I am writing an article about a Phoenician king, Ithobaal I, and was curious about what religion Phoenicians had. Is there any technical term for it or is it just "Phoenician Religion" or "Phoenician Mythology"?


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Ancient religions don't generally have technical names, at least not at the civilizational level. Think "Ancient Greek religion", "Ancient Egyptian religion", etc.

Here is a technical article summarizing what little is known about Phoenician religion (as of 1990 anyway). It is aptly titled "Phoenician Religion" and does not offer a general alternative term.

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    They certainly didn't call themselves "ancient greeks" :) Commented Apr 21, 2017 at 22:20

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