The most popular Middle Eastern gods
- 1st: Baal
- 2nd: Yahweh
- 3rd: God
- 4th: Ahura Mazda
- 5th: Arinna
- 6th: El
- 7th: Yam
- 8th: Astarte
- 9th: Inara
- 10th: Moloch
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A massive melting pot of Near and Middle East. A grand sweep of the lands of the Old Testament, including almost everywhere that’s not Egypt. Incredibly ancient places like Canaan, Israel, Persia. In fact, most Biblical bits.
Think dust, donkeys and divine destruction. A mish-mash of creeds and cultures - Hittites, Phoenicians, Persians, Canaanites, Zoroastrians, Philistines and Syrians. There should be something for everybody, although most of the bodies have vanished without trace.
The Middle-East is perhaps most notable for bringing a certain monoGod to prominence. From here derived the three great monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. But no doubt Arinna still shines and Baal still batters the clouds with his club, even if calls for their services have dwindled to an all-time low.
REGIONS COVERED: The ancient Middle-East, including Canaan, Israel, Persia, and the Biblical lands of the Old Testament.
Many Gods are spread across different regions, cultures and tribes. We’ve tried to pin them down to a particular area if possible. But corrections are always welcome, especially from people with first-hand knowledge. So if you know the region and would like to comment, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us here.
TRIBES, CULTURES AND PEOPLES COVERED: Hittites, Phoenicians, Persians, Canaanites, Zorastrians, Philistines, Samaritans, Syrians... This is not a full list but you get the idea.