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Ashtoreth(ăsh`tōrĕth), Hebrew form of AstarteAstarte
, Semitic goddess of fertility and love. She was the most important goddess of the Phoenicians and corresponds to the Babylonian Ishtar and the Greek Aphrodite. She took a dominant place in Middle Eastern religions, and the Jews strictly forbade use of her name.
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goddess of sexual love. [Phoenician Myth.: Zimmer-man, 32]
Moon goddess; Queen of night; equivalent of Greek Astarte. [Phoenician Myth.: Walsh Classical, 34–35]
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