Baal

Teachings of Oreg, a High Priest of Baal

The god Baal

Baal is first amongst the gods -- El excepted. He is the Heavenly Charioteer, Baal Majaar, Lord of the Plenty. He is Baal Essaru-Lord of Death, and Baal Shamaim-Lord of Many Seas.

From the rising of the sun to its setting, Baal rides and governs the day. Fertility is his to give or take, and so is life and death, health and wealth. Like the sun that sees all with its fiery gaze, there is not an area of one's life that escapes Baal's attention.

Baal is often portrayed standing with a lighting bolt in his right arm, or as a youth riding a chariot pulled by two winged horses, or as the Lord of Bounty with a raised protective sword.

In the beginning of time, Earth came forth from the mind of El as the Hayasokkor -- the  primordial rock of life -- and rested upon Giber El Tawr -- the four Bulls rising from the Deep.

The gods disputed amongst themselves how to govern and grow the Earth. Yem wanted the Rock submerged and Tanniin wanted it   brimming with fire. The goddess Tiamat wanted the Rock to be the privileged abode for her brood, while Mirandu would have transformed it into an impenetrable jungle.

Baal alone claimed the Rock for mankind. It is Baal who subdued the gods, and mingling a drop of their blood with a patch of earth from Hayasokkor, created man, according to El's design.

It is therefore fitting that all men should worship and render thanksgiving to Baal Amon, Master of all. Baal's kindness is like the dew and the gentle rain, but his wrath is the mighty thunder and the raging storm.

Baal requires a yearly thanksgiving sacrifice of two sheaf of  wheat or barley and two three-year-old oxen, or four two-year-old sheep or their monetary equivalent.  Traditionally, the thanksgiving offering occurs in first week of Eilul (end of August, beginning of September), the first week of Fall.

Additionally, a sacrifice of purification is required to atone for any uncleanliness (and these are many and varied depending on one's station in life). Two winged animals of the kind that live in the open air are acceptable, or two large fish or a quarter-sheaf of wheat are acceptable.

A sacrifice of reparation is required to atone for an unfulfilled oath to the god. It consists in the shaving one one's head and the offering of six months wage's in communal services to the Temple.

Temples to the god Baal have been erected in almost every quarter of the known world. Unlike other gods, Baal does not require a pilgrimage to a central location, but his dominion extends to the ends of the earth. Through the might of his Temple, the Lord of the Air has pacified the world and his rule is undisputed from the rising of the sun to its setting."

Baal is a mighty god whose lust for blood knows no bound. His Temple’s tyranny-if unchecked-will plunge the world in a maddening nightmare. Beware the Lord of the Air.
— Diplomatic Notes of Uziguzi, First Adviser to her Majesty Aylul Meir Pen, Empress of the Empyreans