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ASTARTE

Picture of the Middle-Eastern Fertility Goddess ASTARTE from our Middle-Eastern mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Middle-Eastern Fertility Goddess

Also known as ASHTORETH

Phoenician Goddess of Fertility and Sexual Pleasure

She is extremely horny. We’re talking cow’s horns of course, as ASTARTE is a sexy cow — and ritual prostitution is always on offer.

ASTARTE was very popular in Old Testament times and traveled far and wide, starting up in business all over the place with the help of her consort and brother BAAL. This kind of thing was always a cue for monotheistic fury and Biblical condemnation.

She was also worshipped in Babylon under the name ISHTAR — and vice-versa.

ASTARTE FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ASTARTE
Area or people : Canaan, Syria
Location : the Middle-East
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Fertility
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ASHTORETH
Popularity index : 10721

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Article last updated on 15 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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