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n. Mythology
An ancient Semitic goddess of love and war, being the Phoenician, Syrian, and Canaanite counterpart to Ishtar. In the Bible, her name sometimes appears in the plural, perhaps referring to a group of goddesses. Also called Ashtoreth.

[Greek Astartē, of Phoenician origin; see ʕṯtr in Semitic roots.]
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(Other Non-Christian Religions) a fertility goddess worshipped by the Phoenicians: identified with Ashtoreth of the Hebrews and Ishtar of the Babylonians and Assyrians
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(æˈstɑr ti)

a Semitic goddess of fertility and reproduction worshiped by the Phoenicians and Canaanites.
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Noun1.Astarte - an ancient Phoenician goddess of love and fertilityAstarte - an ancient Phoenician goddess of love and fertility; the Phoenician counterpart to Ishtar
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And now, as the night was senescent, And star-dials pointed to morn -- As the star-dials hinted of morn -- At the end of our path a liquescent And nebulous lustre was born, Out of which a miraculous crescent Arose with a duplicate horn -- Astarte's bediamonded crescent, Distinct with its duplicate horn.
"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.
Came Ashtoreth, whom the Phoenicians called Astarte, Queen of Heaven, with crescent horns; To whose bright image nightly by the moon Sidonian virgins paid their vows and songs."
Aphrodite, Astarte, the worships of the night--listen, infant-woman, of the great women who conquered worlds of men."
"Art thou a messenger from God; art thou a minister from hell; art thou an angel or a demon; callest thou thyself Eloa or Astarte?"
With these in troop Came ASTORETH, whom the PHOENICIANS call'd ASTARTE, Queen of Heav'n, with crescent Horns; To whose bright Image nightly by the Moon SIDONIAN Virgins paid their Vows and Songs, In SION also not unsung, where stood Her Temple on th' offensive Mountain, built By that uxorious King, whose heart though large, Beguil'd by fair Idolatresses, fell To Idols foul.
KARACHI -- Three ships including Iliana, Haixing and Astarte carrying Coal, Project Cargo and Canola were arranged berths at Qasim International Container Terminal, Multi-Purpose Terminal and Grain and Fertilizer Terminal respectively on Sunday.
ASTARTE CAPITAL PARTNERS Astarte Capital Partners, an alternatives co-investment platform, has named Richard Templer as finance director and Bruno Fumach as investment director.
Becky Demetillo Abraham helped open the celebration by leading a stirring rendition of 'Babae Ka,' assisted by daughter Astarte. Later, a diffident Becky said she would only sing 'snippets' on account of failing memory and aging vocals.
In chapter five "The Female Divine as Talisman", Alban traverses diverse gender and goddess myths (237), including the Virgin Mary, Kali, Cybele, Artemis, Ishtar, Astarte, Demeter, Mother Nature and Medusa as protective eye, suggesting many ways in which "the female divine [may be] an inspirational force for women" (237) and evaluating the redemptive capacity of the divine aspect of women.
The Hellenistic statue group of Aphrodite, Pan, and Eros is seen by Martin as a transformation of Astarte, Ba'al-Hammon, and Adonis into a cult triad for the maritime cult of Poseidon, celebrated in a building exclusive to Beiruti Phoenicians (including Dionysios, patron and benefactor of koinon and sculptures).
Diana Shipping (DSX) announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has agreed to extend the present time charter contract with Glencore (GLNCY) Agriculture B.V., Rotterdam, for one of its Kamsarmax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Astarte. The gross charter rate is $14,250 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum fourteen months to maximum seventeen months.