Canaanite Mythology

The Gods of Ancient Canaan

CHEMOSH

Moabite Ruler God

War God and chief deity of the Moabites

Little is known of him, but the Moabites never liked the monotheism of their neighbors the Israelites and there was much rivalry. So Chemosh was naturally an abomination unto Yahweh.

He seems strangely ineffectual for a War God. When did the Moabites last win anything?

Chemosh Facts and Figures

Name: Chemosh
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Moab
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Ruling
Area of expertise: Ruling

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 160

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

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