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Shamayim            The god of the heavens, husband of Eretz, father of El
Athirat/Eretz         The personification of the earth, wife of Shamayin

El/Ilu                   The father of the gods, husband of Asherah
Asherah              The Mother goddess, Queen of Heaven, wife of El

Dagon                 The god of fertile crops, father of Ba'al Hadad  
Belatu/Ishara       The goddess of oaths, wife of Dagon

Ba'al Hadad          King of the gods, ruler of storms
Anat/Anath           The virgin goddess of war, sister/wife of Ba'al Hadad

Baal-Hammon      The god of fertility and renewal                                        
Tanit                     The goddess of the moon, wife of Baal Hammon

Shalim                   The god of dusk, twin brother of Shachar
Shahar                   The goddess of dawn, twin sister of Shalim

Yarikh/Jareh          The god of the moon and dew
Nikkal                   The goddess of orchards, wife of Yarikh  

Baal Melqart            The god of the underworld and of vegetation, son of El
Baal Zephon            The god of the sea and thunder, patron of Mt. Zaphon
Moloch                    The bull god of fire and human sacrifice
Resheph                   The god of plagues, war and lightning
Rimmon                   The god of thunder
Yam                         The god of the sea, chaos, and tempests, enemy of Hadad

Astarte                    The goddess of war and fertility, sister of Anat
Qadeshtu/Qetesh     The goddess of the physical aspects of love and beauty
Shapash/Shemesh    The goddess of the sun

OTHER
Hubal                      An Arabian god of the moon
Ashima                  The goddess of fate, wife of Hubal

Arsh                      A sea monster, servant of Yam
Athtar                   The god of irrigation and the morning star
Atik                      Ally of Yam, son of El
Choron                The god of treaties and curses
Gabnu                  Servant and messenger of Baal Hadad
Ugar/Ugaru          Servant and messenger of Baal Hadad
Khirkhib              The god of summer, father of Nikkal
Kothar                 The god of craftsmen and magicians, ally of Baal Hadad
Lotan                   A seven headed sea dragon, ally of Yam
Mot/Mawat         The god of death
Qudsh                  Servant of Athirat
Yatpan                 Servant of Anat

Arsaya                 The goddess of floods, daughter of Baal Hadad
Ishat                    Ally of Yam, daughter of El
Padraya/Pidray    The goddess of mist and rain, daughter of Baal Hadad
Shataqat              Dragon goddess of healing, servant of El
Tallay/Talaya       The goddess of mist and rain, daughter of Baal Hadad
Zabib                  The goddess of fire, ally of Yam, daughter of El

The Kathirat      Bird goddesses of marriage/pregnancy, daughters of Astarte

Patron gods
Baal Peor            Patron of Mt. Peor
Baal-Berith          Patron of Thebez and Shechem
Baal Zebul           A god of healing, patron of Ekron
Baal/Zebub          Another title for Baal Zebul
Eshmun               The god of healing, patron of Sidon  
Ba'alat Gebal      The patroness of Gebal/Byblos
The Canaanites were neighbors with the ancient Hebrews/Israelites.

Time after time GOD warned them not to inner-marry with them or worship their gods
But time after time the Hebrews did so any way and suffered as a result.

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Notes
The title Baal (Master) was usually applied to Hadad, but could be applied to any god

Canaanite gods were worshiped at shrines called High Places

Many groves were consecrated to specific gods and used for worship
Date palm trees are considered sacred to Athirat

Asherah Poles were carved from wood/stone and used in worship

Ritual bloodletting, prostitution and castration were regularly practiced in Canaanite worship

Human sacrifice was also practiced.

Many cities and hills were named in honor of the gods:
Bamoth Baal (High Place of Baal)
Baal Meon (Lord of the House)
Baal Gad (Lord of Fortune)
Beth Shemesh (House of the Sun)
Baal Hermon (Mountain of the Chief)

Mt. Hermon had many High places for Canaanite worship

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All of this has reminds me of GOD's First Commandment:

You shall have no other gods before Me. Ex 20:3

For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens.
I Chronicles 16:26

I am the LORD, and there is no other. There is no God besides Me.
Isaiah 45:5

You shall worship the LORD your GOD and HIM only you shall serve.
Matthew 4:10

But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons,
and not to God:
And I would not that you should have fellowship with demons. I Cor 10:20

I pray that we all remember that. And that we not get so caught up in the study
and art of false gods that we ignore the real One!
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InuOokamiGirl Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Then, can I know why is Athirath, is said to be the same as Asherah herself? I know they confuse Astarte with Asherah often, even though both goddess have nothing in common. Is it the same thing here?
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I'm reall not sure. Sorry. :(

GOD bless
John 3:16
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InuOokamiGirl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Its ok, thank you for the quick reply! X3
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darklighteryphon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
I must say I never knew this.
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Glad to be of some use! :)
That's why I post these lists; to give info.

GOD bless
John 3:16
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darklighteryphon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
I would like to know, are there any myths of Shamayim and Athirat that tell you about their personality?

May the great father of all (praise be upon him) keep you safe from the lie and her friends
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
There are but I haven't studied them.

GOD bless
John 3:16
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darklighteryphon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Okay, thanks anyway. And I hope the all father (Praise be upon him) konws of you deeds and keeps you safe from the lie.
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JackJack-P Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Where do you learn all of this from? :O
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
A lot of different books and websites! :)
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