from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The principal female divinity of the Phœnicians, as Baal was the principal male divinity.
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- proper noun Alternative form of
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- noun an ancient Phoenician goddess of love and fertility; the Phoenician counterpart to Ishtar
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
This tablet represents, he thinks, the sacrifice of a child to Astarte, < 27 > also called Ashtoreth, the great female deity of the ancient Semitic nations on both sides of the Euphrates, but chiefly of Phoenicia.
[[Baal]] and [[Asherah]], aka Ashtoreth, aka Astarte.
Ashthertet ( 'Ashtoreth') driving her chariot over the prostrate foe.
Istar, Aphrodite, Ashtoreth, Astarte, the Virgin Mary, and Greek Astraea, the goddess of Justice, whose scales form the constellation of Libra.
More specifically, the Queen of Heaven term is nothing more than Ishtar, Ashtoreth or Astarte directly discussed in Jeremiah 7:18, Jeremiah 44: 17-19.
The worshippers of Ashtoreth, Asherah and Ishtar all celebrated their revered Goddesses by baking specially marked "cakes" various types of flat and risen breads and consuming them at special feast times.
One finds in books of the 15th and 16th centuries a demon Ashtoreth or Astaroth, a "duke" or "prince" of hell.
Astarte-Ashtoreth was transformed into a devil by Christian writers, who automatically assumed that any deity mentioned in the Bible other than Yahweh was one of the denizens of hell.
Ashtoreth, Ashtaroth or Ashirah,392 the Anaitis of Armenia, the
Carthaginian name of the Phoenician Great Goddess, Astarte - the biblical Ashtoreth or Asherah.