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So I was looking at a history book and it was set in ancient Egypt, in the temple of karnak. They were talking about how their were doors only the pharaohs and priests were allowed in, and how they decorate the temple during festivals. They would paint pictures of the gods and hieroglyphics, and I saw one of them had this odd strange cone hat/crown.

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This looked odd, and also the ancient god of fertility in latter day Syria and Israel, Ba’al, had a very similar looking hat, and a hieroglyphic of the ancient Egyptian god Osiris:

This is an early statue of Ba’al: I

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And the hielogryphic;

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I believe Baal was worshipped during the 2nd millennium BC which was when tablets of his story were recovered.

Anything similar? Same hat? What is it?

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    That's the Hedjet of Upper Egypt. Its interesting that baal wears something similar. Trivial information. EDIT: I see that you question is asking for a connection between Baal's hat and the Hedget. You should edit your title to reflect what your question is, or people like me will disregard it. – John Dee Dec 27 '18 at 4:41
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    As far as a known Baal was a Syrian of Palestinian god an not an Egyptian god. Here is an article about the crowns and headdresses worn by Egyptian kings and gods. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowns_of_Egypt It is possible the headdress of Baal could have been copied from an Egyptian crown or vice versa. – MAGolding Dec 27 '18 at 18:26
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    And see this article about Egyptian crowns. landofpyramids.org/crown-of-egypt.htm – MAGolding Dec 27 '18 at 18:33
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    You should be aware that gods do not develop spontaneously and uniquely. Especially in the middle east, deities were developed and expanded from earlier examples, either already present or brought by migrants. It would be strange if they did not share similar behaviour, characteristics and accessories. – RedSonja Jan 1 at 14:13
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Ba'al was a title of authority of many masculine deities based in the ancient Levant, primarily Phoenicia——which is Canaan in the Bible. The fact is, the Phoenician cities were traders and merchants who sailed around the whole Mediterranean. They had close ties with Egypt when it came to goods and services. If you run a search for Phoenician ivory plaques and carvings, you'll see many obvious Egyptian cultural elements. There is no mystery here. Phoenicians adopted this from the Egyptians.

  • Hi. Although this is likely to be correct, you need to add some research for your answer to be complete. – Spencer Jul 31 at 22:56

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