By Michael Sturgulewski
Because the days of the early Christian church, unbelievers have brushed aside the Gospel of Christ as a fable or hoax, as far as to assert that Jesus of Nazareth was once now not even a ancient determine. Christianity, they are saying, is a process of religion that's simply a transforming of pre-existing ideals and motifs from either pagan mythology and astrology. during this publication, those claims should be placed to the try with the intention to separate truth from fiction in such accusations opposed to Christianity. also, will probably be proven in what methods the individual of Jesus of Nazareth is so significantly designated from different deities speculated to be one of the world's many "crucified saviors."
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Zeus remedies the situation by implanting Dionysus’ heart into the womb of Semele, from whom Dionysus is then reborn. In the case of Dionysus, both birth versions involve the god Zeus impregnating a woman to satisfy his own lust, which is in no way similar to the conception of Jesus, who was conceived not as a result of Mary being “impregnated” by the Holy Spirit; but rather, the child was formed within her without the means of insemination. 25 In addition, Dionysus was not born for the purpose of the child bringing salvation, as was the case with Jesus.
The Great Arcanum also suggests that in the gospel narratives, the Virgin Mary is representative of the constellation Virgo, also known as Virgo the Virgin (Virgo is Latin for “virgin”), rather than representative of an historical figure: the mother of Jesus and the wife of Joseph. ” Virgo, one of the oldest constellations in the sky, has been identified with many female deities, including Isis, the mother of Horus. She is identified as the goddess of fertility, agriculture, and the earth. Images of Virgo are of a woman holding a sickle and sheaves of grain or holding the young Horus.
According to one version of the myth, a hermaphroditic (having both male and female parts) monster arises from the earth and gives “birth” to the river Sangarius, from which Nana is brought forth. The myth states she either became impregnated by holding an almond to her breast or by it falling into her lap while sitting beneath a tree. 22 There is also an alternate version of the myth, in which Nana is the daughter of King Sangarius and she becomes pregnant from a pomegranate fruit. After an attempt by Liber to kill the hunter Agdistis, the fruit is produced from Agdistis’ blood, and it is by this fruit that Nana is impregnated.
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