Ashtoreth


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Ash·to·reth

 (ăsh′tə-rĕth′)
n. pl. Ash·ta·roth (-rōth′)

[Hebrew 'aštōret; see ʕṯtr in Semitic roots.]

Ashtoreth

(ˈæʃtəˌrɛθ)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) an ancient Semitic fertility goddess, identified with Astarte and Ishtar

Ash•to•reth

(ˈæʃ təˌrɛθ)

n.
an ancient Semitic goddess, identified with the Phoenician Astarte.
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Noun1.Ashtoreth - an ancient Phoenician goddess of love and fertilityAshtoreth - an ancient Phoenician goddess of love and fertility; the Phoenician counterpart to Ishtar
Phenicia, Phoenicia - an ancient maritime country (a collection of city states) at eastern end of the Mediterranean
References in classic literature ?
Hum," said Sir Henry, who is a scholar, having taken a high degree in classics at college, "there may be something in that; Ashtoreth of the Hebrews was the Astarte of the Phoenicians, who were the great traders of Solomon's time.
As such there is a section on the Christian and Jewish Pantheon, including both the early incarnations such as Ashtoreth as well as the more familiar Eve and Mary.
49 Sir Henry interprets the Biblical Ashtoreth as Astarte, who is the same as 'Aphrodite of the Greeks', with horns like the half-moon, and suggests that the figures were made by Phoenicians.