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ID: 901001895
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901001895
Record Type: Character/Person

Baal (Canaanite deity)

Note: Deity worshipped in many ancient Middle Eastern communities, especially among the Canaanites, who considered him a fertility deity and one of the most important gods in the pantheon. Name is based on a Semitic common noun meaning "lord," thus there is much overlap and confusion between deities with similar names in the Middle East.

Names:
Baal (Canaanite deity) (preferred,English-P,D,N)
Bel (Canaanite deity) (English,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<Ancient Near-Middle Eastern iconography> (P)
........<Ancient Near-Middle Eastern characters> (P)
............Baal (Canaanite deity) (I)
Related Iconography:
associated with .... Hadad
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Semitic iconography, Semitic characters, Hadad (West Semitic deity)) [901002150]
sibling of .... Anat
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Semitic iconography, Semitic characters, Anat (West Semitic deity)) [901002172]
counterpart is .... Bol
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Ancient Near-Middle Eastern iconography, Ancient Near-Middle Eastern characters, Bol (Aramaean deity)) [901000432]

Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... deity
.....(people in religion, people in religion and related occupations, people in the humanities, people by occupation, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Canaanite (culture or style)
.....(Levantine (culture or style), Near Eastern (Early Western World), Early Western World, styles, periods, and cultures by region, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
flourished/active in .... Canaan
.....(Asia) (TGN)

Sources:
Baal (Canaanite deity)
................Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2001-)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) sh 85010714
................Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) mentioned in 71K312 the worshippers of Baal are killed
Bel (Canaanite deity)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Iconography Record Sources:
................ Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) sh 85010714
................ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Baal," accessed 19 June 2017

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