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Semitic God of Storms
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Post # 1
I'm looking for information regarding Hadad/Haddad/Adad, the Semitic God of Storms (Cannanite). I've come across some basic information such as his iterations throughout the other parts of Mesopotamia as well as his family line, but I was hoping someone would have specifics. Any information would be helpful.
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Re: Semitic God of Storms
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Post # 2
You might have more luck finding information if you look under his more commonly known title of Ba'al.

Following source: Encyclopedia Britannica - https://www.britannica.com/topic/Hadad

Hadad,also spelledHad,Hadda, orHaddu, the Old Testament Rimmon, West Semitic god of storms, thunder, and rain, the consort of the goddessAtargatis. His attributes were identical with those ofAdadof the Assyro-Babylonian pantheon. He was the chiefbaal (lord) of the West Semites (including both sedentary and nomadic Aramaeans) in north Syria, along the Phoenician coast, and along theEuphrates River. As Baal-Hadad he was represented as a bearded deity, often holding a club and thunderbolt and wearing a horned headdress. The bull was the symbolic animal of Hadad, as of the Hittite deityTeshub, who was identical with him.

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Re: Semitic God of Storms
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Thanks very much!
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