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Also known as ELYŌN, ELION, ALEYIN

Top God of the Canaanites as seen in the Bible

He's a very old deity who has caused a lot of controversy by popping up in the Old Testament and being mistaken for YAHWEH. Even some of the great and the good of the Holy Bible appear to have been worshipping him instead of the 'proper' God.

But all is not how it seems. In fact his name simply means 'Most High' and could easily be applied to any deity above ground level, even one up a ladder. So frenzied theories claiming King Melchizedek was worshipping naughty gods in Genesis 14 instead of the real deal may not be entirely true.

According to the disintegrating stone tablets of our crumbly research, ELYON is the son of BAAL and is in charge of springs and water conservation. But he spends most of his time thrashing MOT in supremacy scuffles. The two of them seem locked in a permanent life and death struggle. This is a bit like Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty, with both of them popping up again when presumed dead.

ELYON has seven or eight attendants and they ride through the clouds on wild boars. This seems an unusual mode of transport for the time and place. Perhaps old Melchizedek was impressed after all.

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Article last updated on 09 February 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Name : ELYON
Location : the Middle-East
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ELYŌN, ELION, ALEYIN
Popularity index : 204

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