Thursday, March 08, 2007

Tanit fillia Ashtart Ex Miscellanea

Some background on Tanit:

A Pagan Tanit comes from a small but powerful heritage in Utica, descendants of the Carthaginians. She is a worshiper of Moloch the God Ba'al. Her House joined Ex Miscellanea to enable it to maintain it's proud histories while using alliances with members of the Order of Hermes to aid in defending themselves against the Schools of Islamic Sorcerers who surround them in North Africa.

Moloch the God Ba'al, the Sacred Bull, was widely worshiped in the ancient Near East and wherever Punic culture extended. Baal Moloch was conceived under the form of a calf or an ox or depicted as a man with the head of a bull. Hadad, Baal or simply the King identified the god within his cult. The name Moloch is not the name he was known by among his worshipers, but a Hebrew translation. The written form Moloch (in the Septuagint Greek translation of the Old Testament), or Molech (Hebrew), is no different than the word Melech or king, transformed by interposing the vowels of bosheth or 'shameful thing'. He is sometimes also called Milcom in the Old Testament (1 Kings 11:5, 1 Kings 11:33, 2 Kings 23:13 and Zephaniah 1:5)

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