- Asherah, Ashtoreth, Astarte, Athtart, Ashtart, Ishtar, Isis, Hathor, Anath
- False Goddess of the Moon
Known by many names, this false goddess of the moon is sometimes seen as a consort or female counterpart of the sun god Baal (Chemosh, Molech, etc.).
Lulled in by his pagan wives, King Solomon built a temple to worship Asherah/Ashtoreth which was later torn down by King Josiah who brought Israel back to God. The places of worship to this goddess are often comprised of a grove with a carved tree located in the center.
As a goddess of love, worship often consisted of sensuality and prostitution, and it's leaders also practiced divination and fortune-telling.
Below are the names of moon, sky/heaven and love goddesses that likely share the same or similar origin:
- Asheroth / Asherah (Jews, Philistines, Sidonians)
- Astarte (Phoenicians)
- Anath (Canaanites)
- Atargatis (Arameans)
- Ishtar (Assyrians/Akkadians)
- Isis / Eset / Aset (Egyptians)
- Hathor (Egyptians)
- Aphrodite (Greeks)
"...there is nothing new under the sun." - Ecclesiastes 1:9