Many teach that Columbia is the feminine of Columbus, which is clearly not true and has been disproved many times over.
Take for instance this paining from the late 1800's:
American Progress, (1872) by John Gast, is an allegorical representation of the modernization of the new west. Columbia, a personification of the United States, is shown leading civilization westward with the American settlers. She is shown bringing light from the East into the West, stringing telegraph wire, holding a school textbook that will instill knowledge, and highlights different stages of economic activity and evolving forms of transportation
What to make of this one?
One can find many such early depictions of the goddess.
Likewise, many teach the Italian explorer, Amerigo Vespucci, as the original founder of the Americas, and that America is the feminine of his name.
With all of the many statues of goddesses in this country, Capitol, New York harbor, I believe and submit to the reader, America/Columbia are one and the same. Worshiped in this nation under many guises including Diana, Minerva, Venus, Libertas, Isis, Mary, Shekinah, Astarte, and Ishtar, this pagan and false goddess is worshiped from the very early days of Israel as Ashtoreth:
For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.
And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.
'ăshêrâh / 'ăshêyrâh
Ashera(h) = “groves (for idol worship)”
1) a Babylonian (Astarte)-Canaanite goddess (of fortune and happiness), the supposed consort of Baal, her images
1a) the goddess, goddesses
1b) her images
1c) sacred trees or poles set up near an altar
Part of Speech: noun proper feminine
A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: from H833
Also believed to be the same pagan goddess referenced in the book of Jeremiah:
Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? (18) The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine. (19) And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out drink offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink offerings unto her, without our men?
Although, the right bottom stone has the Father as being supreme being, the imagery does not!
Suffice it to say, there is a spirit presiding over this nation, one that is not of Christ!