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I. Name

The Hebrew noun šilluḥîm, ‘marriage gift’ (1 Kgs. 9.6), has been related etymologically with an alleged Ugaritic goddess Thillaḫuha. She is supposed to be one of the Kosharoth (de Moor 1970:200).

II. Identity

The Ugaritic myth which relates how the moon-god Yariḫu obtained his bride Nikkal (KTU 1.24) is concluded by a hymn to the Kosharoth, the goddesses supervising delivery. This hymn is concluded by a list of seven words. This list is interpreted either as…

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B. Becking, “Thillakhuha”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 22 January 2019 <>

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