Misor was the name of a deity appearing in a theogeny provided by Roman era Phoenician writer Philo of Byblos in an account preserved by Eusebius in Praeparatio Evangelica,[1] and attributed to the still earlier Sanchuniathon. He was one of two children of the deities Amunos and Magos. The other named was Sydyk. It is said that these two were the first to discover the use of salt. The names "Misor" and "Sydyk" mean "Straight" and "Just"[2] (or, in another translation, "Well-freed" and "Just"[3]).

Misor's son was named Taautus, and believed to be the inventor of the first written alphabet.[4]

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  1. ^ van der Toorn, K. et al., Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1996, entry Zedeq
  2. ^ "From them came Misor and Suduc, that is to say "Straight " and "Just": these discovered the use of salt." (E. H. Gifford (1903) translation of Eusebius, Praeparatio Evangelica (book I, chapter 10))
  3. ^ "By these men were begotten Misor and Sydyc, that is, Well-freed and Just: and they found out the use of salt." (I. P. Cory (1832 ed.), Ancient Fragments (The Theology of the Phœnicians: From Sanchoniatho))
  4. ^ "From Misor was born Taautus, who invented the first written alphabet" (Eusebius, Praeparatio Evangelica (book I, chapter 10), E. H. Gifford (1903) translation)