Astarte was worshiped by the Syrians, Sumerians, Semites, Phoenicians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Caananites, Phillistines, Sicilians, Norse, Hindus, Celts and others. She is also known as or closely associated with (language dependent): Ishtar, Inanna, Anath, Nanna, Ishara, Irnini, Hathor, Isis, Aphrodite, Artemis, Juno, Venus, Persephone, Freya, Indrani, Danu and more. Called the Goddess of Heaven and Earth; the Goddess of Love, Fertility and War; the Goddess of War and Tenacity; and the Goddess of Love and Beauty; presented as a nature Goddess and Goddess of the Hunt, she is often pictured wearing horns and/or carrying a bow and arrows and is symbolized by both the dove and the bull. She was attributed with power over rains and storms, is known for destroying her lovers, and has been worshiped for time out of mind.
To her this website is dedicated for without fertility there would be no human existence. Without love, our existence would be unbearable. Without tenacity, there would be no progress. Without beauty, there would be precious little pleasure. She is, within herself, the yin and the yang: both love and war, both the dove and the bull, both above and below, both creation and destruction. In these ways she signifies and epitomizes the female of the species, the All Mother.
The Astarte Home can take us back to our roots while helping us plan for the future. Through the use of a naturalistic approach to living in addition to an activist (mentally, spiritually and politically) lifestyle, it is my hope to assist others in working toward not only a healthier and safer personal existence but one for the planet and all her inhabitants as well. We are, after all, completely connected, made not only of energy but of the same energy . . . and there is a bit of star dust in all of us.
Welcome to The Astarte Home and our journey of love and discovery.
© Bobbi Curtis 2015