Detail of a bowl from the Hildesheim Silver Treasure featuring a seated Athena, 1st century BC.

The Hidden Identity of the Woman Glorified as Athena: Her Link to the Pre-Flood World

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After the Flood, Noah’s authority held sway for a time. Then, the adoration of the Cainite woman sprang up suddenly throughout the ancient world, and several generations later, most of humanity was “without God in the world” (Ephesians 2:12). God had let “all the nations go their own ways” (Acts 14:16).

 

“Ye Shall Be as Gods”

Ancient Greek religious art, with Naamah/Athena as the key inspirational figure, chronicles that foundational period of the “present evil age” (Galations 1:4)—boasting of humanity’s independence from our Creator, welcoming the serpent’s “enlightenment,” and exalting man as the measure of all things.

From about 430 BC, Naamah/Athena and Cain/Hephaistos are depicted chatting amiably on the east frieze of the Parthenon in Athens.

From about 430 BC, Naamah/Athena and Cain/Hephaistos are depicted chatting amiably on the east frieze of the Parthenon in Athens. (Author provided)

Above, from the east frieze of the Parthenon from about 430 BC, sculptors depicted Athena and Hephaistos (Zeus’ and Hera’s eldest son – the Greek counterpart of Cain) chatting amiably without their usual attributes. For Athena: no helmet, no spear, no serpent-trimmed aegis, no head of the Gorgon Medusa on her chest. For Hephaistos: no tongs, no hammer, no axe. The sculptors depicted them as who they knew them to be: their ancestors Naamah and Cain whose anti-God, mankind-exalting religious outlook they wholeheartedly embraced.

Below, on a vase from the same period, Herakles joins his ancestors on Olympus as an immortal. Left to right: Cush/Hermes, Eve/Hera, Adam/Zeus, Naamah/Athena, Nimrod/Herakles. Nike in the center proclaims the immortality of these ancestors as the greatest of victories.

On a vase from about 430 BC, Nimrod/Herakles joins his immortal ancestors Naamah/Athena, Adam/Zeus, Eve/Hera, and Cush/Hermes on Mount Olympus.

On a vase from about 430 BC, Nimrod/Herakles joins his immortal ancestors Naamah/Athena, Adam/Zeus, Eve/Hera, and Cush/Hermes on Mount Olympus. (Author provided)

Could it be any more obvious that these sculpted and vase figures are deified humans? In the ancient garden, the serpent promised, “Ye shall be as gods,” and as the ancient Greek artists have communicated so plainly to us, our elite ancestors who embraced its words, and its “enlightenment” did indeed become “as gods.”

Top Image: Detail of a bowl from the Hildesheim Silver Treasure featuring a seated Athena, 1st century BC. The tiny owl, Athena's attribute or mascot, stands to her right on a high rocky pinnacle draped with a victory wreath. The rocky pinnacle most likely represents the Acropolis in Athens where her temple, the Parthenon, stood with her glorious idol-image inside. (Author provided)

By Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr

Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr. is the author of The Parthenon Code: Mankind’s History in Marble (translated into French and Greek) and Noah in Ancient Greek Art . His latest book is the full-color Genesis Characters and Events in Ancient Greek Art www.genesisingreekart.com   

Comments

Athena does seem to be an important goddess, the essence of purpose resonates with many proceeding cultures and deity well beyond the author's timelines. However, I cannot see the connections the author suggests.
If the origin is important, the Parthenon seems embedded in time as association with the calendar, cardinal direction amongst other principles, as well as beliefs. The latter used for political purpose and untangling the origin is difficult.

Yeah, there was a lot of jumping to conclusions in this article. Jumping from Athena to Naamah in the bible. And then the centaurs, seth,

He would have to improve the article to be more structured and informative besides: " read these books for proof".

While his theories were entertaining, this guy is the king of jumping to out there conclusions based on paltry (if even relevant) historical evidence to back up his claims. This appears to be an unfortunate case where the author first decided on the conclusion that he liked best and then worked backwards to try to prove his point.

Great article. I'll search for your writings as this premises seems plausible.

No matter what Venus is known as by different cultures, Athena, Ishtar, whatever Venus is Venus.

 Venus is a planet and always will be. 

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