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Melkarth

 

(also Melkart, Melqart), a god in Phoenician religion and mythology; the patron of Tyre and of navigation. Melkarth was identified with the Greek hero Heracles. The cult of Melkarth required human sacrifices.

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Contract award notice: Tender for traffic signs, line markings and Belisha lights at Axtar Road C/W Melqart Roads C/W Zejtun Road junction.
90 i 18'-20'); "May Melqart (and) Eshmun deliver your land to destruction (and) your people to deportation; may they [uproot] you from your land" (TLC No.
A ello debio contribuir la fama que gozo durante toda la Antiguedad el Herakleion, el templo dedicado a Melqart y principal santuario de la ciudad desde sus origenes.
Cuenta la leyenda que estaban paseando por la orilla del mar el dios Melqart con su amada, la ninfa Tyrus, cuando un perro que les acompanaba mordio un caracol que se hallaba en la playa y lo partio en dos.
El dios tirio Melqart, al que se rendia culto en el templo gaditano, fue identificado por los griegos con Heracles; un Heracles, eso si, "tirio" o "egipcio" que se distinguia del hijo de Alcmena nacido en Tebas (65).
Although Carthage developed along its own unique cultural trajectory, its Phoenician heritage remained central to Carthaginian identity, especially in the area of religion, as evinced by the continued importance of the worship of Melqart.
Finally, the Melqart SA" Company will build a paper production plant in Jendouba to come into production within three years.
The PM put his initials to the petition format following a briefing by Melqart Khouri head of the "Shaml" anti-capital punishment campaign in Lebanon.
First, despite the clearly Greek sculptural form, the statue follows the Punic convention of not displaying the nude body; second, the clothes and headgear worn by the young man bear a marked resemblance to the ritual garments worn by priests of the cult of the Punic god Melqart, with whom Heracles would enjoy an increasingly close association in Sicily.
It contained coins with the Punic inscription for Icosium and the effigy of a man who could have been Melqart, a Phoenician god.
Garcia Martinez (2001: 182) explica el caracter dual de la divinidad por motivos de simetria o por representar a Baal y Melqart.
Este Heracles, sin embargo -nos informa-, no tiene nada que ver con el Heracles griego, sino que es mucho mas antiguo (se trataria, segun los especialistas, de Melqart, divinidad tutelar de Tiro).