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Sacred Marriage Fertility

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Fertility Rituals Sacred Marriage 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 natureRead More …


Ugaritic Baal Cycle

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Ugaritic Baal Cycle, Canaanite Myth According to the myth Baal and Mot, the two brothers sons of El the Canaanites supreme god, engaged in a constant struggle. Baal is associated with renewal, fertility, and rain and Mot is associated with death and the Underworld. This Canaanite myth circulated through the region describesRead 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 …


Ship Underworld Journey

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Underworld Journey, the Negev Desert Ship Rock Art You don’t expect to see sailing ships or boats in the dry desert. Surprisingly, many rock art in the Negev desert describes a scene with floating ships as if the arid desert is full of waterways. These are not earthly scenes they belongRead More …


Fish Underworld Journey

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Fish Underworld Journey in Rock Art Deciphering Rock Art from the Negev Desert. The analysis of an ancient 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 anRead More …


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