Canaanite Lore, Gods, Demigods, Heroes, Symbols, and Other Famous Mythological Characters

Abelim

A city of the moon. In some accounts, called Abelim.

Agag

A sacred king. In some references, identified as Agag.

Aleyn

A name of Baal as 'mighty'. Occasionally called Aleyn, Alan, Alan, Fisher King, Alain le Gros, Aleyan, Aleyan, Aleyn, Baal, Aliyn, Aliyn, Alyiyn or Alyiyn.

Alukah

A blood-sucking monster. She seduces men who, exhausted from intercourse and loss of blood, kill themselves. In some accounts, identified as Alukah, Aluqa or Aluqa.

Aqhat

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Asherah

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Atak

A god. Son of El. He was killed by Anat. In some references, referred to as Atak.

Baal

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Baal-Berith

A god of contracts. Also commonly identified as Baal-Berith, Balberith, Balberith, Baal-Berith, Baal-Berith, Berith, Berith, Baal-Berith, Beal, Bofi, Bolfry or Beal.

Baal-Hadad

A name for Baal as a storm-god. In some lore, occasionally identified as Baal-Hadad, Baal-Haddad, Baal-Haddad, Baal-Hadhed, Baal-Hadhed, Baal-Rammon, Baal-Rammon, 'crasher', 'crasher', Adad, Adad, Adda, Addad, Addu, Dadda, Dadu, Marduk, Adda(d), Isher, Ramman, Rimmon, Assyrian Mer, Canaanite Baal, Baal Had(d)ad, Kurgal, Semitic Idurmer, Sumerian Enlil, Ishkur or Syrian Hadad.

Baal-Karmelos

An oracular god of Mount Carmel. Also referred to as Baal-Karmelos.

Baal-Zebul

A name of Baal as 'prince'. He was later downgraded to become the demon Beelzebub. Sometimes called Baal-Zebul, Beelzebul, Beelzebul, Beelzeboul, Beelzebub, Lord of the Flies, God of Heaven, Zebul, Zebul, Biblical Beelzebub or Biblical Beelzebub.

Baal-Zephon

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Baalat

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Baaltis Zapuna

A mother-goddess. On occassion, referred to as Baaltis Zapuna.

Compassionate

A name and attribute of El. Occasionally known as Compassionate, El, El, Father Shunem, Al, Bull, El Betel, El Elyon, El Olam, El Sadday, El(o)ah, Elyon, (Father) Shunem, Il(ah), Ilmuqah, Ilu, Latipan, Malcander, Malcandros, Mlk-ab-Anm or Greek Cronus.

Daniel

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El

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El Betel

A name of El as storm-god. Occasionally identified as El Betel, El, El, Father Shunem, Al, Bull, Compassionate, El Elyon, El Olam, El Sadday, El(o)ah, Elyon, (Father) Shunem, Il(ah), Ilmuqah, Ilu, Latipan, Malcander, Malcandros, Mlk-ab-Anm or Greek Cronus.

El Dhubub

A god. He was killed by Anat. Occasionally known as El Dhubub.

El Olam

A name of El as 'the everlasting one'. Referred to as El Olam, El, El, Father Shunem, Al, Bull, Compassionate, El Betel, El Elyon, El Sadday, El(o)ah, Elyon, (Father) Shunem, Il(ah), Ilmuqah, Ilu, Latipan, Malcander, Malcandros, Mlk-ab-Anm or Greek Cronus.

El Sadday

A name of El as mountain-god. Also called El Sadday, El, El, Father Shunem, Al, Bull, Compassionate, El Betel, El Elyon, El Olam, El(o)ah, Elyon, (Father) Shunem, Il(ah), Ilmuqah, Ilu, Latipan, Malcander, Malcandros, Mlk-ab-Anm, Greek Cronus, El Shaddar, El Shaddar or Shaddai.

Elkunirsa

A creator-god. Consort of Asertu. Occasionally identified as Elkunirsa.

Ellil

Son of Keret. At times, called Ellil.

Eshmun

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Etrah

The moon-god. He tried to take over the kingdom of Keret, king of Sidon, but was defeated. In some references, called Etrah.

Gapn

A vine-god. A messenger of Baal. In some references, known as Gapn.

Hashat

A goddess. She was killed by Anat. Also identified as Hashat.

Haurun

An earth-god, god of healing. In some accounts, called Haurun.

Hayyin

A name of Kothar as 'the deft one'. On occassion, known as Hayyin, Kothar, Kothar, Chusor, Divine Artificer, Kathar-Wa-Hasis, Kautar, Kosar, Kotar, Kothar-u-Khasis, Kathar-Wa-Hassis or Kusor.

Helen

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Heres

A name for the Babylonian sun-god, Samas. Sometimes identified as Heres, Samas, Samas, Mes An Du, Samash, Shamas, Shamash, Shemesh, Utuki, Ma-banda-anna, Marduk, Sachi, S(h)amash, Akkadian Babbar, Shullat, Arab Aliha, Sams, Canaanite Sapas, Moabite Chemosh, Persian Aftab, Semitic Samos or Sumerian Utu.

Horon

A destructive god. In some accounts, known as Horon.

Hurriya

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Itum

A goddess. Wife of Resep. Also commonly called Itum, Nefertem, Nefertem, Iphtimis, Itum, Nefertum, Nephthemis, Ra-Atum, Tum, Nefer-tem or 'perfection'.

Kades

A fertility-goddess, an aspect of Astarte. On occassion, identified as Kades, Astarte, Astarte, Ashtart, Ashtareth, Ashtaroth, Astarat, Astarot(h), Astoreth, Athirat, Athtar(a)t, Dea Syria, Great Mother, Kedesh(et), Queen of Heaven, Queen of Love, Syrian Goddess, Armenian Anahit, Babylonian Ishtar, Canaanite Asherah, Greek Aphrodite, North African Dido, Tanit(h), Phrygian Cybele, Semitic Ashtoreth, Sumerian Nanna, Kadesh, Kadesh, Qedeshet, Kedesh, Kedesh, Kedeshet, Kedeshet, Lady of Heaven, Lady of Heaven, Edjo, Wadjet, Egyptian Qedeshet, Egyptian Qedeshet, Quades, Syrian Quades or Syrian Quades.

Kadeshoth

Religious prostitutes, devotees of Baal-Peor. Also referred to as Kadeshoth.

Keret

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Kothar

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Kurgal

A name for the Babylonian god Adad. At times, identified as Kurgal, Adad, Adad, Adda, Addad, Addu, Baal-Hadad, Dadda, Dadu, Marduk, Adda(d), Isher, Ramman, Rimmon, Assyrian Mer, Canaanite Baal, Baal Had(d)ad, Semitic Idurmer, Sumerian Enlil, Ishkur, Syrian Hadad, Amurru, Amurru, Amor, Martu, Hadad, Martu, Kur-gal, Kur-gal, Kur-Gal or Kur-Gal.

Lamga

A double god; androgynous precursor of the human race. In some accounts, known as Lamga.

Latipan

A Canaanite deity. This name is sometimes given to El or Dagan. In some lore, occasionally identified as Latipan, El, El, Father Shunem, Al, Bull, Compassionate, El Betel, El Elyon, El Olam, El Sadday, El(o)ah, Elyon, (Father) Shunem, Il(ah), Ilmuqah, Ilu, Malcander, Malcandros, Mlk-ab-Anm, Greek Cronus, Father of Mankind, Father of Mankind, Father of the Gods or Father of the Gods.

Lotan

A seven-headed primaeval serpent killed by Baal or Anat. Also called Lotan, Ras shamra lotan, Ras shamra lotan, Shalyat, Shalyat, Ras shamra lotanHebrew Leviathan or Ras shamra lotanHebrew Leviathan.

Magus, Simon

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Maiden, The

Sister of Aqhat. She killed her brother's murderers. In some references, known as Maiden, The.

Melkarth

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Mlk-ab-Anm

A name of El as 'master of time'. In some references, identified as Mlk-ab-Anm, El, El, Father Shunem, Al, Bull, Compassionate, El Betel, El Elyon, El Olam, El Sadday, El(o)ah, Elyon, (Father) Shunem, Il(ah), Ilmuqah, Ilu, Latipan, Malcander, Malcandros or Greek Cronus.

Mot

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Mount Zaphon

Home of the gods: the place where Baal was first buried by Anat and Sapas. Identified as Mount Zaphon, Mount Saphon, Mount Saphon, Saphon, Saphon, Zaphon or Zaphon.

Onca

A goddess. Sometimes referred to as Onca, Onga or Onga.

Pabel

A king of Udumu. Father of Hurriya. In some accounts, Hurriya was his wife. Occasionally referred to as Pabel.

Padriya

One of the wives of Baal. Occasionally called Padriya.

Paqhat

A seer. Daughter of Daniela and Danatiya. Sister of Aqhat. She disguised herself as a man, travelled to Abelim and killed Yatpan, her brother's murderer. In some lore, occasionally identified as Paqhat.

Pidray

A fertility-goddess. Consort of Baal-Sapon. Mother of Tly. Also identified as Pidray, Pidrai or Pidrai.

Rabbim

A flood-god. He was killed by Anat. Occasionally called Rabbim.

Resep

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Salem

A god of twilight. Son of El. In some accounts he is equated with Sahar. Also commonly called Salem, Sahar, Sahar, Ab, Amm, Wadd, Ab, Khil, Shahar, Warah, Shalem, Shalem, Syrian Salim or Syrian Salim.

Samal

Mother of vultures. She ate Aqhat's body when he was killed by Yatpan. Also commonly called Samal.

Sapas

A sun-god. In some accounts, Sapas is female. Occasionally identified as Sapas, Saps, Saps, Shapash, Shapash, Babylonian Samas, Babylonian Samas, Aftab, Aliha, Chemosh, Samos, Sams, Shullat, Utu, Sumerian Utu, Sumerian Utu or Samas.

Sasuratum

A group of 7 midwife-goddesses. Daughters of Baal. Also commonly called Sasuratum, Hebrew Kosharot or Hebrew Kosharot.

Shachar

A goddess of the dawn. At times, called Shachar.

Shala

A storm-goddess. Also commonly identified as Shala.

Shalim

A goddess of dusk. On occassion, referred to as Shalim.

Shalyat

A seven-headed monster. This beast, in some accounts the same as Lotan, was killed by Anat. Occasionally known as Shalyat, Lotan, Lotan, Ras shamra lotan or Ras shamra lotanHebrew Leviathan.

Shatagat

A goddess or witch created. By El. This being, who could cause or cure illness, was sent to cure Keret. In some lore, occasionally known as Shatagat, Sha'taqat or Sha'taqat.

Simon Magus

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Sydyk

A supreme god. Father of Eshmun. In Babylonian lore, Sydyk is referred to as Kittu. Sometimes called Sydyk, Kittu, Kittu, Kettu, Kittum, Sedeq, Sedeq or Sydyk.

Talliya

One of the wives of Baal. At times, identified as Talliya.

Tanit

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Tannin

A sea-dragon subdued by Anat or Baal. At times, referred to as Tannin, Tanin, Tanin, Phoenician Ophioneus or Phoenician Ophioneus.

Yam

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Yatpan

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Canaanite Mythology