Friday, July 30, 2021

Mot is Death. Long live Mot!

MYTHOLOGY: Mot – The Canaanite God of Death (Dean Traylor, Owlcation). As with most popular articles, I could quibble about this or that detail in this one. But overall it is a very good introduction to the Ugaritic god Mot. It also provides a lot of background information on the god Baal and the possible influence of both on the Hebrew Bible.

For more on the neopagan revival of Canaanite religion, see here.

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