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THE BAAL-MYTHS THE NAME BAAL simply means 'lord' or 'master'. It was a
common appellative of west Semitic deities. There are local manifestations of this
weather god, usually named after a mountain peak which is their habitual domain
He is the father of all gods (except of Baal who is the son of Dagan) and, like Enlil
in Mesopotamia, the source of royal power. He is also the 'Father of Mankind' and
has connections with human fertility and childbirth (see Aqat and Keret).
She is the lover of Baal and ever ready to fight for him. Their love is
consummated in the guise of bovines when Baal the Bull mounts Anat the Heifer.
As the 'Widow of the Nation' she mourns for him in his periods of absence; there
may have ...
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