By name, Astarte rebukes: “Shame, O Aliyan Baal. In the sky of course, in her abode in heaven, although the goddess of love does have temples and sacred places right on earth — in Sidon, Byblos and Tyre to name a few. Because she has been with us since the beginning, she has been known by several different names, as she has been the Chief Goddess in many different areas and cultures. ", "Although Sidon is respected, it could not be forgotten that her goddess was Ashtart, a name the Israelite scribe wrote with the five consonants 'strt', and vocalized them by the vowels of the familiar Hebrew word for "shame," making the Sidonian goddess appear in the bastard form Astoreth." She did not want this to be known until recently [October 2016]. More important, Astarte’s love is, not the mere romantic or carnal love of her equivalent in Greek Mythology, Aphrodite, but love that is genuine caring, free of violence and war. Baal not only soundly defeated the giant serpent; the god of storms finished the enormous sea creature, breaking its heads to pieces (Psalm 74:14) — for which Astarte rebuked the triumphant god. Where does the queen of the sky live? Baal Hadad and Yamm, the god of the sea, are bitter rivals. It was enough that they hold the god Yamm captive; there was no need to end the ocean god’s life. She discovers all secrets, and is an excellent teacher of the liberal sciences. She obtains friendship of those in power and represents luxury and ease. She also played a major role in the early development of other ancient cultures such as the Phoenicians, Babylonians, Canaanites, and Egyptians. -Excerpt from "Who's Who Non-Classical Mythology by Egerton Sykes, 1993. The faithfuls then burn incense to the goddess of beauty. Astaroth is also The Treasurer of Hell What other powers does the goddess of sky wield? Astaroth is undoubtedly one of the oldest demons as well as one of the most powerful and respected. Rank: Grand Duke of the Western Regions of Hell; Crowned Princess They abandoned Yahweh, and served Baal and the Ashtaroth. Moreover, the goddess of fertility wards off famine by an even stronger weapon, one that is more moral than supernatural. How beautiful was the goddess of the heavens? Astarte is the goddess of beauty and love. Was that where the goddess of fertility lived too? Tarot Card: 3 of Pentacles (Azazel told me the Ace of Cups) According to some demonologists of the 16th century, August is the month during which this demon's attacks against man are stronger. Astarte set the head of a bull upon her own head as a mark of royalty; and in travelling round the world she found a star that had fallen from the sky, which she took up and consecrated in the holy island Tyre. The Hebrew Astoreth arose when the rabbinical school of the Massoretes in the sixth century decided to adopt a conventional system to compensate for the lack of vowels in written Hebrew, and at the same time to insert in the names of foreign divinities the vowels from the word 'boshet', meaning abomination." She deals in mostly human affairs Worshipers of Astaroth engage the interest of their children by asking the good lads and lass to get some firewood. She is always there to guide me when I feel lost or I am struggling. The sea serpent’s death was unnecessary, Ashtoreth points out. According to Sebastien Michaelis, he is a demon of the First Hierarchy, who seduces by means of laziness, vanity, and rationalized philosophies.