Dave Washburn dwashbur at
Fri Sep 1 17:44:35 EDT 2000

> The bull of El is probably to be identified with the west-semitic Baal, 
> both in
> his relationship with Ishtar, but also as turtanu of El, fighting with 
> Gilgamesh (identified as a god with Nergal, the lord of the Underworld), 
> which story is paralleled by the Ugaritic myth of Baals fight with Mot.

In Ugaritic, at least as I recall, "the bull" is one of the epithets of El, 
hence we read "The bull, El."  I have no idea what the significance 
of that is, I just thought I'd toss it out FWIW.

Dave Washburn
"Éist le glór Dé."

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