El (God)

Ēl
a northwest Semitic word and name
translated into English
as ‘God’ or El

El or Il
In the Levant
The supreme God
father of mankind and all creatures

El
in the Ebla civilization, dated 2300 BC
(the archaeological site of Tell Mardikh in Syria)
the Father of all Gods

A desert God
With two wives
Building this sanctuary
with his children

He fathered many Gods
Hadad, Yaw and Mot
Likely to the Greco-Roman Gods
Zeus, Ophion and Thanatos

El
identified
By ancient Greek mythographers
As Cronus

The mystery remains

Picture: A clay tablet found in Ebla, Syria

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