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In the Levantine pantheon, the Elohim are the sons of El the ancient of days (olam) assembled on the divine holy place, Mount Zephon (Jebel Aqra). This mountain, which lies in Syria, was regarded as a portal to its heavenly counterpart. The Elohim are ruled by the El called Hadad the most high (elyon) who was known among the common people as "the master" ("Baal"). Assembled on the holy mountain of heaven and ruled by one, the pantheon (Elohim) acts as one. Semitic gods refers to the gods or deities of peoples generally classified as speaking a Semitic language. ... Image File history File links Palmsymbol. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Arabic Mythology is the ancient beliefs of the Arabs. ... At the bottom of the hands, the two letters on each hand combine to form יהוה (YHVH), the name of God. ... This diorite head is believed to represent king Hammurabi The Assyro-Babylonian religion was a series of belief systems in places in the early civilisations of the Euphrates valley. ... The Yezidi or Yazidi (Kurdish; Êzidî) are adherents of a small Middle Eastern religion with ancient origins. ... The Levant Levant is an imprecise geographical term historically referring to a large area in the Middle East south of the Taurus Mountains, bounded by the Mediterranean Sea on the west, and by the northern Arabian Desert and Upper Mesopotamia to the east. ... Ä’l is a northwest Semitic word and name translated into English as either god or God or left untranslated as El, depending on the context. ... Elyon: The name or epithet or word ‘Elyôn (Masoretic pronunciation of Hebrew עליון), is traditionally rendered in Samaritan Hebrew as illiyyon, and means something like higher, upper. It derives from the Hebrew root ‘lh, Semitic root ‘ly go up, ascend. ‘Elyôn when is means God or is applied to God... Haddad - בעל הדד - حداد (in Ugaritic Haddu) was a very important northwest Semitic storm god and rain god, cognate in name and origin with the Akkadian god Adad. ... A 19th-century reproduction of a Greek bronze of Adonis found at Pompeii. ... Anat, also ‘Anat (in ASCII spelling `Anat and often simplified to Anat), Hebrew or Phoenician ענת (‘Anāt), Ugaritic ‘nt, Greek Αναθ (transliterated Anath), in Egyptian rendered as Antit, Anit, Anti (not to be confused with Anti) , or Anant, is a major northwest Semitic goddess. ... The Palmyran god of the evening star. ... For the small research submarine, see Asherah (submarine). ... Astarte on a car with four branches protruding from roof. ... Atargatis, in Aramaic ‘Atar‘atah, was a Syrian deity, more commonly known to the Greeks by a shortened form of the name, Derceto or Derketo (Strabo 16. ... Azizos or Aziz; the Palmyran god of the morning star. ... Baal () is a Semitic title and honorific meaning lord that is used for various gods, spirits and demons particularly of the Levant. ... {{Fertile Crescent myt==External links== [http://depts. ... Other deities worshipped at Ugarit were El Shaddai, El Elyon, and El Berith. ... // The ancient god Dagon Dagon was a major northwest Semitic god, the god of grain and agriculture according to the few sources to speak of the matter, worshipped by the early Amorites, by the people of Ebla, by the people of Ugarit and a chief god (perhaps the chief god... Eshmun (or Eshmoun, less accurately Esmun or Esmoun) was a northwestern Semitic god of healing and the tutelary god of Sidon. ... See Kug-Baba for the sumerian queen. ... Liluri was an old Syrian goddess of mountains. ... Manuzi was an old Syrian weather god. ... In Ugaritic Mot Death (spelled mt) is personified as a god of death. ... Salem or Shalom is the god of the dawn and peace in the pantheon of the Levant. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Yarikh, in Canaanite mythology, is a god of the moon whose epithets are Illuminator of the Heavens, Illuminator of the Myriads of Stars, and Lord of the Sickle (the latter may come from the appearance of the crescent moon). ... Yam is the name of the Ugaritic god of Rivers and Sea, and in some myths he is one of the ilhm (Elohim) or sons of El, the name given to the Levantine pantheon. ... The Levant Levant is an imprecise geographical term historically referring to a large area in the Middle East south of the Taurus Mountains, bounded by the Mediterranean Sea on the west, and by the northern Arabian Desert and Upper Mesopotamia to the east. ... Ä’l is a northwest Semitic word and name translated into English as either god or God or left untranslated as El, depending on the context. ... Haddad - בעל הדד - حداد (in Ugaritic Haddu) was a very important northwest Semitic storm god and rain god, cognate in name and origin with the Akkadian god Adad. ... Baal () is a Semitic title and honorific meaning lord that is used for various gods, spirits and demons particularly of the Levant. ...


The historic and linguistic evidence the ambiguous use of the word in the Old Testement indicates that the Israelites probably borrowed the Canaanite plural noun Elohim and made it singular in their religious texts. Many biblical scholars believe that this supports the polytheistic and henotheistic roots of Judaism.


The enemy of the Elohim is Yaw whom El also created. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Yam, Yamm, or Yaw (jaÊŠ) is the name of the Levantine god of chaos and mass-destruction, and in some myths he is one of the ilhm (Els) or sons of El. ...


See also

Entrance to the Palace of Ugarit Ugarit (modern site Ras Shamra رأس شمرة; in Arabic) 35°35´ N; 35°45´E) was an ancient cosmopolitan port city, sited on the Mediterranean coast of northern Syria a few kilometers north of the modern city of Latakia. ... Semitic gods refers to the gods or deities of peoples generally classified as speaking a Semitic language. ... The Aramaeans, or Arameans, were a Semitic, seminomadic and pastoralist people who originated and had lived in upper Mesopotamia and Syria. ... Natib Qadish is also known as Canaanite Paganism, Canaanite Neopaganism, or Canaanite Reconstructionism. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ...

External links

  • Online text: The Epic of Ba'al (Hadad)
  • Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology
  • Ugarit and Biblical Heritage - An excellent site on descriptions of the primary and minor gods, with generous excerpts from the actual stories.

 
 

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