Baal Cycle

Baal Cycle Text

One of the Ugarit manuscripts, it was written between 1500 and 1300 BCE. The Canaanite storm god Baal, also known as "Owner" or "Lord," was a fertility-related storm god who is the subject of the Ugaritic cycle of tales known as the Baal Cycle. 

According to the scripture, Baal is the god Hadad, which is Adad's Northwest Semitic form. The tales are written in a cuneiform consonantal script and in the Northwest Semitic language of Ugaritic. It was found on many clay tablets that were unearthed in the 1920s in the Tell of Ugarit (modern Ras Shamra), which is located on the northern Syrian Mediterranean coast a few kilometers north of the present-day city of Latakia and much in advance of the present-day coastline. The Myth of Baal Aliyan and The Death of Baal are two of the legends.