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Other centers were Cythera, Malta, and Eryx in Sicily from which she became known to the Romans as Venus Erycina.

A bilingual inscription on the Pyrgi Tablets dating to about 500 BC found near Caere in Etruria equates Astarte with Etruscan Uni-Astre, that is, Juno.

She was also celebrated in Egypt following the importation of Levantine cults there.

The name Astarte is sometimes also applied to her cults in Mesopotamian cultures like Assyria and Babylonia.

Other major centers of Astarte's worship were the Phoenician city states of Sidon, Tyre, and Byblos.

Coins from Sidon portray a chariot in which a globe appears, presumably a stone representing Astarte.

Greek: Οὐρανός ouranos/ Uranus; Roman god: Caelus) and Ge (Earth), and sister of the god Elus.

Her symbols were the lion, the horse, the sphinx, the dove, and a star within a circle indicating the planet Venus. She has been known as the deified morning and/or evening star.

Indeed, there is a statue of the 6th century BC in the Cairo Museum, which normally would be taken as portraying Isis with her child Horus on her knee and which in every detail of iconography follows normal Egyptian conventions, but the dedicatory inscription reads: "Gersaphon, son of Azor, son of Slrt, man of Lydda, for his Lady, for Astarte." See G. Melqart) and Astarte (though he notes some instead call the Queen Saosis or Nemanūs, which Plutarch interprets as corresponding to the Greek name Athenais).

In the description of the Phoenician pantheon ascribed to Sanchuniathon, Astarte appears as a daughter of Epigeius, "sky" (anc.

Astarte arrived in ancient Egypt during the 18th dynasty along with other deities who were worshipped by northwest Semitic people.

She was especially worshipped in her aspect as a warrior goddess, often paired with the goddess Anat.

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