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Astarte, also known as Ashtoreth, is a demon in the series.

History

Astarte, also known as Athtart or Ashtart, is a goddess considered to be the western counterpart of Ishtar/Inanna. In various cultures of the ancient Near East, she was identified as a goddess of war, hunting, love, sex, horses and possibly the morning star. She was often referred to with the epithet "name-of-Baal" (or "face-of-Baal"), especially in Phoenician texts, and is assumed to be Baal's consort in many traditions. Her symbols are thought to be the lion, the panther, and perhaps the eight pointed star.

The oldest attestations of Astarte come from the ancient city of Ebla.[1] In Mari, the name was used interchangeably with Ishtar to refer to the same goddess. She is also known from bronze age Emar and Ugarit. In Ugarit, she was envisioned as a warrior and hunter, and was almost always paired with Anat. While in Ugarit, Anat is the more prominent between them, their relevance is reversed in Emar. In the Baal cycle, she is one of Baal's allies, preventing him from attacking Yam's messengers and later seemingly participating in the battle against the sea god. In another myth, she and Anat take pity on the moon god Yarikh, unfavorably compared to a dog by other gods. The god Ashtar appears to be her male counterpart, but they aren't associated with each other in myths or rituals. Some texts raise the possibility that in Ugarit Astarte was seen as capable of cursing the opponents of her divine allies or even of humans invoking her.[2] She was also renowned for her beauty, and in the tale of Aqhat, a mortal woman's appearance is favorably compared to Astarte's and Anat's.

In Egypt, Astarte was among the most prominent foreign deities, and was likewise often paired with Anat in myths and cultic texts. She was often depicted as a warrior on horseback there. She had a temple in Memphis and as a result was often viewed as a daughter of the Memphite tutelary god and divine craftsman, Ptah.[3] Sometimes, Ra was regarded as her father instead. Egyptian texts consider her a consort of Seth, who in his role as a god of foreigners was conflated with Baal. A text known simply as the Astarte papyrus seemingly adapts the Yam portion of the Baal myth, preserving Astarte's role, but replacing Baal with Seth.

In later times, she was worshiped in the cities of Sidon, Tyre and Byblos, as well as in Phoenician colonies outside the Levant. However, in Carthage, the goddess Tanith seemingly played a similar role instead. The kings of Sidon were particularly involved in the cult of Astarte, and she had a prominent temple in that city.

Astarte occasionally appears in Greek and Roman sources. Philo of Byblos states that she ruled the land of the Phoenicians alongside "Adados" (Baal). Eusebius of Cesarea, a 3rd century Christian writer, records a myth according to which she was the daughter of Ouranos and had two sisters, Rhea and Dione (identified with the tutelary goddess of Byblos, Baalat Gebal). All three of them married Cronus (seemingly El). These accounts appear to combine various Greek traditions with Phoenician versions of either Canaanite or Hittite myths. Various Greek and Roman authors often compared Astarte to Aphrodite. As a result, the dove is sometimes assumed to be a symbol of Astarte.

In the Bible, she is known as Ashtoreth, seemingly an intentional misspelling meant to resemble the word bosheth, "abomination." The name is usually used in its plural form, "ashtaroth," often alongside "baalim" (the plural form of Baal's name), and refers to idols and false gods whose worship was condemned by biblical prophets. It's also plausible that the "Queen of Heaven" mentioned in Jeremiah 7:18 and 44:15-30 is either Astarte or a local form of Ishtar and as such at least analogous to her.

In popular culture, in some neopagan sources and in old biblical scholarship Astarte is often treated as interchangeable with Asherah and described as a mother goddess. This is not rooted in any historical sources, and the two goddesses have distinct attributes and roles in mythologies in which both of them appear. Asherah is a mother goddess, while Astarte generally lacks maternal characteristics, much like Ishtar.

The demon Astaroth is derived from the biblical term ashtaroth, but his history dates back only to the 15th century and doesn't incorporate any elements drawn from Astarte's mythology or cultic role. The demon's name is nonetheless treated as interchangeable with Astarte's in fiction sometimes.

Appearances

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Astarte is Kanaru Morimoto's persona that awakens after she overcomes her addiction to Kagenuki. When it becomes clear that Kanaru has been a plant for Marebito, it's revealed that her persona while under their influence is Ashtoreth, which Shin Kanzato cuts from her with Abel's ability to separate a persona from its user. After Kanaru's death, Megumi Kayano and Takuro Sakakiba are able to summon Astarte in the final confrontation with Ayane Komatsubara's clone.

Persona 5

"A Middle Eastern goddess of fertilty. Many scriptures note her folklore, and there is even a mention of her as the "Queen of Heaven" in the Bible."
Persona 5 compendium

Astarte is the ultimate Persona of Haru Okumura in the original release of Persona 5, and the second of three forms of her Persona in Persona 5 Royal.

Stats

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Race Alignment Level HP MP CP
Tyrant Dark-Chaos 45 6960 2364 85
Intuition Will Power Magic Intelligence Divine Protection
50 48 53 33 38
Strength Stamina Agility Dexterity Charm
82 75 58 25 68
List of Skills
Feral Bite Tail Blaze Breath
Marin Karin Ziodyne Darapis
Mazionga Madesummon

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Race Alignment Level HP MP CP
Tyrant Dark-Chaos 41 1505 524 79
Intuition Will Power Magic Intelligence Divine Protection
46 44 49 32 35
Strength Stamina Agility Dexterity Charm
77 71 54 24 63
List of Skills
Feral Bite Tail Blaze Breath
Marin Karin Ziodyne Darapis

Persona 5 / Royal

Arcana Level
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
Empress Inherit
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
- - - Psy Ice Nuclear
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Psio 8 SP Medium Psy damage to 1 foe. Technical dmg: Mental ailment. Innate
Mapsio 16 SP Medium Psy damage to all foes. Technical dmg: Mental ailment. Innate
Triple Down 16% HP Light Gun damage to all foes 3x. Innate
Amrita Drop 6 SP Cure 1 ally of all non-special ailments. Innate
Fast Heal Auto Half the time needed to recover from an ailment. Innate
Psy Break 15 SP Suppress innate Psy resistance of all foes for 3 turns. Innate
Tetrakarn 36 SP Erect shield on 1 ally to repel 1 Physical/Gun attack. 38
Psy Boost Auto Strengthen Psy attacks by 25%. 42
Makarakarn 36 SP Erect shield on 1 ally to repel 1 magical attack. 44
Climate Decorum Auto Double evasion against all attacks in rain or special weather warning. 48
Psiodyne 12 SP Heavy Psy damage to 1 foe. Technical dmg: Mental ailment. 52
Snipe Auto Strengthen Gun attacks by 25%. 54
One-shot Kill 17% HP Severe Gun damage to 1 foe. High Critical Rate. 58
Amrita Shower 12 SP Cure all allies of all non-special ailments. 60
Mapsiodyne 22 SP Heavy Psy damage to all foes. Technical dmg: Mental ailment. 64
Cripple Auto Strengthen Gun attacks by 50%. 68
Psy Amp Auto Strengthen Psy attacks by 50%. 73
Heat Riser 30 SP Buff attack, defense and agility of 1 ally for 3 turns. 75
Evade Nuke Auto Triple evasion chance against Nuclear attacks. Max Empress SL

Arcana Level
Strength 69
Magic 64
Endurance 59
Agility 59
Luck 53
Empress 99
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
- - - Psy Ice Nuclear
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Psio 8 SP Medium Psy damage to 1 foe. Technical dmg: Mental ailment. Innate
Mapsio 16 SP Medium Psy damage to all foes. Technical dmg: Mental ailment. Innate
Triple Down 16% HP Light Gun damage to all foes 3x. Innate
Amrita Drop 6 SP Cure 1 ally of all non-special ailments. Innate
Fast Heal Auto Half the time needed to recover from an ailment. Innate
Psy Break 15 SP Suppress innate Psy resistance of all foes for 3 turns. Innate
Tetrakarn 36 SP Erect shield on 1 ally to repel 1 Physical/Gun attack. 38
Psy Boost Auto Strengthen Psy attacks by 25%. 42
Makarakarn 36 SP Erect shield on 1 ally to repel 1 magical attack. 44
Climate Decorum Auto Double evasion against all attacks in rain or special weather warning. 48
Psiodyne 12 SP Heavy Psy damage to 1 foe. Technical dmg: Mental ailment. 52
Snipe Auto Strengthen Gun attacks by 25%. 54
One-shot Kill 17% HP Severe Gun damage to 1 foe. High Critical Rate. 58
Amrita Shower 12 SP Cure all allies of all non-special ailments. 60
Mapsiodyne 22 SP Heavy Psy damage to all foes. Technical dmg: Mental ailment. 64
Cripple Auto Strengthen Gun attacks by 50%. 68
Psy Amp Auto Strengthen Psy attacks by 50%. 73
Heat Riser 30 SP Buff attack, defense and agility of 1 ally for 3 turns. 75
Evade Nuke Auto Triple evasion chance against Nuclear attacks. Max Empress SL

Arcana Level
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
Empress Inherit
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
- - - Psy Ice Nuclear
Persona Trait Icy Glare: Decreases allies' chance of being inflicted by ailments by 25%.
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Psio 8 SP Medium Psy damage to 1 foe. Innate
Mapsio 16 SP Medium Psy damage to all foes. Innate
Triple Down 16% HP Light Gun damage to all foes 3x. Innate
Amrita Drop 6 SP Cure all non-special ailments of 1 ally. Innate
Fast Heal Passive Half the time needed to recover from ailments. Innate
Psy Break 15 SP Suppress innate Psy resistances of all foes for 3 turns. Innate
Tentarafoo 8 SP Inflict Confusion (med odds) to all foes. Innate
Tetrakarn 24 SP Erect a shield on 1 ally to repel 1 Physical or Gun attack. 38
Psy Boost Passive Strengthen Psy attacks by 25%. 42
Makarakarn 24 SP Erect a shield on 1 ally to repel 1 (non-Almighty) magical attack. 44
Climate Decorum Passive Double evasion against all attacks under rainy day or special weather warning. 48
Psiodyne 12 SP Heavy Psy damage to 1 foe. 52
Snipe Passive Strengthen Gun attacks by 25%. 54
One-shot Kill 17% HP Severe Gun damage to 1 foe, high critical rate. 58
Amrita Shower 12 SP Cure all non-special ailments of party. 60
Mapsiodyne 22 SP Heavy Psy damage to all foes. 64
Cripple Passive Strengthen Gun attacks by 50%. 68
Psy Amp Passive Strengthen Psy attacks by 50%. 73
Heat Riser 30 SP Increase Attack/Defense/Agility of 1 ally for 3 turns. 75
Evade Nuke Passive Triple evasion rate against Nuclear attacks. Max Empress SL

Arcana Level
Strength 69
Magic 64
Endurance 59
Agility 59
Luck 53
Empress 99
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
- - - Psy Ice Nuclear
Persona Trait Icy Glare: Decreases allies' chance of being inflicted by ailments by 25%.
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Psio 8 SP Medium Psy damage to 1 foe. Innate
Mapsio 16 SP Medium Psy damage to all foes. Innate
Triple Down 16% HP Light Gun damage to all foes 3x. Innate
Amrita Drop 6 SP Cure all non-special ailments of 1 ally. Innate
Fast Heal Passive Half the time needed to recover from ailments. Innate
Psy Break 15 SP Suppress innate Psy resistances of all foes for 3 turns. Innate
Tentarafoo 8 SP Inflict Confusion (med odds) to all foes. Innate
Tetrakarn 24 SP Erect a shield on 1 ally to repel 1 Physical or Gun attack. 38
Psy Boost Passive Strengthen Psy attacks by 25%. 42
Makarakarn 24 SP Erect a shield on 1 ally to repel 1 (non-Almighty) magical attack. 44
Climate Decorum Passive Double evasion against all attacks under rainy day or special weather warning. 48
Psiodyne 12 SP Heavy Psy damage to 1 foe. 52
Snipe Passive Strengthen Gun attacks by 25%. 54
One-shot Kill 17% HP Severe Gun damage to 1 foe, high critical rate. 58
Amrita Shower 12 SP Cure all non-special ailments of party. 60
Mapsiodyne 22 SP Heavy Psy damage to all foes. 64
Cripple Passive Strengthen Gun attacks by 50%. 68
Psy Amp Passive Strengthen Psy attacks by 50%. 73
Heat Riser 30 SP Increase Attack/Defense/Agility of 1 ally for 3 turns. 75
Evade Nuke Passive Triple evasion rate against Nuclear attacks. Max Empress SL

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

Arcana Level
Strength 57
Magic 46
Endurance 55
Agility 35
Luck 32
Empress 55
Phys Fire Ice Elec Wind Psy Nuke Bless Curse Alm
- - Resist - - Null Weak - - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Twin Slash 14 HP 2 light Phys attacks. (1 enemy) Stronger in Boost. Innate
Psi 6 SP Light Psy attack. (1 enemy) Innate
Regenerate 1 Passive Slightly restore HP at the end of the turn. Innate
Axe Bulwark Passive Medium chance of nullifying Phys attacks. Evolution
Mind Strike 32 HP Light Psy attack that splashes to either side. (1 enemy) 17
Psy Boost Passive Slightly raise Psy attack strength. 24
Psio 14 SP Medium Psy attack. (1 enemy) 28
Triple Down 25 HP 3 medium Phys attacks. (1 enemy) Stronger in Boost. 34
Mental Smash 56 HP Medium Psy attack that splashes to either side. (1 enemy) 40
Regenerate 2 Passive Moderately restore HP at the end of the turn. 42
Mapsio 36 SP Medium Psy attack. (All enemies) 46
Amrita 45 SP Full HP restore. Remove all Binds and ailments. (1 ally) 51
Psiodyne 32 SP Heavy Psy attack. (1 enemy) 60
Heat Riser 35 SP Raise attack/defense and accuracy/evasion for 3 turns. (1 ally) 65
Oneshot Kill 92 HP Severe Phys attack that pierces to the back row. (1 enemy) Stronger in Boost. 70


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Fool Arsene - Obariyon - High Pixie - Izanagi - Izanagi Picaro - Orpheus - Orpheus Picaro - Decarabia - Legion - Ose - Bugs - Crystal Skull - Dionysus - Black Frost - Vishnu - Satanael
Magician Zorro - Mercurius - Jack-o'-Lantern - Jack Frost - Nekomata - Sandman - Choronzon - Queen Mab - Rangda - Surt - Futsunushi
Priestess Johanna - Anat - Silky - Apsaras - Koh-i-Noor - Isis - Kikuri-Hime - Scathach - Sarasvati - Skadi - Cybele
Empress Milady - Astarte - Queen's Necklace - Yaksini - Lamia - Hariti - Dakini - Titania - Kali - Mother Harlot
Emperor Goemon - Kamu Susano-o - Regent - Eligor - Setanta - Thoth - Okuninushi - Barong - King Frost - Oberon - Baal - Odin
Hierophant Berith - Orobas - Phoenix - Anzu - Unicorn - Daisoujou - Forneus - Bishamonten - Kohryu
Lovers Carmen - Hecate - Pixie - Saki Mitama - Leanan Sidhe - Ame-no-Uzume - Kushinada - Narcissus - Parvati - Raphael - Ishtar
Chariot Captain Kidd - Seiten Taisei - Agathion - Slime - Shiisaa - Shiki-Ouji - Kin-Ki - Ara Mitama - White Rider - Cerberus - Thor - Chi You
Justice Robin Hood - Loki - Angel - Archangel - Principality - Power - Melchizedek - Dominion - Throne - Uriel - Metatron
Hermit Necronomicon - Prometheus - Bicorn - Koropokguru - Ippon-Datara - Sudama - Naga - Arahabaki - Kumbhanda - Koumokuten - Kurama Tengu - Ongyo-Ki
Fortune Stone of Scone - Clotho - Ariadne - Lachesis - Atropos - Ariadne Picaro - Fortuna - Norn - Asterius - Asterius Picaro - Lakshmi
Strength Kelpie - Kushi Mitama - Oni - Rakshasa - Orlov - Zouchouten - Valkyrie - Siegfried - Zaou-Gongen
Hanged Man Hua Po - Inugami - Orthrus - Take-Minakata - Emperor's Amulet - Hecatoncheires - Moloch - Vasuki - Attis
Death Mandrake - Mokoi - Matador - Pisaca - Hell Biker - Hope Diamond - Pale Rider - Chernobog - Thanatos - Thanatos Picaro - Mot - Alice
Temperance Genbu - Koppa Tengu - Makami - Nigi Mitama - Jikokuten - Mitra - Byakko - Raja Naga - Seiryu - Gabriel - Ardha
Devil Incubus - Andras - Flauros - Lilim - Pazuzu - Baphomet - Nebiros - Belial - Beelzebub
Tower Jatayu - Belphegor - Red Rider - Magatsu-Izanagi - Magatsu-Izanagi Picaro - Seth - Black Rider - Mara - Yoshitsune - Mada
Star Kodama - Fuu-Ki - Neko Shogun - Kaiwan - Ananta - Garuda - Hanuman - Cu Chulainn - Sraosha - Lucifer
Moon Succubus - Onmoraki - Kaguya - Nue - Sui-Ki - Kaguya Picaro - Black Ooze - Mothman - Girimehkala - Tsukiyomi - Tsukiyomi Picaro - Lilith - Sandalphon
Sun Suzaku - Mithras - Yurlungur - Horus - Ganesha - Yatagarasu - Quetzalcoatl - Asura
Judgement Anubis - Trumpeter - Yamata-no-Orochi - Abaddon - Messiah - Shiva - Michael - Messiah Picaro - Satan
Fool Arsène - Obariyon - Orpheus (F) - Orpheus Picaro (F) - High Pixie - Izanagi - Izanagi Picaro - Orpheus - Orpheus Picaro - Legion - Ose - Bugs - Crystal Skull - Black Frost - Raoul - Vishnu - Satanael
Magician Zorro - Mercurius - Diego - Jack-o'-Lantern - Cait Sith - Jack Frost - Nekomata - Sandman - Choronzon - Queen Mab - Rangda - Forneus - Surt - Futsunushi
Priestess Johanna - Anat - Agnes - Silky - Apsaras - Koh-i-Noor - Isis - Kikuri-Hime - Sarasvati - Skadi - Scathach - Cybele
Empress Milady - Astarte - Lucy - Queen's Necklace - Yaksini - Lamia - Hariti - Dakini - Titania - Kali - Alilat - Mother Harlot
Emperor Goemon - Kamu Susano-o - Gorokichi - Regent - Eligor - Setanta - Thoth - Barong - King Frost - Oberon - Baal - Odin
Hierophant Berith - Orobas - Anzu - Daisoujou - Mishaguji - Bishamonten - Kohryu
Lovers Carmen - Hecate - Célestine - Pixie - Saki Mitama - Ame-no-Uzume - Leanan Sidhe - Kushinada - Narcissus - Parvati - Raphael - Ishtar
Chariot Captain Kidd - Seiten Taisei - William - Agathion - Slime - Shiki-Ouji - Kin-Ki - Ara Mitama - White Rider - Athena - Athena Picaro - Cerberus - Thor - Chi You
Justice Robin Hood - Loki - Hereward - Angel - Archangel - Principality - Power - Melchizedek - Dominion - Throne - Uriel - Metatron
Hermit Necronomicon - Prometheus - Al Azif - Bicorn - Koropokguru - Ippon-Datara - Sudama - Naga - Kurama Tengu - Arahabaki - Kumbhanda - Koumokuten - Loa - Fafnir - Ongyo-Ki
Fortune Stone of Scone - Clotho - Ariadne - Lachesis - Atropos - Ariadne Picaro - Fortuna - Norn - Asterius - Asterius Picaro - Lakshmi
Strength Kelpie - Shiisaa - Oni - Rakshasa - Orlov - Zouchouten - Valkyrie - Hanuman - Chimera - Zaou-Gongen
Hanged Man Hua Po - Inugami - Orthrus - Take-Minakata - Emperor's Amulet - Hecatoncheires - Jatayu - Moloch - Macabre - Attis
Death Mandrake - Mokoi - Matador - Nue - Pisaca - Hell Biker - Hope Diamond - Pale Rider - Chernobog - Thanatos - Thanatos Picaro - Mot - Alice
Temperance Genbu - Koppa Tengu - Makami - Jikokuten - Mitra - Byakko - Raja Naga - Gabriel - Ardha
Devil Incubus - Flauros - Andras - Lilim - Pazuzu - Baphomet - Nebiros - Belial - Beelzebub
Tower Belphegor - Red Rider - Magatsu-Izanagi - Magatsu-Izanagi Picaro - Seth - Black Rider - Mara - Yoshitsune - Mada
Star Kodama - Fuu-Ki - Neko Shogun - Kaiwan - Garuda - Vasuki - Sraosha - Hastur - Lucifer
Moon Succubus - Onmoraki - Kaguya - Black Ooze - Sui-Ki - Kaguya Picaro - Mothman - Girimehkala - Tsukiyomi - Tsukiyomi Picaro - Lilith - Byakhee - Sandalphon
Sun Suzaku - Thunderbird - Mithras - Yurlungur - Horus - Ganesha - Quetzalcoatl - Asura
Judgement Anubis - Trumpeter - Yamata-no-Orochi - Abaddon - Messiah - Shiva - Michael - Messiah Picaro - Satan
Faith Cendrillon - Vanadis - Ella - Phoenix - Tam Lin - Unicorn - Okuninushi - Orichalcum - Atavaka - Cu Chulainn - Siegfried - Maria
Councillor Azathoth - Adam Kadmon - Kushi Mitama - Nigi Mitama - Decarabia - Ananta - Yatagarasu - Seiryu - Dionysus - Vohu Manah
World Izanagi-no-Okami - Izanagi-no-Okami Picaro
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