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E. Stager, 'The Archeology of the Family in Ancient Israel', BASOR 260 (1985), SMITH The Divine Family at Ugarit and Israelite Monotheism 47 And here El and Baal as well as other gods of the second tier may have their own households. The oldest male serves as the top of the social pyramid within the household, mediating relations within the household and mediating between the household and other households. The patriarch functions to mediate internal, domestic conflict and to protect against external threat.
One member of the pantheon's second tier generally regarded as El's child does not fit into this family without complication, and that is the figure of Anat. She is, at least in general terms, the daughter of El (cf. 18 I 16), but the identity of her mother is not made clear. Nothing in the texts would suggest that she is Athirat's daughter. Anat's status is complicated further by her character. She is the young woman, 8. A. Hoffner, Hittite Myths (SBLWAW, 2; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1990), p. 69.
The topic of popular religion at Ugarit remains relatively unexplored; for some preliminary remarks, see M. Yon, 'Recherche sur la civilisation ougaritiques: Fouilles de Ras SMITH The Divine Family at Ugarit and Israelite Monotheism 51 more deities in popular religious sensibility than in royal prayers, rituals, or other sanctioned Ugaritic texts (such as Baal, Kirta or Aqhat). Indeed, it is to be observed in proper names that after '// words for 'father' and 'mother' seem to apply to more deities than any other divine roles.