Canaanite Mythology

The Gods of Ancient Canaan

KOTHAR

Ugaritic Inventions God

Also known as Kothar-wa-Khasis, Chusor, Kusor

Inventive God of Fabrication and Tech

Possible son of El, he is a highly intelligent blacksmith, mariner and inventor with many fabulous artifacts to his name.

He devised the wonderful bow for the mortal Aquat that the Goddess Anath wished to appropriate. He also owns the patent on the two magical clubs, Ayamur and Yagrush, which allowed Baal to knock Yam out of the equation. With his brother HASISU he tried to build a fantastic new skylight in Baal’s temple to let the sunlight in. But Elyon the Most High wasn’t keen on the idea and The Powers That Be refused planning permission.

Eventually, after much negotiation, they found a compromise — Baal promised never to cause a flood whenever the temple windows were open. So Kothar became a deity of Opening Windows.

Kothar become a celebrated deity across the Middle-east and beyond. He went on to become a Regulator of the Seasons, Dispenser of Information, and Inventor of many Home Improvement devices. Which leaves us with one question. Was the God of Windows employed by Microsoft? Note the similarity of his Greek name Chusor to the word cursor.

We know so little about the ancients that we’ll never be sure what mysteries may have been revealed to them. A God of Technical Support would be very handy in our Computer-wrangling Department.

Kothar Facts and Figures

Name: Kothar
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Kothar-wa-Khasis, Chusor, Kusor

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

In charge of: Inventing
Area of expertise: Invention

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 504

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

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