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Phoenician Religion – Ancient History Encyclopedia

Although the historical sources present some difficulties of interpretation, the Phoenician Religion was remarkably constant, almost certainly due to the geography of the region where the Phoenicians were contained on the narrow coast of the Levant and backed by the mountains creating a border with their Aramaean and Hebrew neighbours. This is not to say it was uniform throughout the region as ancient Phoenicia was very much a collection of individual city-states rather than a single homogenous state. Each city had its chief god and pantheon for example, although some, such as Astarte, were worshipped throughout Phoenicia. The mythology of the origin of the world from the union of the primeval elements of Wind and Desire, followed by creatures hatched from an egg, which in turn generate humanity, also seems a common element in various cities’ creation mythology. Beyond the big three cities of Byblos, Sidon, and Tyre, however, little is known of the religious practices at other Phoenician cities.

Source: Phoenician Religion – Ancient History Encyclopedia

شراب الرمان: صناعة يدوية تحفظ التراث الصيداوي

من البلد. لم يمنع التمدن الذي شهدته مدينة صيدا ولا التطور التكنولوجي من الغاﺀ مهن يدوية، اذ ما زالت بعض العائلات الصيداوية تحافظ على بعضها وقــد التصقت اســـمـــاﺀ الــكــثــيــر منها بكنية العائلة ذاتها او لقبها كتعبير عن بقائها حية ومــنــع … read more

صوت شجي يوقظ حارات صيدا القديمة

يصر محمد فناس، مسحراتي صيدا القديمة على استحضار الماضي بكل مظاهره خلال تأديته مهمة يعتبرها مقدسة. هكذا يرتدي لبوساً مناسباً وجميلاً ويمسك بطبلته التي لم يفلتها خلال 36 عاماً من تسحير المؤمنين خالد الغربي من الأخبار. لم يعد للمسحراتي الذي … read more