Middle-eastern Mythology

The Gods of Old Testament Times...

The Gods of Biblical and Middle-Eastern Mythology

The most popular Middle Eastern gods

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Introduction

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.

To make life more bewildering, we have promoted some of the more popular pantheons into their own sections – see Canaanite Mythology, Hittite Mythology and Zoroastrian Mythology. We might add more sections if enough mortals request it.

The Middle-East is perhaps most notable for bringing a certain monoGod to prominence. Say hello to the unpronouncable YHWH. Yes, from this vibrant region appeared GOD ALMIGHTY himself, the star of three best-selling monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

All the other deities have faded into obscurity. 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.


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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.