by Aradia Lunabella

Mixed media collage . 2013

Astarte calls to the wild women out there that feel rejected and trapped in sexless marriages: no woman deserves to feel unattractive, unwanted and unloved. We are all goddesses after-all! This divine feminine art, inspired by the ancient Goddess of the Phoenicians, Astarte, gives voice to women that have been made to feel ashamed and to those that suffer physically and emotionally in their marriages.

She is the Goddess of sexual love. In Canaanite religion she was associated primarily with love and fertility, playing the role of divine courtesan. Astarte is the Greek form of the name Ashtart who, along with Asherah and Anath, was one of the three great goddesses of the Canaanite pantheon. She, one of the many names of the Great Goddess, is a figure of pride in feminine being, a celebration of the abundance that comes from a woman in touch with herself and her body.

Art Gallery, Volume 2 Issue 3