The New Student's Reference Work/Astarte

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Astar'te or Ashtoreth. An ancient oriental deity, supposed to be the moon-goddess, as Baal was the sun-god. She is mentioned several times in the Old Testament (I Kings XI: 5–33: II Kings XIII: 13). King Solomon built an altar to her. She was sometimes represented as having four wings and bearing a dove in one hand. She was worshipped by the Phœnicians, the Carthaginians, the Sicilians and by the inhabitants of Cyprus.