26th November 2019


What is the meaning of the word asherah?

An Asherah pole is a sacred tree or pole that stood near Canaanite religious locations to honor the Ugaritic mother-goddess Asherah, consort of El. The relation of the literary references to an asherah and archaeological finds of Judaean pillar-figurines has engendered a literature of debate.

Who was the wife of Baal?

Although the myth recorded in the Ugarit texts centers on the masculine deities Baal, El, Yamm, and Mot, the female deities are not minor players in the story. It is the goddess Asherah who seeks out a successor to Baal as the supreme deity. The other wife of El, Anath, seeks the corpse of Baal.
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