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God who ruled over the waters, revered in West Semitic religions.
According to some myths Yamm was appointed ruler of the gods by El, the supreme god. This was not accepted by Baal, who challenged Yamm. In the battle, Kothar gave Baal the weapons he needed to kill Yamm.
There appears to be links between Yamm and the sea monster Leviathan of Hebrew religion and Judaism.

By Tore Kjeilen