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Why was Baal Hammon identified with Cronus/Saturn?

They sacrificed children to both From Greek Religion and Culture, the Bible and the Ancient Near East Kronos' connection to a human sacrifice was not uncommon. It also attested for Crete in the ...
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What Phoenician story could be the inspiration of the cosmic story of five Titanes?

As far as I can tell, the modern-day theory for the connection between Phoenician gods and the Greek Titans coms from Atlantis, the Antediluvian World, written in 1882 by Ignatius Donnelly. Donnelly ...
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Why was phoenician Melqart identified with Heracles?

Actual reasons why are never clearly stated, but Corinne Bonnet offers the best theory that it was the lion iconography that led to their identification. From her article in the Encyclopedia of ...
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