Yamm was the god of oceans, seas, rivers
and lakes in several old semitic religions,
for instance in Phoenicia, Ancient Egypt
and for the Canaanites.
According to legend, Yamm was awarded
the divine rule over the world by El.
Baal, initially destined to become Yamm's
servant, refused and challenged Yamm for
battle. Baal came out victorious and won
the divine kingship.
Yamm was mentioned in the old Egyptian
Astarte papyrus and might be identical
with the old semitic god Lothan.
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