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Was #Jesus a #Mythical figure based on the #Egyptian #god #Horus?
Um, #NO, and here is why:
There were about 20 or so gods in the Egyptian pantheon who were called Horus. The two most famous are Horus the Younger, aka Harseisis (The Horus of this article) and Horus the Elder aka Herakhty. Horus the Younger was the son of Osiris and Isis, a god who avenged his father
by confronting and battling Seth, his uncle and the murderer of his father, Osiris. Horus the Younger is among the more famous Egyptian gods.
But is Jesus Christ based on this falcon-headed god of the Sky?
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Was the #Egyptian #God #Horus #crucified like #Christ?
Um, #No, and here is why:
#Debunking about to commence...
There are several different accounts of Horus’ death, which involved anything from being stung by a scorpion, bitten by a snake, cut into pieces, etc. Yet none of these state that he was crucified, which makes sense, given that crucifixion wasn't an Egyptian form of execution.
It was, however, a form of execution that was well used by the Persians, Carthaginians, Seleucids and Romans. It was done from the 6th century BC to the 4rth century AD. .If one expected Horus to be executed in any way in the myths, it would have been with a form of execution
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Was the Egyptian god #Horus born of a virgin?
Um, #No, and here is why:
According to the myth, #Isis' husband #Osiris was killed and later dismembered. Isis brought him back to life and together...they had #SEX. Thus, Horus was conceived. There is an alternative version where she is impregnated by a "divine fire" which seems at first like a virgin
conception...until you realize that not only had she been married to Osiris before Osiris was murdered, that there is no indication that they had a sexless marriage before then, and that they had sex while they were both inside the same womb (Nut's womb to be exact). Hard to be
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