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Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about the pantheon of the people refered to as Canaanites in the Bible, as recovered from the city of Ugarit in what is now western Syria. These people lived from at least 3800 years ago through 3000 years ago and were absorbed into neigboring peoples including the Phoenicians and the Hebrews.

This FAQ about the pantheon of the people refered to as Canaanites in the Bible, as recovered from the city of Ugarit in what is now western Syria was compiled and written by Christopher B. Siren cbsiren@hopper.unh.edu with numerous contributions by others.

-01 Who do we mean by 'Canaanites'?
Linguisticly, the ancient Semites have been broadly classified into ...
-02 What Deities did they worship? (Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology)
As mentioned above, different cities had different concepts of not only ...
-03 Primarily benificent and non-hostile gods p1 (Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology)
El - (also called Latipan, and possibly Dagon) - Father of the gods, 'the ...
-04 Primarily benificent and non-hostile gods p2 (Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology)
Baal (also called Baal-Saphon(Zephon), Hadad, Pidar and Rapiu (Rapha?) - ...
-05 Primarily benificent and non-hostile gods p3 (Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology)
Anat (Anath, Rahmay - 'the merciful') - Baal's sister, daughter of El. ...
-06 Primarily benificent and non-hostile gods p4 (Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology)
Sheger ('offspring of cattle') - god of ...
-07 Chaos gods, death gods and baneful gods (Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology)
Yam (Nahar, Yaw, Lotan?, Leviathan?) - god of sea and rivers, he dwells ...
-08 Demi-gods and Heroes (Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology)
Keret - Keret was a king (of Khubur?) and possibly the son of El (this ...
-09 What about their cosmology? (Divine geography) (Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology)
Little is certain about the cosmology of the Canaanites. While the Ugaritic ...
-10 Source material (Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology)
Aubet, Maria E. _The_Phoenicians_and_the_West_, Cambridge ...
-11 Additional material of interest (Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology)
M. Coogan









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