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Mythology & Beliefs: Astarte
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Astarte was the Phoenician goddess of love and was variously identified with Aphrodite, Selene, and Artemis.

Astarte in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology [APHRODITE and SYRIA DEA.] - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

Astarte in Wikipedia Astarte[1] (Greek Ἀστάρτη, "Astártē") is the Greek name of a goddess known throughout the Eastern Mediterranean from the Bronze Age to Classical times. Originally the deified evening star, she is found as Ugaritic 𐎓𐎘𐎚𐎗𐎚 ‘ṯtrt ("‘Aṯtart" or "‘Athtart"); Phoenician "‘shtrt" (‘Ashtart); and Hebrew עשתרת (Ashtoret, singular, or Ashtarot, plural), and appears in Akkadian as 𒀭𒊍𒁯𒌓 D, the grammatically masculine name of the goddess Ishtar; the form Astartu is used to describe her age.[2] The name appears also in Etruscan as 𐌖𐌍𐌉 𐌀𐌔𐌕𐌛𐌄 Uni-Astre (Pyrgi Tablets), Ishtar or Ashtart...

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