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Origin of the name ASTGHIK.
Etymology of the name ASTGHIK.
Meaning of the baby name ASTGHIK.


ASTGHIK.  Variant spelling of Armenian Asdghig (q.v.), name of the goddess "Venus."

... Next to Anahit in popularity and importance was her sister Astghik (= Asteria, the "Starry Goddess"). Originally the goddess of the planet Venus, the star of the evening and of the dawn, she was also worshipped as the goddess of beauty. In the time of the Arsacides there stood in the province of Taron a temple sacred to Astghik, which was, however, generally called "Vahagn's noom," as her consort was associated with her in worship. The influence of her worship is still felt in proper names of women, popular names among Armenian females being still Arouseak (the Bride) and Lousaber (Light-bringer), names of the same planet Venus. (The Conversion of Armenia to the Christian Faith, Tisdall, 1897)


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