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Astarte

name of a Phoenician goddess identified by the Greeks with their Aphrodite, from Greek Astarte, from Phoenician Astoreth (plural Ashtaroth), equivalent to Assyrian Ishtar. Apparently properly a virginal goddess of the moon or the heavens, but she has been frequently confounded since Biblical times with the sensual Ashera (see Asherah).

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Definitions of Astarte

Astarte (n.)
an ancient Phoenician goddess of love and fertility; the Phoenician counterpart to Ishtar;
Synonyms: Ashtoreth
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