Goddess Tanit Lead Cross
The latest episode of the curse of oak island saw new york based historian zena halpern suggest that the medieval cross found on oak island might not be a christian cross as was previously thought but in fact be a representation of the punic and phoenician goddess tanit.
Goddess tanit lead cross. Is it of berber or semitic origin. Tanit was a punic and phoenician goddess the chief deity of carthage alongside her consort baal hamon. Tanit is also called tinnit tannou or tangou. Not a single cross looks anything like the oak is ll and cross.
Zena halpern was mentioned again on the curse of oak island this time regarding a discovery of a lead cross zena thinks its tanit. Tanit chief deity of the phoenician colony of carthage is a goddess surrounded by speculation and controversy. The greatest triumph of the human intellect probably lies in the opening up of unlimited possibilities for the expression of abstract concepts in concrete form. The name appears to have originated in carthage modern day tunisia though it does not appear in local theophorous names.
In this episode researcher zena halpern claims that the lead cross found on smiths cove in season 5 episode 10 is a 14000 year old representation of tanit a goddess worshipped by ancient carthaginians. Her theory is that the cross made of lead and with arms that curve forward slightly was a depiction of the punic and phoenician deity tanit. Some sources said tanit was among other things a goddess of the sea who protected seamen and travelers. Not a single cross looks anything like the oak is ll and cross.
The sign of tanit interpretations of a symbol. More the maritime goddess tanit on oak island. Zena suggested that this could mean an engraving of a cross seen in a wall at the templar prison at domme which resembles the cross found on oak island may in fact have been a depiction of tanit. She was also adopted by the berber people.