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Il


Il, a Canaanite creator god, most probably modeled on or syncretized with El. He exerted supreme authority, both morally and creatively, and governed the assembly of the gods. Baal was ultimately answerable to him. According to legend he reside in royal surroundings lying at the confluence of two rivers. A stele found at Ras Samra has a seated god with bullhorns, which may depict either Il or Baal. A.G.H.


Source:

Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 112



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