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

Abadin

A supreme deity. In some references, referred to as Abadin, Mighty Father or Mighty Father.

Abibaal

A god of Byblos. At times, identified as Abibaal.

Adonis

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Aer

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Aion

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Al Ait

A fire-god. Sometimes called Al Ait.

Alethai

Devotees of the fire-god, Al Ait. Occasionally identified as Alethai.

Antaeus

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Anthyt

A war-goddess. She is sometimes equated with Anat. In some lore, occasionally known as Anthyt, Anat, Anat, Allat, Anahit, Anahita, Anaitis, Anata, Anath, Anta, Aphrodite, Ashtareth, Athtarat, Athtart, Attart, Hanatu, Queen of Heaven, Syria Dea, Anaitis, Anthat, Ashtoreth, Ashtoroth, Astarat, Astarte, Athirat, Athtar(a)t, Yabamat Liimmim, Babylonian Ishtar, Egyptian, Anthrathi, Antit, Phoenician Antaeus, Phrygian Cybele, Sumerian Inanna or Baalat.

Aquqim

Fabulous horned beings, like Baal. Himself, used by El in his fight. With Baal. In some references, known as Aquqim, Okelim or Okelim.

Astarte

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Auchthon

A sky-god. An early name for Ouranos. Also called Auchthon, Epigeus, Epigeus, Ouranos, Ouranos, Ouranos, Ourannus, Greek Uranus, Epigeus;Greek Uranus or Epigeus;Greek Uranus.

Aun

A fish-god. Husband of Derceto(Atargatis). Also referred to as Aun.

Aura

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Baal-Addir

The god of Byblos. A name of Baal as 'powerful'. Also commonly identified as Baal-Addir.

Baal-Biq'ah

A weather-god. Titular deity of Baalbek. Occasionally identified as Baal-Biq'ah.

Baal-Brathy

A local mountain-god. Occasionally called Baal-Brathy.

Baal-Hammon

Baal as a fertility-god at Carthage. Occasionally known as Baal-Hammon, Roman Frugifer, Roman Frugifer, Bebellahamon or Bebellahamon.

Baal-Hermon

A mountain-god. In some lore, occasionally called Baal-Hermon.

Baal-Malage

A local god. In some accounts, referred to as Baal-Malage.

Baal-Melkart

A god of Tyre and later of Carthage. In some references, identified as Baal-Melkart.

Baal-Qarnain

A Punic god. A name for Baal-Hammon as a horned. God. On occassion, identified as Baal-Qarnain.

Baal-Samin

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Baal-Sapan

An Ugarit mountain-god. Consort of Pidray. Father of Tly. In some references, called Baal-Sapan, Baal-Sapon, Baal-Sapon, Canaanite Baal-Sapon or Canaanite Baal-Sapon.

Baal-Tamar

Lord of the tree of life (the palm). On occassion, called Baal-Tamar.

Baau

A goddess. Wife of Kolpia. Mother of Aion and Protogonos. In some accounts she was worshipped as a heifer. At times, called Baau, Bau, Bau, Baba, Nirutu, Nirutu, Sumerian Baba, Sumerian Baba, Gula, Ishtar, Niritu or Niritu.

Baitulos

The home of God. Known as Baitulos.

Balmarcodes

A deity, lord of the dance. In some accounts, identified as Balmarcodes, Syrian Hadad, Syrian Hadad, Adad or Idurmer.

Ben Dagon

Son of Dagan. Also identified as Ben Dagon.

Berouth

An early mother-goddess. Consort of Elioun. Mother of Ouranus and Gaea. Also commonly called Berouth, Beruth, Beruth, Beouth or Beouth.

Chaos

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Chousorus

Son of Oulomus. He engendered the primaeval egg from which came Ouranos and Gea. Also known as Chousorus, Chousoros or Chousoros.

Chrysor

A sea-god: the first sailor. He is said to have invented fishing tackle. Also commonly known as Chrysor, Diamichius or Diamichius.

Dagan

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El

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Elibaal

A god of Byblos. Sometimes identified as Elibaal.

Elioun

An early god. Consort of Berouth, some say. Father of Ouranus and Gea. Also identified as Elioun, Greek Hypsistus or Greek Hypsistus.

Eshmun Astarte

An androgynous deity. Sometimes referred to as Eshmun Astarte.

Ether

A primordial first principle. Together with the other principle, Aer, it produced Oulomos, a precursor of the gods. Sometimes referred to as Ether, Zeus, Zeus, Aether, Ahura Mazda, Aktaios, Basileus, Dios, Dyaus, Ether, King of Men, Lord of the Sky, Lykaios, Maimaktes, Meilichios, Olympios, Polieus, Zio, Aether, Agoraios, Alastor, Apomyios, Boracus, Boulaios, Cloud-Gatherer, Dictaeus, Eleutherios, Ephestios, Gamelios, Herkeios, Horios, Kataibates, Keraunos, Khesios, Lord of the Sky, Marnos, Me(i)lichios, Nephelegeretes, Nicophoros, Ombrios, Panomphaean, Pater, Phratrios, Pilar, Pistios, PolieusSabazios, Sabazius, Soter, Talaios, Tele(i)os, Thunderer, Tritos, Xenios, Zagreus, Zan, Egyptian Amon, Etruscan Tinia, Hindu Dyaus, Lycian Cragus, Persian Ahura Mazda, Roman Diu-pater, Jupiter, Q're or Tyndareus.

Flame

Offspring of Genos and Genea. Also commonly called Flame.

Gea

An earth-goddess. Consort of Ouranos. She and Ouranos were hatched from the primordial egg produced by Chousorus. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Gea, Geb, Geb, Gae, Great Cackler, Great Chatterer, Keb, Nile Goose, Qeb(eb), Qebk, Seb or Greek Cronus.

Genea

Child of Protogonos and Aion. Sister and consort of Genos. Identified as Genea.

Genos

Offspring of Protogonos and Aion. Brother and consort of Genea. Father of Flame, Fire and Light. Sometimes identified as Genos.

Hyposouranios

A giant. Son of Fire. Brother of Ousoos. He was said to be the first being to construct towns. Also referred to as Hyposouranios, Upsouranios or Upsouranios.

Ishi

An early light-god. Referred to as Ishi.

Janim

A sea-god. In some accounts, after being defeated by Baal-Sagan, he was given Astarte for his wife in consolation. Occasionally identified as Janim.

Khoser-et-Hasis

A sea-god. He fought Baal with the aid of Leviathan, Suffete and Zabel. Also known as Khoser-et-Hasis, Bn-Ym or Bn-Ym.

Kinnar

A god of music. On occassion, called Kinnar, Kinnur or Kinnur.

Light Child

Offspring of Genos and Genea. In some lore, occasionally identified as Light Child.

Melk-Ashtart

An androgynous deity. Referred to as Melk-Ashtart.

Mikal

A local god: a name for Moloch. Occasionally called Mikal, Moloch, Moloch, Makkal, Mukal, Malcam, Malek, Malik, Melech, Melek, Milcom, Milkom, Mlk, Molech, Molek(h), Moloc or Molokh.

Muth

A god of death. Known as Muth, Canaanite Mot or Canaanite Mot.

Myrrha

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Nirutu

A mother-goddess. She is depicted as part woman, part serpent. Sometimes called Nirutu, Baau, Baau, Bau, Sumerian Baba or Niritu.

Omichle

The primaeval darkness. This principle merged with Pothos to produce the physical force (Aura) and spiritual force (Aer) of the universe. In some accounts, identified as Omichle, Omicle or Omicle.

Ophioneus

A sea-dragon overcome by Zas. Occasionally referred to as Ophioneus, Canaanite Tannin or Canaanite Tannin.

Otos

Son of Aer and Aura. Known as Otos, Otus, Otus or Otos.

Oulomus

A being produced by Aer and Ether. Progenitor of Chousorus. Also referred to as Oulomus, Oulomos or Oulomos.

Ouranos

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Ousous

A creator-god, a giant fire-deity. Brother of Hyposouranios. He and his brother were said to be the inventors of mankind. Occasionally called Ousous.

Pothos

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Protogonos

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Si'a

A minor goddess. In some accounts, known as Si'a.

Suffete of the River

A river-beast. This animal fought on the side of Khoser-et-Hasis in his battle with Baal. Occasionally identified as Suffete of the River.

Taaut

A deity said to have invented writing. In some references, referred to as Taaut, Egyptian Thoth or Egyptian Thoth.

Zabel of the Sea

A sea-beast. This animal was used by Khoser in his fight with Baal. On occassion, identified as Zabel of the Sea.

Zeus Demaros

Son of Ouranos and Gea. In some accounts, called Zeus Demaros, Demares, Demares, Demaros or Demaros.
Phoenician Mythology