But is Jesus Christ based on this falcon-headed god of the Sky?
Let's take a look, shall we?
1. Born on December 25th?
Before we continue: Nowhere in the Bible does it state that Jesus was born on December 25th., Indeed, due to the fact that shepherds are attending their flocks at night during the birth (a practice that wasn’t
Plutarch, in his “Isis and Osiris” section 65, states that Isis gave birth to Horus “about the time of the winter solstice”. The Winter Solstice is December 21rst,
The reason why the early Church chose December 25th as Christ’s birthday had nothing to do with Horus. You see, according to Jewish tradition
Why not make a Christian Saturnalia?
Thus, no connection at all with Horus.
Indeed, in ancient Egyptian sources, 31st day of the Egyptian month of Khoiak. Though this was roughly equivalent to November, the timing of it varied in the ancient world.
Thus, we don’t know for sure what day of the year that the 31rst day of the month of
Nope, he was born in a swamp.
3. Star in the east proclaimed his birth?
4. Visited by 3 Wise men at his birth?
Nor did the Bible state that there were 3 wise men; it states that there were 3 gifts.
5. Virgin Birth?
According to the myth, Isis' husband Osiris was killed and later dismembered. Isis brought him back to life, and…they had SEX! Thus, Horus was conceived. There is an alternative version where she is impregnated by a "divine fire" which seems
Hard to be a virgin when you've had sex before you were even born!
Um, do you know why we called that constellation the Virgin?
It isn’t due to its association with Isis.
So, why was the constellation called the Virgin by the Greco-Roman world?
Does the fact that Isis and Astraea were both identified with the constellation Virgo mean therefore that the goddesses were identified with each other? That they shared the same traits, including virginity?
Who else was identified with the constellation Orion?
A giant hunter from Greek myth named…Orion!
One can compare the myths of Osiris and Orion to see how little they have in common.
Likewise, Orion wasn’t considered a god, let alone
The only similarities they have is that in a third version of his birth, Orion’s mother was the earth goddess Gaia (Orion’s father was an earth God. However, his mother Nut was a sky goddess. BTW this wasn’t the mainstream myth about Orion)
So, does this make Isis a virgin mother, since she was now and again a virgin cow who was impregnated by Ptah, and thus a virgin mother of the god Horus as well?
No, no and no.
Being reincarnated would not change history, nor the fact that Hitler killed 6 million Jews and countless others.
It would only mean…that he didn’t do so while in his new incarnate form.
Likewise, just because Isis was incarnated as a virgin cow
Plus, if we look at the Isis cow myths closely, we see some reason to question the cow’s “virginity”.
You see, in some versions of the myth, Ptah iINSEMINATED the
Definition of Insemination: to inject semen into (the female reproductive tract); impregnate.
Another definition: to put a male’s sperm into a female and make her pregnant
To be fair, insemination can also mean to sow seed, but “seed” is an
Thus, the cow is getting Ptah’s sperm inseminated into her.
Makes you wonder how that was done….
Cough cough SEX cough cough cough gag cough!
Thus, we can conclude that Ptah
The virgin cow is conceiving offspring the way all virgins who get pregnant do.
By losing their virginity.
Thus, these two "versions" of the myth of the Isis cow’s impregnation might actually might not be so different as you think.
But what about
Sorry, there is no such carving.
Taken together, we can conclude that Isis was not a virgin.
6. Isis was called “Meri”
8. Had an earthly father named Jeb?
Anyway, did Horus have an earthly father named "Seb"?
Seb or Geb was the Egyptian god of the earth, not an “earthly” mortal. In some accounts he was the father of Horus (in another he is the father of Horus the
Oh, and BTW: there is no linguistic connection between Seb/Geb and the biblical Joseph (in Hebrew “Yosef”).
No, he never taught in a temple, and he had four disciples or students, 16 human followers, and a numerous horde of followers labeled “blacksmiths”.
Not 12 disciples.
Do the math.
10. Walked on Water?
There was no “Anup the Baptizer”. “Anup” was another name for Anubis, the Jackal-Headed Egyptian god of mummification. The only connection between mummification and baptism was that the first step in carrying out the
Well, Baptism is a ritual “washing” of the body, and its liked to the concept of purity, so there MUST be a connection!!!!
This ill logic makes me want to run over Ramesses the 2nd.
We also have to remember that Anubis mummified Osiris, not Horus!
There is an account where Horus’ body parts are thrown into a swamp. There is another where he is drowned. In both cases, the crocodile-headed god
I guess when the Mob says that so and so is “sleeping with the fishes”, they must mean “baptized”.
Try to find an ancient source (one not simply quoted by a Jesus Mythicist book, the actual primary source) that says this.
15. Had a transfiguration on the mount?
16. Resurrected Osiris (supposedly also called El-Osiris, which is supposed to be connected with the name Lazarus?)
He actually did resurrect his father…with the aid of his own sons and Anubis.
BTW, this story of Horus resurrecting Osiris isn’t found in all the versions of his myth.
Osiris is never called “El-Osiris”. “El” was the chief of the Canaanite pantheon, not another name for Osiris. The term “El” is also used in
There is no connection between Lazarus and Osiris.
There are several different accounts of Horus’ death, which involved anything from being stung by a
It was, however, a form of execution that was well used by the Persians, Carthaginians,
So…where did this idea come from that
You see, Jesus Mythicists point to ancient Egyptian artwork that shows Horus…having his arms spread wide.
This...is their evidence that Horus was
I wish I was making this up.
Sadly, I’m not.
Indeed, the earliest known depiction of Christ being crucified is an unflattering work by a non-believer, which dates back to the early 200’s AD. It was made in an army officers’ quarters
In this artwork, Christ’s arms are outstretched, as befits a real-life victim of crucifixion.
18. Buried in a tomb?
19. Buried for 3 days?
After he was killed, he was resurrected…by Thoth’s power. In some versions of the myth, Isis did it (after Thoth taught her how to do it).
Compare that to Christ, who didn’t need another god to raise himself from the dead; he did it on his own.
Indeed, Horus’ resurrection is more similar to that of Lazarus and other resurrections in the Bible, in that
After he merged with the Egyptian sun god Ra he “died” and was reborn every day when the sun set and rose.
Not…very comparable to the death and resurrection of Christ.
As a son of royalty, Horus
Maybe thee is a 1000 ways to say no…
I think we can easily conclude that Jesus wasn't a mythical figure based on Horus. Indeed, he wasn't a mythical figure at all; historians accept he existed.
Jesus is real.
We was crucified for you.
“Titans and Olympians” by Tony Allan, Sarah Maitland and Dr. Michael Trapp (consultant), 79-80
“The Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology” by
“The Story of Christianity: 2000 Years of Faith” by Michael Collins & Matthew A. Price, page 46.
“Comparative History of the Egyptian and Mesopotamian Religions” by C P Tiele, 74