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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 34, Ashtart (Astarte, Ashtoreth) Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 34, Ashtart (Astarte, Ashtoreth) Summary and Analysis

There are many connections between Ashtart and Ishtar. For example, both are known as the Queen of Heaven. In fact, they are quite possibly the same Goddess. There are also those who believe that Ashtart is the same as the Egyptian Goddess Isis, and still others believe that she is the Greek Aphrodite. The Byblians tell of how Ashtart came to earth as a fiery falling star. They build her most sacred shrine at Aphaca, the site where she landed. Pilgrims toss gold and jewels into the water at Aphaca, saying that the site is "doubly sanctified." They believe that Ashtart's son/lover died there. Pilgrims also travel to Byblos to visit the ancient stone that contains the souls of all people. The stone is said to heal as well as reveal the future. Rituals...

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