The origins of God

In Europe God means the deity Jehovah of the ancient Hebrew culture which was taken over by the Christian culture and later by the Muslim culture.

This god appears to originate in a Canaanite god called YHWH, or Yahweh, one of the sons in a pantheon originating from a primary god El and his wife/consort Ashera, who was designated to be the patron god of the Hebrew people, but there is debate as to whether his origin is in the Canaanite culture or separately among tribes in  the southern Levant, from where he moved north to become part of the Canaanite pantheon.