Deity of the Day for August 21: MAVET

MAVET 

God of Death and Sterility.  His name means Death.  A son of El.
After Baal defeated Yam, he then sent a message to Mavet demanding that he keep his domain in the underworld where he belonged.  Mavet was enraged by this and sent a threatening message to Baal, who was afraid and attempted to flatter his
way out of it.  This, however, was to no avail and Baal was forced to face Mavet.  Mavet defeated him and held him in the underworld until Anath tracked him (Mavet) down and defeated him herself.  Mavet did not actually die, as he and Baal had to face off once more seven years later.  Neither defeated the
other, but Mavet did give in (at the command of Shapash) and proclaimed Baal the King of the Gods.

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