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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 #Jesus a #mythical figure based on the #Phrygian #god #Attis?
Um, #NO, and here is why (#Expanded and #updated)
Originally, Attis was the mortal son of King Croesus. Despite a prophecy warning of his death, Attis was accidentally killed in a boar hunt. In later times, he was seen as the son of Nana, a nymph or female spirit, and Agdistis, a hermaphrodite monster (though technically,
Agdistis was the grandfather; Attis’ father was actually a tree (more on this later). He was the consort (in some accounts lover) of Cybele/Kybele, the Phygrian mother goddess. There are varying accounts as to how he died and what happened afterwards, but he nevertheless went on
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Is #Jesus a #mythical figure based on the #Greek #god Adonis?
Um, #NO, and here is why (#Updated and #Expanded):
Adonis was the son of princess Myrrha and King Cinyras (more on them later). A mortal beloved by both Persephone and Aphrodite, he became the center of a nasty love triangle. Zeus intervened, saying that he should spend 4 months of the year with Persephone, 4 months of the year
with Aphrodite, and could do anything he wanted during the remaining 4 months of the year. Adonis chose to stay the last 4 months with Aphrodite (no doubt to the chagrin of Persephone. Having said that, Hades, Persephone’s husband, would have approved).
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Was #Jesus a #Mythical figure based on the #Greek #god #Dionysus?
Um, #NO, and here is why. (#Updated and #Expanded)
Dionysus (Roman Bacchus, also called Liber) was the Greek god of wine. In the mainstream myth, he is the son of Zeus and a mortal woman named Semele. Despite having a human mother, he was born a full- fledged god, and went around the ancient world, teaching, fighting Amazons
(with the aid of war elephants) and even invading India. He used his powers in a variety of ways, from making women go insane to turning pirates into dolphins. He eventually brought his dead mother from the underworld to Olympus, where she became a goddess. In most traditions, he
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Was #Jesus a #mythical figure based on the #Greco #Egyptian god #Serapis?
Um, #NO, and here is why:
Serapis is a…very unusual god, to say the least, and to better understand him, we need to look at his history. The roots of Serapis leads back to both the Egyptian gods Osiris and the Apis Bull (aka Hapi). The latter was seen as the incarnate god Ptah while alive. However,
when the Apis bull died (most of the time due to old age), he was identified with Osiris. Eventually over time Osiris and Apis became more closely associated with each other, until they eventually became one god, Osirapis/ Osorapis. Later, Ptolemy the 1rst of the Ptolemaic empire
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Was #Jesus a #mythical figure based on the #Sumerian #god #Dumuzi and the Babylonian god #Tammuz?
Um, #No, and here is why.
Dumuzi was the Sumerian god of Shepherds, the underworld and vegetation (though as we are about to see, he wasn’t really much of a god…). He was married (some sources say just a lover) of the goddess Inanna. He is identified with the Babylonian god Tammuz, whose tales share many
a similarity with that of Dumuzi. (though there are interesting differences). He was classed as one of the so-called “dying and Rising” gods of antiquity, though the “Dying and Rising” category has fallen out of academic favor.
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Is #Jesus a #mythical figure, based on the #Sumerian #goddess #Inanna?
Um, #NO, and here is why:
Inanna was the Sumerian goddess of war, fertility and love. Queen of both Heaven and Earth, Inanna was known to the Babylonians as Ishtar (though the stories about Ishtar have differences from that of the Sumerian Inanna, reflecting different theologies). Inanna was considered
the protector of prostitutes, and she was at times depicted at the keeper of the tablets of the Me, or cosmic laws. She fell in love with a minor god named Dumuzi (known to the Babylonians as Tammuz), only to lose him to the underworld. In some accounts this was for half of the
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Was #Jesus a #mythical figure, based on the #Egyptian #god #Osiris?
Um, #NO, and here is why:
Osiris was originally a nature god who symbolized the vegetation cycle. Later, he also became the god of the dead and resurrection, ruling the underworld. He was both the brother and husband of Isis, and the father of Horus.
So, was Jesus based on Osiris?
No, and looking at the
supposed similarities between the two will show that:
Virgin born?
Nope, he was the son of the god Geb and the goddess Nut, who had…SEX!
Repeat, SEX!
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