At the acropolis at Selinunte, we were able to see a mosaic of the Carthaginian goddess Tanit, who was in charge of fertility and, by extension, prosperity. This simple mosaic likely served as the entrance to somebody’s house, maybe the home of a Carthaginian merchant in Selinunte hoping to earn the goddess’ favor for his business. What might have been most interesting to us classicists as students of mythology is that Tanit was often conflated with goddesses from other religions, such as the Greek and Roman Juno and the Near Eastern Ishtar (Astarte in the Hellenic world). All three goddesses are roughly concerned with fertility, but the combination of them made it so that a) Hera or Juno presided over more than they were originally intended to, and b) people in the Greco-Roman world might not have really been worshipping their true deities all of the time, since both Tanit and Ishtar were more than just goddesses of fertility (as was Juno). Additionally, Ishtar, a goddess of sexuality, too, was also often combined with Venus. Therefore, when the religions came together, the lines between the Greek gods themselves could have become blurred.