Dances with the Gods: Canaanite-Phoenician Myths & Legends Retold
Bringing ancient myths into the modern era
Imagine yourself born more than three thousand years ago in a land both varied and beautiful. Cedar forests covered its mountains. Corn and wheat grew in its fields and grapes flourished in its vineyards. Rivers rushed down its mountains through gorges so stunning that they gave birth to legends of the gods.
In ancient times, the land of Canaan, what historians now call Phoenicia, stretched northward from Gaza, on the coast of Palestine, to include Tyre, Sidon, Beirut, Byblos, Tripoli, Ugarit and Baalbek-Heliopolis.
Here is a set of myths that originated in this beautiful and varied land, their stories encompassing the whole of the eastern Mediterranean world, including Greece and Cyprus.