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Who is Baal in Ancient Egyptian?

Who is Baal in Ancient Egyptian? - Unique Egypt Blog

BAAL The principal Canaanite deity and fierce war god associated with the Egyptian god Set. The Egyptians recognized this powerful foreign god as one of their own, and the image of Set was always included when scribes wrote the name of Baal in hieroglyphs. Baal, an all-powerful god, represented the scorching heat of the desert and the destruction of sandstorms; he was master of the sky and lord of violent storms. Baal’s cult appeared in Egypt in the Eighteenth Dynasty (1550–1295 B.c.) complete with a temple and priesthood in Memphis, the capital of Egypt, and the cult continued during the Nineteenth Dynasty (1295–1186 B.c.) in Pi-Ramses, the Delta city built by Ramses the Great.

Ramses, in his quest for victorious battles, worshipped Baal, and before his famous Battle of Kadesh in Syria, he assumed the titles Set Great of Strength and Baal, Voice of Thunder. Later Ramesside kings associated themselves with the foreign god as well and referred to themselves as “brave and mighty as Baal in heaven.” This close association with a foreign god was not unusual in Egypt, and in Ramses’s case, it was no doubt thought to be a good thing to pay homage to such a powerful god.

Who is Baal in Ancient Egyptian?


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