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Baal, also known as Baal-Hadad, was the god of weather and agriculture among several people of the Canaanite Levant (mordernday Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Palestine and parts of Turkey) and parts of Mesopotamia, who were also known as the Canaanites. Due to Canaanites being the enemies of the Israelites (the worshippers of the Abrahamic God) Baal's legacy has been viewed by the later Jews, Christians and Muslims as a demonic figure, while the god was seen as a heroic champion among his own people.

Mythology

At some point Baal replaced the prominent god El within the West Semitic and Canaanite pantheons, and he was notably worshipped in the ancient city of Ugarit around 1400 BCE. His was most commonly paired with either Anat, his sister-consort and the goddess of war, the sky and the hunt.

In the surviving myths of Ugarit, Baal ascends as the head of the pantheon, but in order to so, he has to battle several chaotic foes: Lotan, the dragon from the sea, Yam, the god of the sea and rivers, and eventually Mot, the god of death and the underworld, whom he managed to overcome and eventually come back to life with the help of Anat and ascending to Mount Zaphon. His ascendency and domination of chaos is similar to other Mediterranean mythologies, such as the Babylonian rise of Marduk against Tiamat, or the Greek Zeus vanquishing Typhon.


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El Cochero sin Cabeza | El Camionero Fantasma| The Gray Man of Pawley's Island | La Pascualita | La Planchada | La Niña de Las Monedas | Men In Black

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Modern Legends
Long Horse | Sally Williams

Possessed Objects
Caroline the Doll | El Camionero Fantasma | Gargoyles

See also
SCP Foundation Heroes | Slenderverse Heroes

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