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Mithras And Jesus: Is This The Same Old Story Over-And-Over Again?
By Willie Maartens
Quoted in part:
"Even before Mithras there was Krishna in India, circa 1200 BCE. Krishna is one of the most widely revered and most popular of all Indian divinities, worshipped as the eighth incarnation (avatar) of the Hindu god Vishnu and also as a supreme god in his own right.
Krishna was born of the Virgin Mother Devaki after being visited by spirits to announce the impending birth of an immaculately conceived child who is the son of God??. His birth was attended by wise men, as well as shepherds. Krishna was presented at birth with frankincense, myrrh, and gold.
Krishna worked miracles, restored sight, cast out devils, and raised the dead.
Many hundreds of years before both Mithras and Jesus, Krishna was baptised in the River Ganges, crucified between two thieves, died, buried, and resurrected in three days and worshipped as the saviour of men. He proclaimed himself the Resurrection and the Only way to the Father.
He was said to be without sin, of royal descent, and raised by a human father that was . . . a carpenter. He preached of a great and final day of judgment and used parables to teach the people about charity and love. In death he stood transfigured in front of his disciples. Krishna was called the Shepherd God, Lord of lords, the Redeemer, and the Universal Word. He was considered, the Alpha and Omega as well as being omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent.
He was prophesised to return to battle evil forces in a second coming. His disciples bestowed on him the word Jezeus that means Pure Essence.
However, thousands of years before Krishna, Mithras, and Jesus is the Egyptian sun god Horus.
Horus dates back to circa 3000 BCE. Horus was born of the virgin Isis-Meri on December 25 in a cave/manger with his birth being announced by a star in the East and attended by three wise men.
In the catacombs at Rome are pictures of the baby Horus being held by the virgin mother Isis. Horus taught in the temple when he was a child. He was baptised when he was 30 years old by Ã¢??Anup the BaptiserÃ¢??. Horus performed miracles and raised a man named El-Azar-us, from the dead. Not only did Horus walk on water, he was also crucified, buried in a tomb, and then resurrected.
Horus was known as the Way, the Fisher, the Truth, the Light, Gods Anointed Son, the Son of Man, the Good Shepherd, the Lamb of God, and the Word.
He was also called the KRST, or Anointed One. There was an Egyptian trinity with Horus the Son, Atum the Father, and Ra the Holy Spirit. In the later years of Horus he had 12 disciples known as Har-Khuttie. Horus had an enemy (originally this was also the dark side of Horus, or his other face). This evil enemy was Sete or Sata. Horus struggled with Sata for 40 days in the wilderness. Some claim that this myth represents the triumph of light over dark. This triumph is most noted on December 25.
The Greek god Attis, born of the Virgin Nana, (or sometimes Cybelem) on December 25 and was reborn and rose from the dead on the third day. Attis was both the Father and the Divine Son. His crucifixion and subsequent resurrection were celebrated annually, with ritual communions of bread and wine. The wine represented the Gods blood; the bread became the body of the saviour.
The Greek god Adonis was born on December 25 and was the son of the virgin Myrha.
Another Greek god Hermes was born on December 25 was the son of the virgin Maia, as well as a member of a holy trinity Hermes Trismegistus.
The god Dionysus was born on December 25 and turned water into wine.
Bacchus was born on December 25 and was crucified in 200 BCE.
Prometheus was born on December 25 and descended from heaven as God incarnate as man, to save mankind, and was crucified, suffered, and rose from the dead.
Nimrod was represented in a dual role of God the Father and Ninus, the son of Semiramis. The olive branch of Semiramis was symbolic of this offspring produced through a virgin birth. Ninus was also known as Tammuz who was said to have been crucified with a lamb at his feet and placed in a cave. When a rock was rolled away from tile caveÃ¢??s entrance three days later, his body had disappeared. Nimrod was symbolised by a fish and the origins of the PopeÃ¢??s mitre shaped like a fish head. Nimrod was the son of Cush. Nimrod was a Mason. The Tower of Babel was one of the most ancient traditions of Masonry.
The original Christmas festival originated in Babylon founded by Nimrod, the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah. Nimrod originated the Babylonian system of organised competition, man-ruled governments and empires based upon the competitive and profit-making economic system. Nimrod who built the original tower of Babel, the first city of Babylon, Nineveh (the capital of Assyria) and many other commercial and pagan-religious centres.
Nimrod married his own mother, Semiramis. Legend has it, after his untimely death, she claimed that a full-grown evergreen tree sprang overnight from a dead tree stump, which symbolised the springing forth unto new life of the dead Nimrod.
On each anniversary of his birth, she claimed, Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree and leave gifts under it. December 25 was the birthday of Nimrod. It is from this myth, created by a woman living in an incestual relationship, that we get the original Christmas tree.
How could this be? Why are all these mythological ancient predecessors to Jesus Christ born on December 25? And why do all the other similarities transpire?
Well, nothing is new under the sun and the answer is found in the Son . . . or, rather, the SUN more correctly the ancient veneration of the Sun.
I wish you all a very, very happy day under the Sun."