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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). He married the goddess Nikkal. Canaan or Knáan (Arabic کنعان, Kanʻān, Hebrew כְּנַעַן / כְּנָעַן, Kənáʻan / Kənāʻan; Septuagint Greek Χανααν, Khanaan) is an ancient term for a region roughly corresponding to present-day Israel, the West Bank, western Jordan, southern and coastal Syria and Lebanon continuing up until the border of modern Turkey. ... The term God (capitalized in English language as a proper noun) is often used to refer to a Supreme Being. ... Crust composition Oxygen 43% Silicon 21% Aluminium 10% Calcium 9% Iron 9% Magnesium 5% Titanium 2% Nickel 0. ...

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Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology FAQ, ver. 1.2 (6346 words)
He favors King Keret, who may be his son, offering him riches upon the death of his many spouses and eventually promising him the princess Huray and many children, provided he make the proper sacrifices and follow his instructions.
Undaunted, Yarikh presents a lavish brideprice to Nikkal-and-Ib's family and the two are wed.
Yarikh and marries him after Yarikh arranges a brideprice with Khirkhib and pays it to her parents.
Nikkal, Canaanite Goddess of the Orchards, Fruit, and the Harvest (220 words)
Her father tried to dissuade Yarikh by suggesting two of Baal's daughters instead.
Yarikh offered a generous brideprice to Khirkhib of necklaces of lapis-lazuli, ten thousand gold pieces, and one thousand silver pieces, saying, "I shall send gems of lapis-lazuli, I shall make her fields into vineyards, and the field of her love into orchards." Khirkhib relented, and soon Nikkal and Yarikh were married.
Yarikh is the provider of nightly dew, and his dew causes Nikkal's orchards to bloom in the desert.
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