Eshmun

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Eshmun,

Phoenician deity of vegetation who castrated himself to avoid the advances of the goddess Astronae.
Eshmun complex - autocastration. Synonym(s): genital self-mutilation
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Sami Farhat, a member of the Lebanese Association for Heritage and Archeological Studies, revealed that besides the famous Phoenician Eshmoun temple which
Sami Farhat, a member of the Lebanese Association for Heritage and Archeological Studies, revealed that besides the famous Phoenician Eshmoun temple which lies at the northern entrance of Sidon, a temple to the goddess Astarte is located in the southern part of the city.
Sidon is one of the most important Phoenician cities, and boasts the Phoenician temple site of Eshmoun just to its north.
36), he may well have thought in terms of Eshmoun and other Punic divinities as much as of their Roman counterparts.