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The Truth Behind the Christ Myth: Ancient Origins of the Often Used Legend – Part I

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At the close of the Neolithic Age, when civilizations arose in place of a purely agrarian culture, the ancient legend of the Goddess and Green Man expanded and took on religious overtones. It became a standard myth that was annually recited and dramatically staged in the temples and the mystery schools of the new fledgling cities, nations and empires. A feature of its evolving storyline was that the Green Man now took on the additional role of King of the World, which he governed under the authority of his Earth mother. And in some renditions of the legend the Son was said to have met his death in the fall at the hands of his unscrupulous brother or a dark, evil lord. 

Ishtar and Tammuz

In the cities of Meopotamia the Neolithic legend transformed into the story of the Goddess as Inanna or Ishtar who annually gave birth to a Green Man Son and future king under the name of Dammuzi or Tammuz. It was said that Dammuzi/Tammuz grew up to mate with his own mother while also governing the Earth for her. In order that this ancient legend be reflected in their culture, the inhabitants of the Fertile Crescent enthroned rulers of their city-states who were acknowledged to be the embodiments of Dammuzi/Tammuz and the royal servants of Goddess Inanna/Ishtar.

“Unearthed in the main room of the palace of Arad. It depicts two almost identical images of a man with a branch- or sheaf shaped head, one lying down and the other standing. It may represent the fertility god Tammuz or a similar deity, who died in summer and was resurrected in spring, Museum of Israel.”

“Unearthed in the main room of the palace of Arad. It depicts two almost identical images of a man with a branch- or sheaf shaped head, one lying down and the other standing. It may represent the fertility god Tammuz or a similar deity, who died in summer and was resurrected in spring, Museum of Israel.” ( CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 )

This was also true in Egypt, where the ruling pharaohs were regarded to be incarnations of Horus, the Son of Goddess Isis, and governed under her authority. But in the land of Khemit, although the spirit of the incumbent pharaoh was Horus, his physical body was formed by Seth, the god who governed the crystallization of energy into physical flesh. Together, Horus and Seth as the “Twins” created and comprised the physical body of the pharaoh, thus making the Egyptian monarchs modern representatives of the first and greatest king, Green Man Osiris.

Egyptian deity, Osiris as Green Man.

Egyptian deity, Osiris as Green Man. (Public Domain)

Like the ancient Green Man, Osiris was similarly said to die and become resurrected annually in concert with the life and death of nature’s vegetation. Osiris’s annual resurrection ceremony took place during the annual flood of the Nile River, when the first tender sprouts of nature initially stuck their fragile heads above the surface of the Earth.  

Semele and Dionysus

One version of Osiris’s popular Egyptian myth had him annually murdered by his jealous and evil brother Set each fall. This event was reflected in the legend of Osiris’s counterpart in Greece, Green Man Dionysus, who was annually slain by his relatives, the evil Titans, but later resurrected. Similar to Green Man Osiris, the mother of Dionysus was an Earth Goddess named Semele, meaning “Earth,” and his father was Zeus, the Father in Heaven.

Dionysus as the Green Man

Dionysus as the Green Man (Public Domain)

In order to awaken Dionysus from his slumber at the time of the Winter Solstice, female representatives of the Goddess would loudly bang pots and pans as they danced their way in ritual procession to the snowy summit of Mount Parnassus.  And then after receiving his new set of clothes at the following spring equinox, the Divine Son would cavort in nature along with his own reflection and alter-ego, Pan, a name meaning “the All,” as in “All of Nature.”

Like Osiris, Dionysus became the King of the World, and like his Egyptian counterpart, Dionysus was reputed to have once completely covered the globe while teaching his diverse subjects the art of making and ritually consuming wine.

A young Dionysus.

A young Dionysus. (Public Domain)

Wine made from grapes was recognized as the blood of nature, and since Dionysus was all of nature, it was his blood. Thus began the ritual of a holy communion through consuming the body and blood of the Divine Son. 

[Read Part II: The Truth Behind the Christ Myth: The Green Man and the Legend of Jesus ]

Mark Amaru Pinkham is the author of six books that cover any of the world’s mysteries. They include: The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom, The Truth Behind the Christ Myth, Guardians of the Holy Grail, World Gnosis: The Coming Gnostic Civilization , and his most recent book , Sedona: City of the Star People .   See the entire catalogue at: http://store.gnostictemplars.org/catalog/

Comments

I would have to agree with Osirus concerning the issue of Palestine. It has been a political machination which has hurt far too many people. Palestinians are Hebrews and Arabs are a Semitic people.The Khazars were converts and are no relation to the original Jews of the Bible.As for the Zionists agenda, it speaks for itself, and the reality is not connected to any spiritual link to the Bible.I am sorry if this offends those that want to believe the false history that has been accepted as truth.Hopefully, through sites like this, we can discuss issues of great concern and importance based on facts, not propaganda. I met a man just tonight at the health club and we started a conversation.I am the inquisitive type and I am like a sponge looking to soak up the water of Truth. He said he was a Hebrew, and he is Palestinian. I, of course, wanted to hear as much of his thoughts as he was willing to share.He just confirmed that my research was correct, and he was quite peaceful in his outlook considering the reality of the situation. We must be able to seek the truth, and be willing to discuss this issue since much is at stake.why waste human, financial and other resources on wars not based on the facts. We need to be wise and to stop letting those who have ulterior motives to create needless conflict. I have attempted to be as polite as possible while sharing not only what I have learned, but what those who have been there are willing to say. The one piece of information I have no citation for is the name Osirus mentioned for Netanyahu. If you read this please share the source to assist me in my research. I really like to have my citations mentally available for my discussions and debates.

James K Hall

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Actually there was a historical Kingdom of Israel, the Northern Kingdom, which either split from a united kingdom (2 Chronicles 15) or developed separately as some scholars now think. It existed from roughly 930 BCE until 720 BCE, when it was conquered by the Neo-Assyrian Empire and most of its population relocated and assimilated. The so-called “ten lost tribes” came from that Israel.

Ironically, modern day “Israel” is situated where the other nation, the Kingdom of Judah, was located.  Judah was mostly exterminated in 70 CE by the Romans but a few Jews apparently survived including those who were living abroad. But yes, the “Jews” occupying Palestine today are descendants of Caucasian Khazarian converts and have no historical ties to the Levant. Simply, they are warmongering counterfeits. 

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Fide et Literis

In all fairness to the  ‘6 million’ (there’s that magical number again) jews in the land formerly known as Palestine.The majority of them are transplants from north/northeastern Europe. They are Ashkenazi/Khazar jews with no historical or genetic linkage to the original middle eastern Hebrews. Their ancestors converted in the 7th and 8th century. It is only a ‘belief’ that connects them. Incidently Netanyahu’s real name is Miliekovsky. He’s of Lithuanian descent (slavic) not semitic.  Prior to 1947 there was no “israel” it was known as Judea or Palestine. In fact, historically there never was a ‘place’ called Israel. Only and ever a tribe. Kind of like the Native Americans stealing a state and calling it Cheerokee or Hopi and claiming the Great Spirit in their ancient legends told them it is theirs..

Alan C.
Now you go and tell Netanyahu and the 6, 000,000 Jews in Israel that they cannot use their Jewish Bible to claim Palestine as theirs.

SImply stating it’s the “Word of YHWH” is a childish comment and much like claiming the Easter Bunny is real because I BELIEVE IT!

@Alan C.

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The problem I have with Christians arguing for their version of truth is that they only have one source – their bible. But unfortunately, in order to debate the validity of the bible, you CANNOT quote the bible – you HAVE to use outside contemporary source material. And there is NONE. You cannot use the bible to argue for its veracity. So pointing to its contents does nothing to convince others who have read a lot of valid material outside of its covers. And the idle threats provided by christians and their precious ‘book’ also do nothing except cause more comtempt for them and their belief. SImply stating it’s the “Word of God” is a childish comment and much like claiming the Easter Bunny is real because I BELIEVE IT! 

Is it really the Word of God?  Let’s see…… if you can read something logical you may be surprised. But you have to take off your blinders. Promise?

http://www.metaphysicspirit.com/books/Is%20It%20Gods%20Word.pdf

So go on with your belief but don’t expect others to share your jaded world view. Besides, the Green Man’s coming soon and when he gets here all you Christians are gonna be really unhappy. Touche’

 

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