Ashtoreth



an ancient Semitic goddess, identified with the Phoenician Astarte.
Historical Examples

The goddess to whom he would have reared a temple would have been, not a Diana, but an Ashtoreth.
Studies of Travel: Italy Edward A. Freeman

You are as a priestess of Ashtoreth, the guardian of us all!
The Adventures of Captain Mago Lon Cahun

Brown thinks that it probably represents the ancient goddess Istar, and also Ashtoreth.
Astronomical Curiosities J. Ellard Gore

Common to both was the worship of Attar, the male Ashtoreth.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3 Various

When she had finished, she rose and retired with a step stately as that with which Ashtoreth might move along the floods.
The Adventures of Captain Mago Lon Cahun

By some authorities she is considered to have been another form and aspect of Ashtoreth.
Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt Lewis Spence

Onwards now, fulfil your oblations to your goddess Ashtoreth.
The Adventures of Captain Mago Lon Cahun

The cult of Ashtoreth was spread not only among the Hebrews, but throughout the whole plain of Mesopotamia.
The Astronomy of the Bible E. Walter Maunder

Night coming on, we returned to the Ashtoreth, on which the lamps were already lighted.
The Adventures of Captain Mago Lon Cahun

Open not my chamber, and trouble me not; for it would be an abomination in the sight of Ashtoreth to do such an act.
History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson

noun (Old Testament)
an ancient Semitic fertility goddess, identified with Astarte and Ishtar

the moon goddess of the Phoenicians, representing the passive principle in nature, their principal female deity; frequently associated with the name of Baal, the sun-god, their chief male deity (Judg. 10:6; 1 Sam. 7:4; 12:10). These names often occur in the plural (Ashtaroth, Baalim), probably as indicating either different statues or different modifications of the deities. This deity is spoken of as Ashtoreth of the Zidonians. She was the Ishtar of the Accadians and the Astarte of the Greeks (Jer. 44:17; 1 Kings 11:5, 33; 2 Kings 23:13). There was a temple of this goddess among the Philistines in the time of Saul (1 Sam. 31:10). Under the name of Ishtar, she was one of the great deities of the Assyrians. The Phoenicians called her Astarte. Solomon introduced the worship of this idol (1 Kings 11:33). Jezebel’s 400 priests were probably employed in its service (1 Kings 18:19). It was called the “queen of heaven” (Jer. 44:25).

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