Illustrated Bible History

Ancient Bible Manners and Customs - Deities

Ashtoreth Ashtoreth
Ashtoreth`s image in an ancient coin. Ashtoreth is the name of the goddess of the Sidonians and Philistines whose worship was introduced among the Israelites during the period of the judges, was celebrated by Solomon himself and was finally put down by Josiah.
Atergatis Atergatis
An image of Atergatis on an ancient coin. Atergatis is the name of a Syrian goddess whose temple was mentioned in the Book 2 of Maccabees. This coin shows the fish-form of Atergatis which perhaps show her relation as a female counterpart of the deity Dagon.