Astarte

Astarte (Astar`te) , or Ashtoreth, or Ist`ar, the female divinity of the Phoenicians, as Baal was the male, these two being representative respectively of the conceptive and generative powers of nature, and symbolised, the latter, like Apollo, by the sun, and the former, like Artemis or Diana, by the moon; sometimes identified with Urania and sometimes with Venus; the rites connected with her worship were of a lascivious nature.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Assyriology * Aster
Assiniboi`a
Assiniboines
Assi`si
Association of ideas
Assouan`
Assoucy, D'
Assumption, Feast of the
Assur
Assyr`ia
Assyriology
Astar`te
Aster
As`teroids
As`ti
Astley, Philip
Astolfo
Aston, Luise
Aston Manor
Astor, John Jacob
Astor, William Waldorf
Asto`ria

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Astarte in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable