Canaanite Mythology

The Gods of Ancient Canaan

ASHIMA

Hamathite Ruler God

A God of the Hamathites

Mentioned in 2Kings 17:30 of the Old Testament.

Not much is known about him. Tradition has it that he’s a hairless Goat God of Woods and Shepherds, which seems to be pandering towards Pan. He may also be a God of Fate.

Many attempts have been made to identify him with other Gods of the region. One theory states that he’s a local River God named after the river Ashmaya. But no-one really knows and, after all this time, poor old Ashima is well and truly buried in obscurity.

Ashima Facts and Figures

Name: Ashima
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Canaanite (Hamathite)
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Ruling
Area of expertise: Ruling

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 162

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Article last revised on May 19, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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