Canaanite Mythology

The Gods of Ancient Canaan

ASTARTE

Phoenician Fertility Goddess

Also known as ASHTORETH

Picture of the Canaanite Fertility Goddess Astarte from our Canaanite mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

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 worshiped in Babylon under the name Ishtar — and vice-versa.

Astarte Facts and Figures

Name: Astarte
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: ASHTORETH

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Canaan, Syria
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Fertility
Area of expertise: Fertility

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 178

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Article last updated on May 19, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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