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- Cf. "Adonis", in David Leeming (ed.), The Oxford Companion to World Mythology (Oxford University Press, 2005): "The best known of the Canaanite dying gods was the young spring god Adonai (“my lord”), who was particularly favored by the Phoenicians and also became popular in Greece and Rome as a human with whom Aphrodite/Venus fell in love." Less certain is "Adonis", in Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth (eds.), The Oxford Classical Dictionary, 3rd rev. ed. (Oxford University Press, 2005): "Name given by the Greeks to a divine personage whom they thought to be eastern in origin (Semitic Adon=‘Lord’)".