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Ugaritic Baal Cycle

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Ugaritic Baal Cycle, Canaanite Myth In Canaanite belief, a constant struggle between good and evil expressed in the myth of Baal and Mot. Baal and Mot were the sons of El, the supreme god of the Canaanites. Baal is associated with fertility and rain and Mot is associated with death and theRead More …

Canaanite Creation Myth

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Canaanite Creation from Cosmic Egg The creation epic, of world and humans, repeats in different versions in many cultures. It is formulated as an imaginary story befitting such a grandiose event as the creation quote below demonstrates. Many creation stories exist in the world and one of them the CosmicRead More …

Fish Underworld Journey

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Fish Underworld Journey in Rock Art Deciphering Rock Art from the Negev Desert. The analysis of text, rock art iconography reveals a deep belief in the afterlife from the Bronze age. Much is written about a horse, a dog, a bird, a sun, a ship, acting as an afterlife journeyRead More …

Birds afterlife journey

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Birds Afterlife Journey myth and Rock Art Birds symbolic significance across cultures relates to both life and death. In many cultures, they appear in afterlife scenes affixed to the array of mental tricks that soften the harsh finality of death by instilling the idea of renewal, transformation, and rebirth. TheRead More …

Sacred Marriage

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Fertility Rituals in Negev Desert rock art It seems natural for early man to relate the heavenly mating of sky god with the earth goddess as a catalyst for increased fertility. The celestial pairing of the two found its way in rituals of sexual nature intended to induce nature powers.  ActsRead More …

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