Category:Astarte (goddess)

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English: Astarte, a Semitic goddess whose name appears in the Bible as Ashtoreth. She is everywhere the great female principle, answering to the Baal of the Canaanites and Phoenicians and to the Dagon of the Philistines. She had temples at Sidon and at Tyre (whence her worship was transplanted to Carthage), and the Philistines probably venerated her at Ascalon. Solomon built a high-place for her at Jerusalem which lasted until the days of King Josiah, and the extent of her cult among the Israelites is proved as much by the numerous biblical references as by the frequent representations of the deity turned up on Palestinian soil. More info
System-search.svgSee also categories: Ishtar and Qetesh

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