Astarte - Fertility Goddess. - Canaanite Goddess. Astarte is the Greek name of the fertility Goddess Ishtar.
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Astarte - Fertility Goddess.

Astarte

Astarte is the Greek name of the fertility Goddess Ishtar. She is a Goddess of fertility, sexuality, and war and as the deified evening star. She is often depicted naked, sometimes wearing a crescent moon on her head. She was worshipped in Mesopotamia, Greece and Egypt - particularly in her aspect as a warrior goddess.

She is associated with Aphrodite and Artemis by the Greeks, and known as Venus Erycina to the Romans; in Egypt she was often paired with Anat, a war goddess.

Astarte Syriaca by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Rossetti Astarte Syriaca

Astarte Syriaca

MYSTERY: lo! betwixt the sun and moon
Astarte of the Syrians: Venus Queen
Ere Aphrodite was. In silver sheen
Her twofold girdle clasps the infinite boon
Of bliss whereof the heaven and earth commune:
And from her neck's inclining flower-stem lean
Love-freighted lips and absolute eyes that wean
The pulse of hearts to the spheres' dominant tune.
Torch-bearing, her sweet ministers compel
All thrones of light beyond the sky and sea
The witnesses of Beauty's face to be:
That face, of Love's all-penetrative spell
Amulet, talisman, and oracle,—
Betwixt the sun and moon a mystery.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

--~Attributes and Correspondences~--

Area of Influence:
Fertility, Sexuality, War

Canaanite

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Lions, Horse, Dove

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Venus

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Sphinx, Star within a circle, Chariot

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Canaanite - Gods and Goddesses

NameTitleType

Anat

Virgin Goddess of war and strife.

Goddess

Asherah

Mother Goddess.

Goddess

Astarte

Fertility Goddess.

Goddess

Attar

God of the morning star.

God

Kotharat

Goddesses of marriage and pregnancy.

Goddess

Kothar-wa-Khasis

God of Smiths.

God

Moloch

God of Fire.

God

Mot

God of Death.

God

Nikkal

Goddess of orchards and fruit.

Goddess

Qetesh

Fertility Goddess of sacred ecstasy.

Goddess

Shapash

Goddess of the sun.

Goddess

Bibliography

  • The Witches God - Janet and Stewart Farrar
  • The Witches Goddess - Janet and Stewart Farrar
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  • Celtic Goddesses - Miranda Green
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  • Maori Religion and Mythology - Edward Shortland
  • The Greek Myths - Robert Graves
  • Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines, 2-Volume Set - Patricia Monaghan
  • Asgard and the Gods: The Tales and Traditions of Our Northern Ancestors - Wilhelm Wägner Macdovvall
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  • The Pyramid Texts - Faulkner
  • Aradia, Gospel of the Witches - Charles G. Leland
  • Myths of the Norsemen From the Eddas and Sagas - H. A. Guerber
  • The Theogony of Hesiod - translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White 1914
  • Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities, 2-Volume Set - Charles Russell Coulter and Patricia Turner
  • Wikipedia

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