So, is Jesus based on Adonis?
Let’s see why.
1. Born December 25th?
2. Born of a virgin?
His mother, Princess Myrrha (some versions Smyrna or Zmyrna), ticked off Aphrodite, who punished her by giving her the hots for her own father, King Cinyras (cue Banjo music). With the aid of her nurse, she
This is not a virgin birth.
Its an incestuous birth.
4. Wise men, shepherds, and a Christmas star at his birth?
In some accounts, his father cut the tree open, so that he could be born. In another, a boar opened the tree with his tusk (pretty ironic, as well shall soon see).
5. Did miracles?
6. Multiplied bread and loaves?
7. Walked on water?
8. Incurred the wrath of religious leaders?
No, he incurred the wrath of either Ares, Hephaestus,
No, he was killed by a wild boar.
Aphrodite turned his spilled blood into flowers, but this doesn’t mean that he was resurrected or even reincarnated; his blood was just made into flowers.
“When they have finished their mourning and wailing, they sacrifice in the first place to Adonis, as to one who has departed this life: after this they allege that he
Boy howdy! It sure sounds like a resurrection…until you realize that Adonis was thought by his worshippers to be a god, not both man and god. Indeed, like Hercules, he would have been turned
There are other late texts that are thought by some to actually have a resurrection account, but these are, as I said, late (2nd-4rth century AD).
Who…is borrowing…from whom?
Some Jesus Mythicists will state that Tammuz was identified with Adonis, and Tammuz was resurrected, so therefore Adonis was resurrected.
Did Zeus destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, according to Greek myth?
Did Zeus exist before time, and was he omnipotent (Hint: it took him and his allies years to overthrow his Father (repeat Father, Zeus didn’t always exist) Cronus and the Titans, and without Hermes
Was Yahweh the son of Cronus? Did he come into existence after the beginning of the Universe? Was he not omnipotent (Genesis 1:1, Job 42:2, Psalm 90:2, 93:2,
Was Jesus Zeus’ Son, according to ancient texts on Greco-Roman mythology? Was Hercules Yahweh’s son, according to the Bible?
I think you get the point.
Thus, no resurrection.
10. The “Ichtys” (The name for the fish symbol) was a name for Adonis?
No. I challenge Jesus Mythicists to post a mainstream (non-Jesus Mythicist) academic link or book (likewise mainstream, non-Jesus Mythicist) to prove this
This is a tactic that is used by Jesus Mythicists on occasion, saying that the Icthys symbol (the fish symbol that you see now and again on cars) was
“Ichthys”, as stated above, was a Koine Greek word for “fish”. It’s the most commonly used word in the New Testament for fish. The Ichthys symbol represented how we are to be “fishers of men.” (Matt 4:19). It also represents an interesting acronym:
C=Christos or Christ
S= Soter (Salvation)
Jesus is real, and he is the real deal.
Herodotus, “The Histories”, 2.42, 144
Ovid's "Metamorphoses", 10.284-559, & 705-39
Antoninus Liberalis, "Metamorphoses", 34
Pseudo-Apollodorus "Bibliotheca", 3.183-85 (See also 3.38)
Anthenaeus, "Deipnosophistae", 2.69 (Greek Rhetorician, 2nd-3rd century AD)
Ptolemy Hephaestion "New History Book" (Summary from Photius, Myriobiblon 190)
Propertius, "Elegies" 2.13 (Roman elegy 1 century AD)
“The Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology” by Pierre Grimal, 13-14 (see also 397)
“The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament” by Craig S. Keener, 369
Lee Strobel, “The Case for the Real Jesus”, 77