El is the Canaanite/Ugaritic father of the gods and mankind, and a heavy drinker, according to
Christopher Siren's El page
Also Known As: King Father Shunem, Father of mankind, Bull El Benign, Bull his father El, the Bull El, the Kindly One. From [URL = staff.feldberg.brandeis.edu/~jacka/ANET/epithets.html] Epithets of Deities
Alternate Spellings: Il, Eli
As well as being the name of a particular bull god, El is a Semitic word for god.