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The interpretation of kpr as henna in this text, however, is disputed by several scholars: some see the line as too fragmentary to translate, and others note that the reading of kpr as henna is unlikely: if ‘Anath has already used the purple murex dye, the additional use of henna would appear extraneous. This myth is seen by de Moor as a seasonal metaphor, with the death of Mot and the return of Ba‘al corresponding to the grain harvest and the beginning of the winter rains. In this interpretation, ‘Anath’s use of henna might testify to a ritual use of henna in an annual celebration at the end of autumn before the grain harvest. However, once again, we must be very cautious in reconstructing henna use from ancient textual references without any direct corroborating evidence; furthermore, as we have seen, de Moor’s seasonal interpretation is challenged by many scholars, as is the reading of kpr in this text as henna. It can be tentatively concluded, though, that henna was probably known to the ancient population of Ugarit for medicinal purposes, and may have also been used ritually as part of victory celebrations.