|Region||At and near Canaan|
Near, around and at Ugarit
Middle Kingdom of Egypt
|Consorts||Anat, Athtart, Arsay, Tallay, Pidray|
|Parents||Dagan (usual lore) El (some Ugaritic texts)|
The Hebrew Bible, compiled and curated over a span of centuries, includes generic use of the term in reference to various Levantine deities, and finally pointed application towards Hadad, who was decried as a false god. That use was taken over into Christianity and Islam, sometimes under the opprobrious form Beelzebub in demonology.