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Astartes = Goddess of love

Apologies if this had been brought up before but I thought this was interesting...

The Space Marines "official name" is the Adeptus/Legiones Astartes. However, in the Bronze Age the Phoenicians worshipped the Goddess Astarte...

"Astarte was connected with fertility, sexuality, and war. Her symbols were the lion, the horse, the sphinx, the dove, and a star within a circle indicating the planet Venus. Pictorial representations often show her naked."

Do you think Rick Priestly (another religious name connection) was being ironic when he named his ultimate human warriors?
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