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"?
2The most relevant Wikipedia page is probably Ancient Canaanite religion.– T.E.D. ♦Apr 21, 2017 at 15:40
1Perhaps Baalism? dictionary.com/browse/baalism– AllInOneApr 21, 2017 at 18:21
4@AllInOne That is specifically the worship of Baal. It doesn't include Astarte of which Ithobaal was a priest prior to him becoming king– A Child of GodApr 21, 2017 at 18:22
1Religion is probably correct rather than mythology depending on the context.– MCW ♦Apr 7, 2020 at 9:24
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.
8They certainly didn't call themselves "ancient greeks" :) Apr 21, 2017 at 22:20