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Eshmun (Phoenician deity)

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Personal name headingEshmun (Phoenician deity)
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Variant(s)Eschmun (Phoenician deity)
Esmun (Phoenician deity)
Eshmoun (Phoenician deity)
Esmoun (Phoenician deity)
lʼšmn (Phoenician deity)
See alsoAesculapius (Roman deity)
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Asklepios (Greek deity)
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Adonis (Greek deity)
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Associated countryPhoenicia
Found inStucky, Rolf A. Das Eschmun-Heiligtum von Sidon, 2005.
Baudissin, Wolf Wilhelm. Esmun-Asklepios, 1906: page 1 (Der Gott Esmun)
Baudissin, Wolf Wilhelm. Adonis und Esmun, 1911.
Wikipedia, July 22, 2019: Eshmun (Eshmun (or Eshmoun, less accurately Esmun or Esmoun; Phoenician: lʼšmn [in roman]) was a Phoenician god of healing and the tutelary god of Sidon. This god was known at least from the Iron Age period at Sidon and was worshipped also in Tyre, Beirut, Cyprus, Sardinia, and in Carthage where the site of Eshmun's temple is now occupied by the acropolium of Carthage)
Jason and the Argonauts through the ages website, July 22, 2019 (Eshmun; Phoenician; c. 1200 BCE to c. 400 CE; the Phoenician deity Eshmun was a god of healing)
Journal of the American Oriental Society, via JSTOR, viewed July 22, 2019: volume 21, page 188 (the god Eshmun)
Encyclopedia of religion, ©2005, via, viewed July 22, 2019 (Eshmun was a Phoenician healer god, later identified with Asklepios, the patron of medicine, by the Greeks and the Romans; Eshmun, though he is not a storm god, seems to be near to the Syrian Baal tradition; in the Roman period, Eshmun, who was named Aesculapius, continued to play an important role in the religious life of Carthage; Eshmun, under the name Aesculapius or Apollo, is also documented in Bulla Regia, Maktar, Lambesa, Oea, and elsewhere, but it is not easy to distinguish between the possible Punic roots and the Roman manifestations)
Phoenician religion, via Ancient history encyclopedia website, July 22, 2019 (The most important god at Sidon was Baal, probably equivalent in function to El of Byblos; Much more prominent was Astarte (in Semitic inscriptions Ashtart and in the Bible Ashtoret) who had many temples dedicated to her and was the equivalent of Baalat at Byblos; A third important god at Sidon was Eshmun, who does not appear before the 7th century BCE and was the equivalent of Adonis. Temples were built in his name and he was associated with healing, hence the Greeks identified him as their Asclepius)
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