The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths & Legends
Macmillan, 1989 - 260 pages
Fully indexed and containing lavish color illustrations and a wealth of line drawings, this is the most up-to-date, beautiful, and graphically useful reference of its kind on the market today.
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In different guises, Astarte was the wife of the gods BAAL and EL. As Anat (lady of
the mountain), she was Baal's sister and wife, possibly his mother as well. Anat
seems to have been responsible for having Baal instated on Mount Saphon, ...
Originally, Baal may have been married to Baalat, a fertility goddess. But he took
on her functions himself, as the storm god Baal-Hadad, appointed by EL to
dispense the rain and dew. In most of his myths, Baal's wife was Anat, a ferocious
The arch-enemy of BaAl, he was born of a primeval egg hatched from the union
of air and chaos. When Baal, tired of Mot's authority, forbade him to visit any part
of the earth but the desert, Mot replied by inviting Baal to the underworld.
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