Interestingly, there is evidence
that the dwelling place of the supreme Canaanite god El was
located at the source of the river Euphrates next to Mount Ararat.
In the Hittite-Canaanite Elkunirša myth, Elkunirša (= El, creator
of the earth) lives in a tent at the source of the Mala
river (Euphrates). This must also be in Armenia, since
El characteristically dwells on a mountain in the Ugaritic
Hoffner, “The Elkunirsa Myth Reconsidered”, Revue Hittite
et Asianique 23 (1965), pp. 5-16.
H. Otten, “Ein kanaanäischer Mythus aus
Boğazköy”, MIO 1 (1953), pp. 125-50
E. Lipinski, “El’s Abode: Mythological
Traditions Related to Mount Hermon and to the Mountains of
Armenia”, OLP 2 (1971), pp. 13-69.