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Astarte
(151 words)

[German version]

The goddess A., symbolized by the evening star, appears many times in the  Ugarit texts [1: 1. 43.1-8; 1. 47.25; 1. 92.2 and passim]. There are traits in her of the Babylonian Ištar. In Phoenician religion she is found in the panthea of Tyre (KAI 17) and Sidon (KAI 13; 14). There is evidence of her cult in the Mediterranean islands as far as Spain, and also in Israel. Her domains can be ascertained as love, fertility and war. In Hellenistic-Roman times she is subsumed with  Anat into the Dea  Syria.

Bibliography

1 M. Dietrich et al., Keilschrifta…

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Niehr, Herbert (Tübingen), “Astarte”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 06 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e204430>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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