Melkart sentence example

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  • Of the worship of the Tyrian Baal, who is also called Melkart (king of the city), and is often identified with the Greek Heracles, but sometimes with the Olympian Zeus, we have many accounts in ancient writers, from Herodotus downwards.
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  • From this date onwards coins bearing its Semitic name, Ras Melkart, become common, and it was obviously an important border fortress.
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  • He is a native of Boeotia, where Phoenician influences were strong; at Tenedos he was propitiated by the sacrifice of children, which seems to point to his identity with Melkart.
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  • It has been suggested that it means the "wrestler" or "struggler" (iraAatw) and is an epithet of Heracles, who is often identified with Melkart, but there does not appear to be any traditional connexion between Heracles and Palaemon.
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