Ugaritic Baal Cycle

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Ugaritic Baal Cycle, Canaanite Myth One of the more popular myths circulating in Canaan was the Baal Cycle myth recorded in rock art and Ugaritic cuneiform script. The designation of the myth as a “cycle” is due to the region’s seasonal behavior. This Canaanite myth describes Baal and Mot conflict asRead More …


Canaanite Creation Myth

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Canaanite Creation from Cosmic Egg Archaeological research shows that almost every culture has a creation myth and a version called the Cosmic Egg appeared in Egypt and Canaan. The unusual rock art, presented here, describes the steps of creation according to the Canaanite Creation myth. Together with the creation text, weRead More …


Venus Calendar Rock Art

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Venus calendar in rock art, Negev Desert Israel One of the earliest images of Venus was found engraved on Negev Desert rock art. The artistic engraving pleases the eye and its usage as a Venus cycle counter further enhances its historical importance. Venus symbolized the image of the Great GoddessRead More …


Ship Afterlife Journey

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Afterlife Journey, the Negev Desert Ship Rock Art The afterlife journey ship myth describes the soul’s journey to heaven. The concept originated in Egyptian belief that spread throughout the Western world firming the ideas of the eternal world, the underworld, and soul rebirth. Many Negev Desert rock art scenes showRead More …


Fish Underworld Journey

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Fish Underworld Journey in Rock Art The mythological underworld journey in the afterlife transition captured the imagination of the living. In myths, death represented eternal living and the underworld was the last corridor before salvation. The analysis of an ancient text, rock art iconography, reveals a deep belief in theRead More …