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If anyone tells you that the god #Attis was born of a virgin, crucified and resurrected, respond to them in the following way:
#Debunking #About #To #Happen
Though there was technically no "sex" involved in his conception, as well shall see, this does not mean he was virgin born.
You see, in one version, Zeus masturbates, his semen hits the land and produces an apple tree. one of its fruits falls on the lap of Nana, the daughter of
a river god. Thus, she becomes pregnant. In another, a hermaphrodite monster named Agdistis (Likewise born of Zeus masturbating) was made drunk by the gods (adding wine to the pool where the monster bathed in). They tied Agdistis' genitals to a tree after the monster went to
sleep. When Agdistis awoke and moved, the monster was inevitably castrated. An almond or pomegranate tree arose from the severed genitals. Nana gathered its fruit in her lap, one of which disappeared, and she suddenly became pregnant. Sounds at first like a virgin birth...until
you realize that Nana was a nymph or female spirit, and nymphs were legendary for being hypersexual (hence the term "Nymphomaniac"). The only "chaste" nymph was one freshly created or newborn, and we have no indication that Nana was either. Indeed, other accounts state that
he was the son of a mortal man. Hard for a mortal man to become a father without SEX!
Now Attis did fall in love with another nymph and planned to marry her, despite his pledge to the goddess Cybele to remain chaste for her (Cybele actually loved him). She drove him mad, which
led to him castrating himself. In one account, he was turned into a tree. In another he bled to death and was reborn (No resurrected, mind you. Reborn/reincarnated). Reuniting and reconciling with Cybele.
Thus, no crucifixion, no resurrection, and no proof of a virgin birth.
Pausanias (Greek travelogue), "Description of Greece", 7.19.9-12, 2nd century, AD
Ovid's "Metamorphoses" (Roman Epic), 10.103, 1rst century BC-1rst Century AD.
Ovid, "Fasti" (Roman Poetry), 4.222, 1rst century BC-1rst century AD.
Tony Allan, Sarah Maitland, Dr Michael
Trapp (the latter a consultant), "Titans and Olympians: Greek and Roman Myth", page 31
Arthur Cotterell and Rachel Storm, "The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology", page 270
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