Haniel and Ashima sat by the shore of the river together with Yared
and Ila. And Haniel told them about what had happened since they had left Tyre. And he told them now that Ashima
was indeed the Goddess Asherah reborn. And they were in were. And they were silent in deep thoughts for a long time.
And crickets were playing among the bushes. And frogs were croaking in the water. All was calm and peaceful.
And in the Temple of Asherah it was time to elect the new High Priestess.
And it became Tabitha. And the first thing that she had to arrange was the funeral of Leah. And Leah and her sister were buried
side by side. They were buried in the mountains far north of Hama. By the foot of a steep mountain wall. Is was a
sacred burial ground that only the priestesses knew. And with the Force, they lifted the rock that blocked the entrance
to the burial cave. And as narrow path led to the cave hall. And the walls were covered with tablets that portrayed the
priestesses that were buried there. Now it was Leah's turn to have a tablet of her own. And Tabitha spoke:
"All will we leave this Temple and this life. And we pray to You Asherah that You recieve Us then, and that
You lead us into Our next life. Merciful Goddess, please recieve these two women." And they tore open the very
mountain wall and carved there a chamber with the Force. And in the chamber they placed the beds of the two
sisters. And they all said their last farewell.
But the Temple of Asherah would never more have his former power and authority.
For the time of Asherah was over. Now was the time of Jehovah. And many, even among the priestesses, thought that Ashima had
in fact been the one who had killed Leah. And they were afraid of her and of her powers. And Ashima retreated. She left the
temple. And she gave her staff back to the priestesses. She did not need it now. She was more powerful now than ever before.
The Force of Life was flowing though her body. She could do anything. She was indeed mighty. She was indeed a Goddess. But
all that she wanted now was a life in silence and peace together with those whom she loved most of all.