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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
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: 1213
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Article last revised on May 19, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.