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Baal-Samem

by Micha F. Lindemans
The chief Phoenician god, the "lord of the sky" and master of the stars, rain and thunder. His cult was spread over Carthage, Cyprus, Syria and northern Mesopotamia. He is depicted holding a sun with seven rays in his hand and he has a (half) moon on his forehead. The eagle is his symbol.

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  • Also known as:
    Baal-Sammin

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