Also known as Aredvi Sura Anahita she is a lesser Yazata from Zoroastrianism. She is identified with the Aban or the waters and is thus a river deity responsible for fertility. She was worshiped as part of those duties. She rode in a chariot driven by four horses and was benevolent to those who worshiped her and stern to those who did not. She was both the god of and the source of the world river. She tended to be conflated with the Semitic goddess Ishtar or the Gathas Ashi.