What were the fertility cults of ancient canaan?
The fertility cults of ancient Canaan were a part of their religious culture, with rituals and practices centered around the worship of fertility gods and goddesses like Asherah and Baal. These cults sought to promote prosperity and abundance in the form of plentiful crops and herds, as well as children. Offerings, sacrifices and dances were part of the cults, and fertility rites and sacred prostitution were also associated with their worship. These
Other aspects of these cults included incantations, rituals, and supernatural beliefs aimed at manipulating the gods to bring desired results. A number of Canaanite gods were associated with fertility, including Baal, Anat, and Asherah.Continue reading Baal and Asherah – The fertility cults of Canaan