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In The Baal Cycle and The Illuyanka Tales there are many similarities and differences pertaining to how the Storm Gods and the serpentine creatures are characterized and the significance of their battles One of the many differences seen between these myths include whether or not the Storm God was courageous or scared of the serpent creature it was battling against how the serpent creature was eventually defeated and whether or not the serpent creatures were tricked in to being defeated by the Storm God or not A few similarities between these myths include where the battle took place and the general characterization of the main battling charactersWithin The Baal Cycle and The Illuyanka Tales the characterization of the Storm Gods and the serpents tend to be very different with only very minimal similarities One differing characterization of the Storm Gods is whether or not they were fearful or unafraid of going into battle with the serpent creature In The Baal Cycle Baal states I see gods that you are stricken with fear of the messengers of Sea the mission of Judge River This shows that Baal is the only god that is unafraid of the serpent monster Sea Baal then willingly goes to his enemy and fights and defeats him In the second version of The Illuyanka Tales on the other hand the serpent defeated the Storm Godand the Storm God feared him After his defeat the Storm God clearly was scared of the serpent creature and did not attempt to fight again until he had devised a fool proof plan to defeat it In both The Baal Cycle and The Illuyanka Tales all the main characters are definitely male figures From The Baal Cycle Baal is referred to as Prince Baal and the serpent monster is referred to as Prince Sea In The Illuyanka Tales he the Storm God gave him the serpent creature battle Clearly the characters are both male In these societies
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