Yamm

Definition

Yamm (from the Semitic word yam for 'sea', also known as Yam and Yam-Nahar) was the god of the sea in the pantheon of the Canaanite-Phoenicians. Depicted consistently as tyrannical, angry, violent and harsh, Yamm was the brother of Mot, the god of death, and is associated with chaos.

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Timeline

  • c. 1500 BCE
    Date of the tablets of the Baal Cycle from Ugarit which tell the story of Yamm and his struggle with Baal for kingship of the gods.
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