising influence of his Clanmates Nergal's mind quickly unravelled and he pursued the creatures of the void with increasing fervour, building a city called Mashkan-shapir on the banks of the Tigris from which to gather his forces. His followers were less organised than Moloch's and he willingly sacrificed them and the city he had built once he had unearthed and removed the body of Namtaru from its depths.

Believed lost at Mashkan-shapir, Nergal moved his base of operations to Knossos in Crete and built a labyrinth there to help him awaken the frightful beast. Posing as Shaitan himself Nergal gathered the young and disaffected Baali to his banner along with the Orphaned vampires his original betrayal had cast adrift. The voices he heard urged him that once he had awoken Namtaru he would be powerful beyond belief, more powerful even than Shaitan, Ashur or even Baal. Sanity long since fled he never once stopped to consider the consequences, Nergal was the first Faustian fool. His planned shortcut to ultimate power backfired when his enemies inside and outside the Baali destroyed Crete with a volcano. Both Nergal and Namtaru are said to be buried beneath the collapsed labyrinth of Knossos.

Among the Childer of Nergal are the Blood mad Cybele and the Setite thrall Hay-Tau. Cybele escaped the conflagration at Knossos and went on to take her revenge against Moloch. She allied herself with the Vampires of Rome and aided them in their war against Carthage. Once she had seen Moloch destroyed she returned to Crete and attempted to raise Namtaru. In the dark Ages she reappeared and is now considered to be one of the Plague bearing Decani, unliving Avatars of Namtaru itself.

Hay-Tau and his Nosferatu allies spread a plague that reached as far west as Ireland, domain of Ba'al-Crom. In 541AD Hay-Tau awoke a portion of Namtaru's power by intoning names he had learned from his sire. The plague struck Constantinople, spread across Europe and eventually struck at the home of the Maggot God. He continued to attempt to awaken Namtaru, conjuring him via his 36 Decani aliases, but he wasn't powerful enough. Even with Nergal gone his lineage of corrupt and diseased childer occasionally blunder onto enough secrets to plague the world and Baali in the know are just that little more wary of swarms and vermin.

Crom

The Magot God

Crom was believed to have been a Shape shifter or one of their kinfolk in life, and Ashur's fascination with those dangerous creatures led to his embrace. Corruption and degradation have always been his thing, and he delighted most in giving aid to the desperate in return for foul worships and soul degrading payments. The depraved glory of the Ziggurat or the unholy rights of Kala-at-Sherghat, Crom was equally happy in both but the dark glamour of Shaitan's rebellion eventually won him over and he fell completely to the ways of the Baali. Crom is a servitor the Fallen Angel Baphomet but also of the Wyrm, the Hydra, the serpent of Hell and as such he wields powers and Investment unknown to his brethren. Because of his patronage by that dimly understood Master the other Baali christened him 'The Maggot God'.

A master of Protean, Animalism, Dominate, Daimoinon, Presence, Fortitude and Mortis among other Disciplines, Crom straddles the line between the old Ashurians and the Baali bloodline. He made a sport of corrupting and enslaving Magic users, offering them secret rites and minor Pit craft in return for their services and for that reason his lack of manipulative flair was buoyed up his wide range of powerful thralls.

After the fall of the Baali Crom fled to the British isles and gathered a huge Cult to himself in the land of the Celts. Dark Thaumaturgists would turn to him in desperation, often when faced with threats of Crom's own devising, and willingly agree to the unthinkable in return for aid. Even the Fir-Bholg tried and failed to elicit his help in their war against the Tuatha de Danu. Eventually his proclivities grew too debauched for the locals to stand and a coalition of British Supernaturals forced him into Torpor by staking him in his subterranean haven with a legendary Spear. Since then Crom has slept fitfully beneath the soil, his troubled dreams drawing and corrupting the darker aspects of the populace to his resting place and urging them to commit acts of depravity.

Amriat

Amriat is remembered as the slayer of Dracian and as a particularly despicable Ashurian tyrant. This Power hungry despot joined the Ba'ali outlaws when Shaitan convinced him it was a fast track to power and that lack of foresight made him unpopular in the Baali city. With his personal war against the Ravnos and his lack of devotion to any one power Amriat was among the weakest links within the Baali and it is believed he was destroyed in the years between the fall of Kala-at-Sherghat and the modern nights.

THE FIFTH GENERATION

During the golden age of Kala-at-Serghat Ba'al took a more direct hand in the actions of his disciple. He chose three mortal women and demanded Shaitan embrace them into the cult. These three were referred to as the daughters of Ba'al because of their elevated status among the bloodline. If any of the three, or Shaitan himself, know why they were chosen, they have yet to tell the rest of the Ba'ali.

Aretsay

[Aretsaya biti Ya'abdar]
daughter of the Broad Expanse (daughter of the Wide Flow

Aretsay is the eldest childe of Shaitan, embraced on the command of Ba'al himself. She is an itinerant wanderer and loner, and shows much of the Ashurian/Gangrel nature in her demeanour and can easily pass as one of the parent Clan. The deprivations of the Beast and of the powers of the Fallen have transformed her into a demonic monster just as hideous as her undead father. Should the inhuman beast that she has become awaken from Torpor in the modern age it would put the horror of Enkidu to shame and rend the masquerade so violently that nothing could ever repair it. But perhaps that is why the Fallen God chose her?
{storytellers note: DON'T DO IT!}

Tallay

[Talaya biti Rab]
daughter of Rain, (daughter of showers)

Tallay was referred to as 'She who causes blood to fall like rain' in the city of the Ziggurat and for a while her infamy eclipsed that of the Vampires. Tallay was a murderous courtesan Slave, a sex toy who killed her master in the city of Ashur and was executed for her crimes. On the orders of his Master, Shaitan visited her where she hung from hooks and embraced her as she died. Her undisguised sexual nature is difficult to resist and more than a thousand ships have been launched in her name, all of which burnt! Tallay enjoys breaking hearts and setting friends against each other in competition for her affections. Unknown throughout most of recorded history, Tallay awoke from her torpor sometime in the 17th century and began to play her spiteful games across Europe, finding France a favourite playground. Since then she has grown to become perhaps the most savvy Baali currently active and what she has learned will be necessary for the other Dread Lords when Shaitan awakens them from torpor.

Pidray

[Padraya biti 'Ar]
daughter of Light, (daughter of mist)

Pidray is the youngest and favoured daughter of Shaitan, a true protégée of his despicable arts and the perfect sister for Hannibaal. Ba'al's final daughter was embraced weeks before Kala-at-Serghat fell and when Shaitan fled into the night she stayed with him. In life Pidray was incorruptible and pure. Her true faith kept the Ba'ali from her and her light shone into hell itself. As a test of his devotion, Shaitan was ordered to conquer this mortal girl for Ba'al. No gifts, no promise of power or displays of sin could draw her from the sacred duty of a temple Harlot and Shaitan began to fear for his position. Finally at the advice of Anath he drank a draft of potion that transformed him into a mortal for a single night and went to her to worship in the accustomed ways. Shaitan the corrupter could not tame Pidray, Shaitan the deceiver could not have her, but Shaitan the beautiful slave boy won her heart and her soul in a single night and when he returned to the state of undeath the following night Pidray wept and begged to be damned for all eternity. The Mist for which she is named refers to her tears and to the blood mist left in her celerity driven wake when she frenzied for a week in Kala-at-Serghat. Denied entrance to the Temple once she had been embraced she instead slew every priest and every slave that lived in the enclosed palace beside the temple itself.

In the Final Nights Pidray is as active as her Brother, sneaking from Sabbat cardinal and Tremere Chantry head to Samedi voudun and Anarch terrorist she corrupts all those with vision and faith towards the goals of her beloved father and husband Shaitan! If need be Pidray could call upon a network of Baali Cults and even several Ahua can as well as the Chatiphata and Shi'lat revenant families to protect and preserve her sire while he regains his power and reasserts his dominance over the Satanic Bloodline.

Hannibaal

'Beloved of Baal'

Hannibaal was a warrior in Mesopotamia who Shaitan co-opted into marshalling his own slaves and who rose to lead the daylight raid on the Baali's neighbours. In the earliest nights of Shaitan's defection, he worked alone except for his fearful Ghouls, commanded by the sleeping mind of Anath. Hannibaal served well but seemed undaunted by the majesty of the vampire and even pointed out a flaw in the vampires plan one night as they stole into a hidden tomb. As Shaitan spun to eviscerate the upstart soldier something stayed his hand. The Ghoul smiled as the taloned hand sped for him, he wanted Shaitan to kill him. Questioning the man, Shaitan discovered that Hannibaal had been a ghoul for decades and had been the one who took Shaitan himself into slavery. He had grown tired of Sumer's Dark Gods and had attempted to use Shaitan's own nature to ensure his demise. When asked why he had not betrayed Shaitan's plan, Hannibaal simply replied that he truly hoped Shaitan would succeed and bring the rest of the dark Gods to destruction. Shaitan embraced the warrior partly out of spite to deny him his longed for death and partly because he recognised a strong spirit and a Machiavellian mind.

In Kala-at-Sherghat Hannibaal rose to be the High priest of Baal and was the favoured male Childe, equal to Tanit and holding more powers than even the other 4th Generation Gangrel. Once the Bloodline went underground and Shaitan disappeared from the open Jyhad, Hannibaal became the Lachrymonial Pope and since the majority of Shaitans sibling dissapeared from the world he has been the de facto leader of the Ba'ali. Hannibaal is a manipulative genius with the tactical mind of a general and the twisted Spirituality of the Catholic hierarchy. His temptations are the work of a deranged mastermind and the levels of subtlety he employs have made him a legend among the bloodline.

Answering the call of his Sire, Hannibaal travelled to America in the final years of the 19th century and settled on the east coast. Over the past 100 years he has created a strong network of Ba'ali cults amidst cities of the US. His own Haven is in a converted Church in New York called simply, the Lachrymatory. Hannibaal believes he is guided by Baal himself, hearing the Demon Princes voice within his sanctuary. The voice he hears is actually that of his Sire Shaitan.

LESSER BA'AL AND CHILDER OF THE LORDS

Abimelech
Abimelech - (first King of the Jews) son of Biblical Gideon (Possibly himself a son or descendant of Moses), built a 'midgal' or fortified temple to Baal-berith with walls 17 feet thick. Embraced by a Ba'ali fleeing Kala-at-Sherghat and elevated to the position of Ba'al to oversee his sires Cult. Abimelech was for a long time an ally of Anath but when he fell out with Tanit, he chose the ventures side over that of the Warrior Goddess and was for evermore out of favour with the Ba'ali who mattered. Unlike Abimelech himself however, his Midgal remained a centre for worship by the Cults of the Destroyer for centuries.

Zerubbabel

Zerubbabel - (the seed of Babylon), and his inner group the Hasidim led the Jews out of exile in Babylon back to Jerusalem after the Persians took Babylon. This Jew was in fact the Ghoul of another now forgotten Vampire, but he secretly served the Ba'ali and was eventually embraced by one of them. Zerubbabel embraced Jeshua and Nehemiah, who embraced Seraiah and Reelaiah, who embraced Mordecai and Bilshan, who embraced Mispar and Bigvai, who embraced Rehum and Baanah and thus the entirety of the Hasidim became members of the Ba'ali. It is the Hasidim who fell to the attacks of the other Clans when Chorazin fell and no one knows how many, if any, survived that conflagration.

Jerubbaal

Jerubbaal - whose name in his breathing days even he does not remember, was a charismatic and competent leader of the Apostatae, spreading the worship of the Hidden among the Mortals and gathering thralls for the Baali bloodline. As one of the lesser Ba'al he remained content with what power he had and has no dire enemies among the Baali.

CONVERTS AND ALLIES

Ma-ri-ah

Mary the Black
For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright,
Who art as black as hell, as dark as night.
William Shakespeare, Sonnets

Ma-ri-ah has wandered the world in her current form for well over a thousand years and as she travelled her legend grew. Countless aliases and cover stories mask the worst of her crimes but every now and then an older vampire recognises her hand in a certain event and tries to ignore the shiver that run ups his long dead spine.

Whatever the truth, 'Mary' became something of a dangerous figure to her contemporaries, and to the Dark medieval world as a whole. She was woman, wild-card and waist-deep in the politics and intrigue of the realm. She dealt with mortals and immortals, and was a prominent figure upon whom many eyes had settled. And as always, the nail that stands too tall is inevitably hammered down.

In the past millennium Mary has suffered from the attentions of those who believe her one of their own Clan and the Baali have grown to recognise how dangerous she can be when riled and they are jealous of her powers. Several times the Bloodline rose up, either in single cults or even in short lived coalitions, to destroy Obsidian skinned temptress. Each failed attempt on her unlife taught her valuable lessons and Mary has grown into something truly terrifying, especially to those whose actions against her have made them her enemies. Over those centuries Mary has struggled to regain her fractured mind while pulling the strings of a thousand puppets. Her flair for intrigue and betrayal has grown beyond all reason and she is now the true mistress of behind the throne manipulation.

Unsurprisingly, rumours regarding Ma-ri-ah's eccentric, solitary nature and twisted motives abound, however. Some name her traitor to her own kind, and call her a murderess responsible for the destruction of her own sire. Others believe she is not a Baali at all, but a subversive agent of other powers, perhaps Setite or Tremere. One source, stemming from a fragmented chunk of an Eblaite tablet, claims that she has evolved beyond the limitations of mortal and Cainite existence altogether, and become a dark and hungry Goddess made flesh.

All those slanders are true! Mary is neither Baali nor even a Cainite, she is the product of fusing a True demon with a mortal child given the powers of the Ba'ali. Mary is a dangerous and unique entity, the soul of an Eblaite concubine resurrected in the body of a Succubus. The twin elements that went into her creation warred for a long time, the primal appetites of the Lustful Demon and the cold intellectual thirst for revenge of the betrayed girl pulled her in opposite directions. She destroyed her 'creator' Anaduk the Black, betrayed her allies among the Decani cults and slaughtered the child Anoster, Lord of despair, before travelling to Constantinople to wreak her revenge on the Toreador Mikhael who left her to die centauries before. Only after all this pain was exorcised, after she had toppled the Byzantine Empire and anihilated all those who sought to control her, did Mary begin exploring her own nature as a creature of the Infernal realms.

Over the years she has gathered countless lovers, unable to deny the urges of her Succubi flesh. The list of powerful men and women she could call upon, urging them to do the things even they thought impossible by simply fluttering her eyelashes is impressive. Mary has consorts in every country and among every court of the world of darkness, and her bedroom skills ensure they will aid her in any scheme. The cold decisive demeanour she presents to her thralls and her enemies is in direct contrast to the passionate and crazed ardour she lavishes upon her lovers. Her pitch black skin that once resembled charred stone has softened to the colour and cold texture of Black Volcanic rock, appearing as if she were a beautiful statue made of Obsidian.

Nobody except Mary herself knows to whom she now owes her allegiance, whether it be the Baali, The Dark Queen of Heel or any number of divergent powers is impossible to gauge from her erratic behaviour. To some she is an angel appearing in times of danger to rescue the lost and to others she is a demon descending from the darkness and shredding all who seek to stand in her way. Perhaps she will stand beside Shaitan in his triumphant and apocalyptic quest or perhaps she will array her powers against him. Those who believe the first smirk in confidence at the Baali's undeniable victory, those who credit the latter turn to their copies of the Book of Nod and quake!

Tanit

Childe of Tiamat

Tanit was a Mesopotamian slave girl with a sensitivity for spiritual auras. When the Ventrue Lantla/Tiamat came to her masters house, she sensed Drakonskyr the demon within her and her terror fuelled reaction seemed to drive Drakonskyr deeper into Lantla's mind for a short time. Lantla immediately saw a use for Tanit and her gift and bought her from her master. After embracing the girl, Lantla attempted to train her in the moments when she was in control of her own body. Maybe the event at her old masters house had been a one off, maybe Drakonskyr had learned to resist her or maybe the Embrace has snuffed her power completely, but Tanit was never again able to lash the Demon so completely. Eventually Lantla's slide from sanity became too great and she forgot about Tanit for weeks at a time. When Drakonskyr went on rampages, tanit followed it at a safe distance and honed her ability at tracking the demonic taint that followed in its wake. Finally, in one of her last moments of complete freewill Lantla wondered if she might one day be able to make allies against Drakonskyr and she sent her Childe into the world to search for others possessed or touched by demons.

Tanit was in Sumeria at the time that Shaitan began to gather converts for his cause. She was enamoured of the beautiful Gangrel, conditioned by her sire to seek out other Vampires touched by the Demonic, and she became his lover. In Kala-at-Serghat Tanit and Shaitan explored every foul and depraved pleasure, revelling as the Ba'ali Clan grew in power. Tanit suddenly found herself free of mortal masters and immortal Sires and with the opportunity to choose her own path, to make her own choices. Shaitan taught her well about the world and she became his favoured pupil.

Even when the Ba'ali were routed, Tanit remained a hedonistic and immoral creature. She travelled to Egypt in the retinue of Anath and there dabbled in the politics of pleasure beside the Nile. The roots of her name mean Serpent Lady and this, along with her bright red hair meant that Set himself was not immune to her wanton nature and neither were the mortal pharaohs. This name also appears to be cognate with the Egyptian Tanetu, a form of Hathor as goddess of light. It is in this guise that Hathor is mistakenly remembered as the Wife of Set. She drew worship as a Goddess of fertility and of the heavens, including the stars and the moon. Other creatures who claimed these domains grew jealous and worked to destroy her, Bast was a particularly vehement enemy. The wanderlust installed in her by her Sire served as her saving Grace and she eventually moved on before her Enemies ended her existence.

Tanit posed as a Phoenician goddess and the chief goddess of Carthage, where she was highly instrumental in the downfall of the Brujah ideal. Her title as consort of Ba`al-Hammon (Moloch) assures her position as a favoured convert of the Ba'ali and as a ranking member of that Clan by adoption. Although a Ventrue, as demonstrated by her ability to only feed from her own Cults, Tanit is an important player in the Ba'ali campaign. The eldest among the Bloodline still remember that she was once the favoured toy of their founder and that showing her disrespect might be bad for them, they also recognise her state as the first convert from outside of the Children of Ashur.

The greatest and sweetest Irony concerning Tanit and her sire is that while she was embraced by Lantla to work against the Demonic, she is now equally horrific in nature and the Vampire created by Tiamat when Drakonskyr was in control, Gotsdamn, went on to be a seeker after Golconda and an agency for good in conflict with the Demon world.

Tanit is an Arch Pseudothei, becoming the form of a goddess on earth and them turning that Gods worshippers to her own ends. For a time she bathed in her sires glory and controlled small Cults to the Dragoness tiamat before descending upon the tribes of Kala-at-Sherghat. Scholars argue that she is actually a later form of Asherah, although many scholars still identify her with `Ashtartu/ Astarte' and thus it seems clear that she usurped the worship of Ennoia itself. She was also the tree of life in the Mediterranean desert areas. She seduced the Romans who associated her with Juno and often represented her as a winged goddess with a zodiac around her head and the sun and moon in either hand, calling her Dea Caelestis, Latin for "Heavenly Goddess." Here she was little more than one more Cainite trying to Rule the empire, but unlike many of her peers she survived the fall. The tactic of the Osiris, the art of attracting the worship of mortals that she learned in Egypt served her well wherever she traveled and Tanit has usurped the devotion intended for Goddesses, spirits and heroines across the globe.