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The Ogdoad and the Calendar; Easter and Christmas

 

 Can you picture in the Ancient world, probably in the Library of Alexandria, and well understood by various later groups. A people, who had studied eclipses, seen it 10,000 or 20,000 or 80,000 years ago. Then at some point understood, the Sun is a light source like fire. Even the Egyptians compared electric eels to Lightning, calling it the "Thunderer of the Nile", showing an understanding of Electricty. They also had Static Electricty. But a culture who understood the source of light was being blocked, and a shadow was being cast onto us. If you have ever been in an eclipse you know that any shadows cast will have little eclipses on them. Having an understanding of this, and then an understanding that the Moon is moving in cycles, waning and waxing, would give you enough insight to understand you existed on a sphere. Many ancient cultures knew this, the idea the Earth was flat came much later in History. By 250 BC the only disagreement was if the Sun moved around the Earth, or the Earth around the Sun.

"Aristarchus of Samos (c. 310 - c. 230 BCE) was an ancient Greekmathematician and astronomer from Ionia who came up with a revolutionary astronomical hypothesis. He claimed the Sun, not the Earth, was the fixed centre of the universe, and that the Earth, along with the rest of the planets, revolved around the Sun. He also said that the stars were distant suns that remained unmoved and that the size of the universe was much larger than his contemporaries believed" -https://www.ancient.eu/Aristarchus_of_Samos/





The Goddess Tannit embodies the Eclipse, and is also Ma'at, the Scale and Gravity.




"At Pessinos in Phrygia, the mother goddess—identified by the Greeks as Cybele—took the form of an unshaped stone of black meteoric iron" -Summers, in Lane, 1996, p.364.



"CYBELE. The Thracians conceived the chief divinity of the Samothracian and Lemnian mysteries as Rhea-Hecate, while some of them who had settled in Asia Minor, became there acquainted with still stranger beings, and one especially who was worshipped with wild and enthusiastic solemnities, was found to resemble Rhea. In like manner the Greeks who afterwards settled in Asia identified the Asiatic goddess with Rhea, with whose worship they had long been familiar (Strab. x. p. 471; Hom. Hymn. 13, 31). In Phrygia, where Rhea became identified with Cybele, she is said to have purified Dionysus, and to have taught him the mysteries (Apollod. iii. 5. § 1), and thus a Dionysiac element became amalgamated with the worship of Rhea. Demeter, moreover, the daughter of Rhea, is sometimes mentioned with all the attributes belonging to Rhea. (Eurip. Helen. 1304.) The confusion then became so great that the worship of the Cretan Rhea was confounded with that of the Phrygian mother of the gods, and that the orgies of Dionysus became interwoven with those of Cybele. Strangers from Asia, who must be looked upon as jugglers, introduced a variety of novel rites, which were fondly received, especially by the populace (Strab. 1. c.; Athen. xii. p. 553 ; Demosth. de Coron. p. 313). Both the name and the connection of Rhea with Demeter suggest that she was in early times revered as goddess of the earth" -https://www.theoi.com/Phrygios/Kybele.html


"Ceres was the Roman goddess of agriculture, grain, and the love a mother bears for her child.  She was the daughter of Saturn and Ops, the sister of Jupiter, and the mother of Proserpine.  Ceres was a kind and benevolent goddess to the Romans and they had a common expression, "fit for Ceres," which meant splendid.

She was beloved for her service to mankind in giving them the gift of the harvest, the reward for cultivation of the soil. Also known as the Greek goddess Demeter, Ceres was the goddess of the harvest and was credited with teaching humans how to grow, preserve, and prepare grain and corn. She was thought to be responsible for the fertility of the land.

Ceres was the only one of the gods who was involved on a day-to-day basis in the lives of the common folk. While others occasionally "dabbled" in human affairs when it suited their personal interests, or came to the aid of "special" mortals they favored, the goddess Ceres was truly the nurturer of mankind.

Ceres was worshipped at her temple on the Aventine Hill, one of the Seven Hills of ancient Rome.  Her festival, the Cerealia, was celebrated on April 19.  Another special time for Ceres was Ambarvalia, a Roman agricultural fertility rite held at the end of May. Ceres is portrayed holding a scepter or farming tool in one hand and a basket of flowers, fruits, or grain in the other.  She may also be wearing a garland made from ears of corn." -https://www.ceresva.org/Goddess/Ceres.htm

Names used to invoke specific divine functions:

Vervactor, "He who ploughs"
Reparātor, "He who prepares the earth"
Imporcĭtor, "He who ploughs with a wide furrow"
Insitor, "He who plants seeds"
Obarātor, "He who traces the first ploughing"
Occātor, "He who harrows"
Serritor, "He who digs"
Subruncinator, "He who weeds"
Mĕssor, "He who reaps"
Convector, "He who carries the grain"
Conditor, "He who stores the grain"
Promitor, "He who distributes the grain"

"The Oxford English Dictionary and most scholars state that sincerity from sincere is derived from the Latin sincerus meaning clean, pure, sound (1525–35). Sincerus may have once meant "one growth" (not mixed), from sin- (one) and crescere (to grow). Crescere is cognate with "Ceres," the goddess of grain, as in "cereal."" -https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sincerity


The Latin origin of the word Wax comes from Ceres, or Cybele. CERA, A foreign loan from a substrate language, cognate with Ancient Greek κηρός (kērós)and Albanian qiri. 

Pronunciation (Classical): /ˈkeː.ra/(Ecclesiastical): /ˈt͡ʃe.ra/, [ˈt͡ʃɛː.ra] 

 1. wax, beeswax, honeycomb 

 2. a writing tablet covered with wax, wax tablet 

 3. a wax seal 

 4. a wax image

"Queen piping are acoustic signals emitted by young queens during the process of swarming.  The piping emitted by emerged virgin queens is called “tooting.”  The tooting signal starts with one or two pulses of about one second duration with an initial rise in both amplitude and frequency. These first long pulses are followed by a variable number of short pulses of about 0.25 second duration (Michelsen et al. 1986; Kirchner 1993). The fundamental frequency rises from around 400 Hz on the day of emergence to more than 500 Hz two to four days after emergence, whereas the number of pulses decreases from about 17 to about seven pulses per performance during the same period of time." -https://www.beeculture.com/a-closer-look-piping-tooting-quacking/



Pythagoras and Aristarchus were both Samians, from the island of Samos. Where the 2nd largest Temple to Hera, the Herion at Samos, existed. Hera is Hercules mother, both of whom Hannibal Worshipped. Hera as Cheif Goddess, is equivelant to Tannit.

"Samos, due to its geographical location in the eastern Aegean, securing easy communications with the coast of Asia Minor, was one of the most important centres of political and cultural developments from the prehistoric era (5th/4th millennium BC) until almost the Middle Ages. The site is an area on the north-east coast of the island that is clearly defined by the surrounding mountains. It consists of the fortified ancient city (Pythagoreion) and the ancient Temple of Hera (Heraion), which is situated about 6 km away from the city and indissolubly linked with it.

The earliest finds date back to the 5th/4th millennium BC, during the Neolithic period, but the main settlement began in the 10th century BC, when it was colonized by Ionians from Mainland Greece. By the 6th century BC, Samos had become a major nautical power in the eastern Mediterranean, with close trade links with Asia Minor and the Mainland Greece. It was strong enough to establish trading colonies on the coast of Ionia, in Thrace, and even in the western Mediterranean... The great Temple of Hera (Heraion) has its origins in the 8th century BC, when it was the first Greek temple to be one hundred feet in length (Hecatompedos). It is unknown if this temple was surrounded by a peristyle of columns; its 7th-century successor was also innovatory in that it was the first temple to have a double row of columns across the front. These were both surpassed by the temple begun around 570-560 BC by Rhoecus and Theodorus, who built a colossal structure measuring 52.5 m by 105 m, the earliest in the new Ionic order. It was supported by at least 100 columns, whose moulded bases were turned on a lathe designed by Theodorus. The works for the construction of a new temple, known as the Great Temple of the Goddess Hera, a colossal structure measuring 55.16 m by 108.63 m, and surrounded by a peristyle of 155 columns about 20 m high, were started during the reign of Polycrates (c. 535-522 BC).

The Heraion and the ancient city were adorned with splendid sculptures, making Samos one of the great centres of sculpture in the Ionic world. Offerings from all over the ancient world poured into the sanctuary of Hera. Samos is linked with great personalities of the ancient world, such as the philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, the philosopher Epicurus, who was of Samian birth, and Aristarchus the Samian, who first established the theory of the planet system in the 4th century BC.

Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos bear eloquent witness of the Ionian spirit. During its apogee in the 6th century BC the ancient city of Samos achieved exceptional technical and artistic progress and created innovative methods and works, thus representing a city with a high level of civilization, which merits its inclusion in the Ionian Dodekapolis." -https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/595/

"Hera (Roman name: Juno), wife of Zeusand queen of the ancient Greek gods, represented the ideal woman and was goddess of marriage and the family. However, she was perhaps most famous for her jealous and vengeful nature, principally aimed against the lovers of her husband and their illegitimate offspring. Hera herself was notable as one of the very few deities that remained faithful to her partner and she therefore came to symbolise monogamy and fidelity.

In Greek mythology, Hera was the daughter of Cronus and Rhea, and mother of Ares (god of war), Hebe (goddess of youth), and Eileithyia (goddess of childbirth), all with Zeus. Hera also gave birth alone to Hephaistos (god of metallurgy) in retaliation for Zeus’ similarly single-handed birth of Athena. However, Hera threw Hephaistos from Mount Olympus because of his ugliness, and crashing to earth, the god became lame. In other accounts, Hephaistos was thrown from the heavens by Zeus precisely because of his lameness. In any case, Hephaistos held a grudge against his mother and even imprisoned her in a special throne. Hera was only released from the device by promising her son the hand of Aphrodite in marriage." -https://www.ancient.eu/Hera/


"APHRODI′TE (Aphroditê), one of the great Olympian divinities, was, according to the popular and poetical notions of the Greeks, the goddess of love and beauty. Some traditions stated that she had sprung from the foam (aphros) of the sea, which had gathered around the mutilated parts of Uranus, that had been thrown into the sea by Kronos after he had unmanned his father. (Hesiod. Theog.190; compare Anadyomene.) With the exception of the Homeric hymn on Aphrodite there is no trace of this legend in Homer, and according to him Aphrodite is the daughter of Zeus and Dione. (Il. v. 370, &c., xx. 105.) Later traditions call her a daughter of Kronos and Euonyme, or of Uranus and Hemera. (Cic. De Nat. Deor. iii. 23; Natal. Com. iv. 13.)

According to Hesiod and the Homeric hymn on Aphrodite, the goddess after rising from the foam first approached the island of Cythera, and thence went to Cyprus, and as she was walking on the sea-coast flowers sprang up under her feet, and Eros and Himeros accompanied her to the assembly of the other great gods, all of whom were struck with admiration and love when she appeared, and her surpassing beauty made every one desire to have her for his wife.

According to the cosmogonic views of the nature of Aphrodite, she was the personification of the generative powers of nature, and the mother of all living beings. A trace of this notion seems to be contained in the tradition that in the contest of Typhon with the gods, Aphrodite metamorphosed herself into a fish, which animal was considered to possess the greatest generative powers. (Ov. Met.v. 318, &c.; comp. Hygin. Poet. Astr. 30.) But according to the popular belief of the Greeks and their poetical descriptions, she was the goddess of love, who excited this passion in the hearts of gods and men, and by this power ruled over all the living creation. (Hom. Hymn. in Ven. ; Lucret. 15, &c.)

Ancient mythology furnishes numerous instances in which Aphrodite punished those who neglected her worship or despised her power, as well as others in which she favoured and protected those who did homage to her and recognized her sway. Love and beauty are ideas essentially connected, and Aphrodite was therefore also the goddess of beauty and gracefulness. In these points she surpassed all other goddesses, and she received the prize of beauty from Paris; she had further the power of granting beauty and invincible charms to others. Youth is the herald, and Peitho, the Horae, and Charites, the attendants and companions of Aphrodite. (Pind. New. viii. 1, &c.) Marriages are called by Zeus her work and the things about which she ought to busy herself. (Hom. Il. v. 429; comp. Od. xx. 74; Pind. Pyth. ix. 16, &c.) As she herself had sprung from the sea, she is represented by later writers as having some influence upon the sea (Virg. Aen. viii. 800; Ov. Heroid. xv. 213; comp. Paus. ii. 34. § 11.)" -https://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Aphrodite.html


"That Venus’s identification with Aphrodite took place fairly early is certain. A contributory reason for it is perhaps the date (August 19) of the foundation of one of her Roman temples. August 19 is the Vinalia Rustica, a festival of Jupiter. Hence, he and Venus came to be associated, and this facilitated their equation, as father and daughter, with the Greek deities Zeus and Aphrodite. She was, therefore, also a daughter of Dione, was the wife of Vulcan, and was the mother of Cupid. In myth and legendshe was famous for her romanticintrigues and affairs with both gods and mortals, and she became associated with many aspects, both positive and negative, of femininity. As Venus Verticordia, she was charged with the protection of chastity in women and girls. But the most important cause of the identification was the reception into Rome of the famous cult of Venus Erycina—i.e., of Aphrodite of Eryx (Erice) in Sicily—this cult itself resulting from the identification of an Oriental mother-goddess with the Greek deity. This reception took place during and shortly after the Second Punic War. A temple was dedicated to Venus Erycina on the Capitol in 215 BCE and a second outside the Colline gate in 181 BCE. The latter developed in a way reminiscent of the temple at Eryx with its harlots, becoming the place of worship of Roman courtesans, hence the title of dies meretricum(“prostitutes’ day”) attached to April 23, the day of its foundation." -https://www.britannica.com/topic/Venus-goddess


"Juno was the Roman goddess who protected the nation as a whole but also kept special watch over all aspects of women's lives. She is often thought of as the Roman version of the Greekgoddess of love and marriage, Hera. Juno was the wife and sister of Jupiter, the chief Roman god, and the two of them were worshipped along with the goddess Minerva on the Quirinal in Rome.

After a long series of wars with Macedonia, the Roman armyconquered the Greek peninsula, and as a consequence, Hellenic culture -- art, literature, and philosophy -- infiltrated much of Roman life. This infiltration included Roman religion. While their names did not change, the Roman gods began to become more closely associated with their Greek counterparts: Venus became more like Aphrodite, Pluto became Hades, Neptune became Poseidon, and lastly, Jupiter became Zeus. The myths and legends of Roman mythology gradually grew distorted, and many Roman gods began to lose their identity and their individuality. However, one soon forgets that the Roman gods existed long before the arrival of the Greeks, before they lost their uniqueness. And this loss can best seen with Jupiter’s wife and sister, Juno, who is not to be confused with her Greek counterpart Hera. In every aspect, Juno was a goddess in her own right." -https://www.ancient.eu/Juno/


"Minerva, in Roman religion, the goddess of handicrafts, the professions, the arts, and, later, war; she was commonly identified with the Greek Athena. Some scholars believe that her cult was that of Athena introduced at Rome from Etruria. This is reinforced by the fact that she was one of the Capitoline triad, in association with Jupiter and Juno. Her shrine on the Aventine in Rome was a meeting place for guilds of craftsmen, including at one time dramatic poets and actors... Her worship as a goddess of war encroached upon that of Mars. The erection of a temple to her by Pompey out of the spoils of his Eastern conquests shows that by then she had been identified with the Greek Athena Nike, bestower of victory. Under the emperor Domitian, who claimed her special protection, the worship of Minerva attained its greatest vogue in Rome." -https://www.britannica.com/topic/Minerva-Roman-goddess


"Athena was one of the most important Olympian gods and she had many functions. Unsurprisingly, she was known under many different epithets. Some of the most famous were “Virgin,” “Pallas,” “The Unwearying One,” “The One of the City,” “The One with gleaming eyes” and “The One who fights in front.”... Athena was born in most miraculous circumstances. On learning that Metis’ next child may overthrow him, Zeus swallowed his first wife who was already pregnant with Athens. When the time came, Zeus started feeling tremendous headaches. As even he couldn’t bear them, Hephaestus struck him with his axe and – lo and behold! – Athenaleapt out of Zeus’ head, fully armed and with a cry so mighty and fearsome that Uranus and Gaea were shaken to their bones with terror. Zeus was delighted and full of pride.

As a child, Athena had a friend she loved above all. Her name was Pallas and she was all but her equal in the art of war. However, one day, as they were practicing some martial exercises, Athena accidentally killed her friend. Grief-stricken and in an attempt to preserve her memory, she added her friend’s name to her own. That’s why many people know Athena as Athena Pallas.

Athena was a master artisan. As much as she was the women counterpart of Ares as a war goddess, she was also the female equivalent of Hephaestus when it came to arts and crafts. Homer says that Athena fashioned ornate and luxuriously embroidered robes for Hera and herself. Some even say that she combined her two main interests to invent the war chariot and even the warship.

However, the most famous myth which connects Athena with handicrafts is the story of Arachne, a mortal craftswoman who boasted that she was more skillful than Athena herself. Athena offered her a chance to repent, but after Arachne refused, she challenged her to a weaving duel. The goddess fashioned a beautiful tapestry which illustrated the gruesome fate of the mortalswho had the hubris of challenging the gods. Arachne, on the other hand, chose for a subject the stories of the mortals unjustly victimized by the gods. She didn’t even have a chance to finish it: enraged and offended, Athena tore Arachne’s fabric to pieces and turned her into a spider. As such, Arachne is doomed to weave ever since." -https://www.greekmythology.com/Olympians/Athena/athena.html


"The Aventine Triad (also referred to as the plebeian Triad or the agricultural Triad) is a modern term for the joint cult of the Roman deities Ceres, Liber and Libera. The cult was established ca. 493 BC within a sacred district (templum) on or near the Aventine Hill, traditionally associated with the Roman plebs. Later accounts describe the temple buildingand rites as "Greek" in style. Some modern historians describe the Aventine Triad as a plebeian parallel and self-conscious antithesis to the Archaic Triad of Jupiter, Mars and Quirinus and the later Capitoline Triad of Jupiter, Minerva and Juno. The Aventine Triad, temple and associated ludi (games and theatrical performances) served as a focus of plebeian identity, sometimes in opposition to Rome's original ruling elite, the patricians." -https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aventine_Triad

"The number of deities was large and was not fixed. New ones appeared, and some ceased to be worshipped. Deities were grouped in various ways. The most ancient known grouping is the ennead, which is probably attested from the 3rd dynasty (c. 2650–2575 BCE). Enneads were groups of nine deities, nine being the “plural” of three (in Egypt the number three symbolized plurality in general); not all enneads consisted of nine gods.... The principal ennead was the Great Ennead of Heliopolis. This was headed by the sun god and creator Re or Re-Atum, followed by Shu and Tefnut, deities of air and moisture; Geb and Nut, who represented earth and sky; and Osiris, Isis, Seth, and Nephthys. This ordering incorporated a myth of creation, to which was joined the myth of Osiris, whose deeds and attributes ranged from the founding of civilization to kinship, kingship, and succession to office. The ennead excluded the successor figure, Horus, son of Osiris, who is essential to the meaning of the myth. Thus, the ennead has the appearance of a grouping that brought together existing religious conceptions but was rather arbitrary and inflexible, perhaps because of the significance of the number nine. 

Other numerical ordering schemas included the Ogdoad (group of eight gods) of Hermopolis, which embodied the inchoate world before creation and consisted of four pairs of male and female deities with abstract names such as Darkness, Absence, and Endlessness. Here too the number was significant in itself, because at least six different pairs of names are known although eight deities are listed in any occurrence. The major god Amon, whose name can mean “He who is hidden,” was often one of the ogdoad with his female counterpart, Amaunet. The most common grouping, principally in the New Kingdom and later, was the triad. The archetypal triad of Osiris, Isis, and Horus exhibits the normal pattern of a god and a goddess with a youthful deity, usually male. Most local centres came to have triads, the second and third members of which might be devised for the sake of form. Thus, one triad worshipped in the Greco-Roman-period temple at Kawm Umbū (Kôm Ombo) consisted of Haroeris (the “elder Horus”), the goddess Tsenetnofret (“the perfect companion”), and the youthful god Pnebtawy (“the lord of the two lands”). The last name, which is an epithet of kings, is revealing, because youthful gods had many attributes of kings. As this case indicates, triads resemble a minimal nuclear family, but deities were rarely spouses. The notion of plurality and the bringing together of the essential types of deity may have been as important to the triads as the family analogy." https://www.britannica.com/topic/ancient-Egyptian-religion/The-Gods#ref559415


The Ogdoad can be found as a theme throughout most modern religions and some ancient Religions. An example of this is ancient Egypt. In the picture above you can see that the Sun has been placed in a boat, this is known as the "Solar boat" and it is thought to be part of the force that moves the Sun and the Moon across the sky. But if you look in the Solar boat you will see more Gods than just the Sun and moon, this is because the Egyptians noticed the Planets in the sky and called them Gods, just like the Sun was a God. This religion can be found in Ancient Egypt, Ancient Sumeria, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome and Modern India.

In Ancient Egypt they were very good at keeping records, and not just in hieroglyphs but in other ways. For example the Egyptians had a 365 day Calendar, they did this by creating a wall to work as a false horizon. Then they would mark the wall every day when the Sun came up, and throughout the year the Sun moves across the Horizon, and at the end of 365 days it ends up back in the same spot and they have 365 marks on the wall.

This is also where the Constellations come from. Aquarius and Taurus and Pisces and Libra and Leo and Scorpio, etc. Aren't random, those are the stars the Sun passes through, and those give us the names of our months.


Venus = ♀
Mars = ♂

Sun = Gold
Moon = Silver
Mercury = Mercury
Venus = Copper
Mars = Iron
Jupiter = Tin
Saturn = Lead

Aries, the Ram=April=Amethyst
Taurus, the Bull=May=Agate
Gemini, the Twins=June=Beryl
Cancer, the Crab=July=Emerald
Leo, the Lion=August=Ruby
Virgo, the Virgin=September=Jasper
Libra, the Balance=October=Diamond
Scorpio, the Scorpion=November=Topaz
Sagittarius, the Archer=December=Carbuncle
Capricorn, the Goat=January=Onyx Chalcedony
Aquarius, the Waterbearer=February=Sapphire
Pisces, the Fishes=March =Chrysolite






Then there was Horus who represented the Horizon, but he was the planet Mars. They figured out the Cycle of Mars just like the Sun, and they also had the Moon's Cycles (And Moon Cycles give the lengths of our Months) and the Cycles of various planets. Even the Jewish Nomads knew about some of the Planets, they called Mars "The Blushing One". And in Christianity the 7 known planets of the time can be found in the Ancient Greek Christian Gnostic idea of "The 7 Heavens" which represented the "Bodies in the Heavens" or "Planets". Some people like to say "The Planets were named after the Gods, the Gods weren't named after the planets" but that would only be true if Greece and Rome discovered the planets independently, but Greece found them before Rome and showed them to Rome. And Egypt and Sumeria actually found them first. The 7 Heavenly bodies can still be found in our days of the week "Sun day" for the Sun, "Mon Day" for the Moon, etc.

Saturn = Saturday
Sun = Sunday
Moon = Monday
Mars = Tuesday
Mercury = Wednesday
Jupiter = Thursday
Venus = Friday

A lot of people see statues of Zeus now a days and think that Ancient people thought Zeus threw lightning bolts at them, but before people knew about Gravity and the Atmosphere, they thought the Planets controlled the weather and it was specifically thought that Jupiter (Zeus) controlled the Lightning. 
Zues' thunder was said to be carried by Aquila, which was an Eagle. The Aquila was also a badge given to the Standard bearer, and when Rome lost an Aquila they would spend decades searching for it. So Zues, or Jupiter's Thunder was a Metaphor for Rome's military might, like the U.S. Flag today, and represented by an Eagle also. Aquila is that idea, and it is what carries Zues' power.

Many Temples were forms of schools, or places that kept traditions and codes, similar to Freemason lodges today. For example the Cult of Mithra was the Government of Rome, Temples to Imhotep and Aesculapius were the first Hospitals. Other examples are Orphism, the Mysteries of Isis, Dionysian Mysteries, Eleusinian Mysteries, etc.

Many plants used to be thought to have a cycle based on the Planets and not the sun, and in the modern "Old Farmer's Almanac" every year they publish the planetary crop planting cycle. And the history of Machines and Gears actually comes from the measuring of the sky on boats, and people making mechanical navigation devices. So Machines come from this also.




Our Calendar is the Gregorian Calender. It has the same number of Days and Months as an Egyptian Calendar or Mayan Calendar, the only addition being leap year. The Months are moon cycles, and to best understand how it developed and how we got where we are, we can look at the Punics and the Greek Mystery Schools.


The Greeks were basically Fraternaties under various Gods, and each God was an Art, associated with a Natural Phenomenon (Sometimes a Planet), sometimes an Animal, Color, Weapon or Gemstone, etc. The Gods became present in various parts of everyday life. The Greeks created various public structures used for Democracy using the Egyptian Column, and Stairs, etc. brought to them with knowledge of Imhotep who became Aesclepius to the Greeks bringing them Medicine, and Architecture.

The Agora is the town center, Agoraphobic comes from the word Agora.
 
The Forum was a place of discussion and Trade.

A Basilica was a Government type building.



They had Fraternaties under various Gods, learning, and sent their elders to be Senators.

The Romans are thought to come from the Etruscans, who had King Romulus and Remus who were suckled by a mother Wolf, they had a King, Cesaer, Czar. And while the Jewish people and others had a Numerical system woven into their language, the Romans created Roman numerals. Early Rome was called the SPRQ, the Repubic of Rome, and they were basically Fraternaties under Gods. And a large part of Rome's development was first following in Alexander the Great's footsteps, and picking up the turmoiled Macedonian Empire spanning from Europe to Pakistan, going through the growing pains of Hellenization, which is the trade of Eastern and Western Culture. Astrology and a plethora of Gods and history came from Babylon in the lost Ancient book Babyloniaca, and the same came from Egypt along with the word Dynasty and various knowledges with the Ancient book Aegyptiaca. Statue making comes from the West and Egypt but is present in Buddha Statutes and Hindu Murtis.

Rome then began to expand based on Ancient claims that Hercules had founded several towns in Italy, which the people believed themselves and were proud of and wanted everyone around the world to know. Before Rome established themselves there were the Phoenicians, for thousands of years, back to 1500 BC.





The Phoenicians had spread Farming and Gods, Art, Marriage, etc. During the Second Punic wars Spain was called New Carthage, or Nuevo Carthago or Nuevo Karthago. It was ruled by Hannibal Barca, whose last name meant "Thunder" and he inherited by his father. As a child he had been on a mountain in a Mercinary camp run by his father, learning about languages and war. Hannibal worshipped Eshmun, Hera and Hercules, and when Rome declared war on Carthage, Hannibal wasted no time and immediately went across Spain and France rounding up Horse worshipping Tribes. Then followed a route only taken by Hercules before him across the Alps losing 1/3 of his men and all his elephants, supposedly using Fire and Vinegar to destroy rocks along the way.

When he entered Italy he deafeated various Roman Generals and Senators. Rome banned the word peace and for 15 years Italy was ruled by Hannibal, who made an alliance with Alexander the Great's, great great great great grandson, and Rome began burying their own people alive to atone to the Gods, and after consulting their Sibylline Books and the Oracles at Delphi, they accepted the Phrygian Goddess Cybele into their Pantheon. The Rural Goddess, the Goddess of the farming Colonies established by the Phoenicians for a thousand years before Rome began to expand. They then followed the advice of the young son of a dead general, went to Carthage and systematically burned it down for months. Destroying thousands of years of History, likely retained in the Library of Alexandria which is now destroyed.

Cybele

This would also inadvertantly solidified a large part of human history. When Rome accepted Cybele, or Ceres, they won the Third Punic war. They destroyed Carthage, Crucified 6,000 people as sold everyone who hadn't fled into slavery. But as the empire developed they discovered a Holiday among the former Phoenician taught rural communities. They celebrated the Winter Solctice by giving gifts, and worshipped Mithra, God of Contracts, Marriage and Promises. Tying a string on your finger to increase memory of something for later is a Mithraic Ritual. So, the Roman Government became a Mithraic cult, meaning that by winning the war, Rome had been changed forever.



Cybele is a Phyrgian Goddess, from modern Turkey, *Istanbul, not Constantinople*. She has been worshiped for at least 6,000 years today. The 2 other Rural Gods were Liber and Libera.

Phrygia

"The earliest recorded psychological experiment, reported about 429 bc in The Histories (Part 1, Book 2, paragraph 2) of the Greek historian Herodotus (?485–425 bc), the world's first history book. According to Herodotus, the Egyptian Pharaoh Psammetichus I (664–610 bc) performed the experiment to determine whether human beings have an innate capacity for speech, and if so, which particular language is innate. He ordered two infants to be brought up in a remote place by a shepherd who was forbidden to speak in their presence. After two years the children began to speak, and the word that they repeated most often was becos, which turned out to be the Phrygian word for bread. Psammetichus concluded that the capacity for speech is innate, and that the natural language of human beings is Phrygian." -https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803100351903


Libera is the Female Goddess of Liberty

"Liber and Libera, in Roman religion, a pair of fertility and cultivation deities of uncertain origin. Liber, though an old and native Italian deity, came to be identified with Dionysus. The triad Ceres, Liber, and Libera (his female counterpart) represented in Rome, from early times and always under Greek influence, the Eleusinian Demeter, Iacchus-Dionysus, and Kore (Persephone). Ovid (Fasti, Book III) identifies Libera with the deified Ariadne. At the festival of the Liberalia, held at Rome on March 17, the toga virilis was commonly assumed for the first time by boys who were of age. At the town of Lavinium, a whole month was consecrated to Liber, and the festival activities there were believed to make the seeds grow." -https://www.britannica.com/topic/Liber-and-Libera

Because Ceres was later identified with Demeter, Libera became Persephony.

"PROSERPINA, PROSERPYNA, PROSERPYNE. Proserpina is the Latin name for the Greek goddess Persephone. Pluto, king of the Underworld, complained to Jupiter that he alone had no wife. Jupiter promised him Proserpina, his daughter by Ceres, the goddess of grain and of harvests, and with the collusion of Venus, Jupiter and Pluto planned the abduction. As Proserpina gathered violets and lilies in the valley of Henna in Sicily, Pluto appeared suddenly and carried her off to his kingdom. Her mother Ceres, not to be consoled, sought Proserpina throughout the world, neglected her sacred tasks of giving grains to the world, and all the crops died. Finally, Ceres appealed to Jupiter, who told her that her daughter was now Pluto's queen. Proserpina was restored to her mother, but because she had eaten the pomegranate, of which seven seeds were found in her mouth, Jupiter decreed that she should spend half the year in the upper world and the other half in the lower (MetV.346-571; OM V.1833-1998; Claudian, De raptu Proserpinae; Guillaume de Machaut, Le Confort d'ami, 2353-2516). As queen of the Underworld, Proserpina is one of the aspects of the triple goddess, Trivia. Remigius of Auxerre gives her three names as Lucina in the sky, Diana on earth, and Proserpina in hell (Commentum in Martianum CapellamVII.369.l). As queen of the Underworld, Proserpina is mistress of the Erinyes or the Three Furies--Allecto, Megaera, and Tisiphone, Inf IX.36-48.

Proserpina, Pluto's wife, is queen of "fayerye," MerchT 2028-2029, a borrowing of her portrait in the poem, Sir Orfeo.Proserpina arms May with an answer to her husband's accusations when Pluto restores Januarie's sight, MerchT 2264-2319. Proserpina is "quene of the derk peyne," HFIII.1511-1512. Troilus expects to go to her dark realm in pain when he dies, Tr IV.473-476." -http://www.columbia.edu/dlc/garland/deweever/PQ/proserpi.htm


"They further assimilated Dionysus with Liber, a native Italian god who was a son of Ceres. Liber was a god of viniculture and wine, but was also a patron of male procreation, and associated with freedom, free speech, and the rights of adulthood. As Liber Pater, he ensured the success of the harvest, and averted catastrophes. Together with his sister Libera, Liber and Ceres were worshiped as a triad at a temple on the Aventine hill in Rome that was established in 493 BCE. The Aventine Triad were regarded as the patrons of Rome’s “commoners”, the plebeians, the people who worked for a living as laborers, skilled trades persons, managers, and owners of small businesses or farms.

Little is known of the rituals in which these deities were worshiped. Ceres was, of course, associated with the Eleusinian Mysteries, and Bacchus with the Dionysian. Libera was equated, at different times, with Proserpina and with Ariadne, so, again, there is a connection with the Eleusinian Mysteries. The cults were considered “Greek” in character, and were sometimes even described as being “un-Roman”, suggesting that the rites were very different from those usually accorded to Roman gods." -https://honorthegodsblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/what-is-the-difference-between-the-roman-god/

March 15th, 44 BC. Caesar is killed by Brutus and the other Senator assassins, and they hold up on the Balcony a Phrygian cap on a pole, called a Liberty Pole.

The Ides of March

The Liberty Pole


The Mithraic Cult rules Rome for about 500 years, developing European Masony and other Arts. In the middle of all this comes Jesus, who is Crucified, after teaching a for of rebirth through Baptism taught to him by his cousin John the Baptist. 
 
 
Matthew 3:13-17
13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
 
 
 
And Jesus was the God of Shepherds, with a Star guiding the Wise men to come find him, which is completely in line with the Rural Cybele and Attis who was directly associated with her. So you can see how the same Tradition is seen throughout Roman History, appearing over and over.
 
And after him Saint Peter who was crucified upside down by Caligula, because Saint Peter felt he did not deserve such a high honor as to die in an upright crucifixion like Jesus. The Crucifixion happened at a site in Italy and Caligula placed a small Egyptian Obelisk to mark the spot. The Places early Christians would gather were Necropolises, outside of the city, where the dead were. And this particular place Saint Peter was Crucified was on a particular hill. Christian began to make Pilgrimiges to this site, the Goddess of this Hill was a child birth Goddess, an Oracle Goddess providing speech to infants. This place of pilgrimage became Vatican Hill.
 
"About the etymology of Vātī̆cānus there are several hypotheses: according to Barthold Georg Niebuhr, the toponym perhaps refers to an archaic Etruscan settlement called Vaticum; Varro derives the name from a childbirth deity named Vaticanus or Vagitanus, the god of the vagiti ("wailings"), since va was supposed to be the first syllable pronounced by a child; Aulus Gellius on his part derives the name from vāticinium, a prophecy elicited by the flight of the birds or from the study of the liver of the victims of sacrifices and inspired by the god who controlled the area: the science of the Vaticini , the aruspicina or Etrusca Disciplina, had been introduced in Rome by the Etruscans. This term was ultimately derived from vātēs(“soothsayer, prophet”) and canō (“to sing)....In ancient Roman religion, Vagitanus or Vaticanus was one of a number of childbirth deities who influenced or guided some aspect of parturition, in this instance the newborn's crying. The name is related to the Latinnoun vagitus, "crying, squalling, wailing," particularly by a baby or an animal, and the verb vagio, vagire. Vagitanus has thus been described as the god "who presided over the beginning of human speech," but a distinction should be made between the first cry and the first instance of articulate speech, in regard to which Fabulinus (fari, "to speak"; cf. fabula) was the deity to invoke. Vagitanus has been connected to a remark by Pliny that only a human being is thrown naked onto the naked earth on his day of birth for immediate wails (vagitus) and weeping." -https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagitanus

In the Roman Catholic Church there is a metaphor directly under the Gathering that is much easier to understand now that you know all of this. In the Catholic Tradition, the building is actually Mary's Virgin Womb, and the Congregation gathers in the representative area, calling forth Jesus with communion. Then there is the Pastor, the Deacon, the Bishop, the Cardinal, the Pope. So the Metaphor brings the Father, the Son and the Virgin Mary together in a meeting of people. And Vagitanus is the origin of the word Vagina, the pathway to birth and reincarnation, associated with a baby's first "wa". 

The Fish symbol Jesus drew was called the Ichthys. It was an Acronym, and a Vagina; a Yoni. ΙΧΘΥΣ (ichthys), or also ΙΧΘΥϹ with a lunate sigma, is an acronym or acrostic for Iēsous Christos, Theou Yios, Sōtēr; contemporary Koine, which translates into English as 'Jesus Christ, Son of God, [Our] Savior'. 

Iota (i) is the first letter of Iēsous (Ἰησοῦς), Greek for "Jesus". 

Chi (ch) is the first letter of Christos(Χριστός), Greek for "anointed" (of the Lord). 

Theta (th) is the first letter of Theou (Θεοῦ), Greek for "God's", the genitive singular of Θεóς, Theos, Greek for "God". 

Upsilon (y or u) is the first letter of (h)yios (Yἱός), Greek for "Son". 

Sigma (s) is the first letter of sōtēr (Σωτήρ), Greek for "Savior".

Religious Symbolism, and Symbolism generally is meant to be Revelatory. Until recently, most people. couldn't read. Jesus was year 0 A.D. so the Latin Secrecy of the Catholic Clergy and Vernacular Translations of the Protestant movement were only a few hundred years ago. And even with a Vernacular Bible, many people couldn't read, but they could hear a preacher. Symbol, begins with Sym- like Symetry, meaning "the same on both sides". A Symbol is meant to represent something, with little or no explanation needed to as what it is a representation of. And you may need extra information, context, or even another Symbol, to have some Symbolism revealed. Like an X on a map marking buried treasure, it does not mean anything until you can physically see the place the map represents. This is how Mystery Traditions work, the most well know of which is the Freemasons. 2 Samuel 5:11 "Now Hiram king of Tyre sent envoys to David, along with cedar logs and carpenters and stonemasons..."



"Roman politics after the Emperor Diocletian abdicated in AD 305 was confusingly complicated as emperors and deputy emperors of the West and of the East contended for power. Among them was Flavius Valerius Constantinus, known to history as Constantine the Great. Acclaimed as emperor by his troops in York in AD 306, he was appointed Caesar or deputy emperor of the West by Diocletian’s successor, Galerius. Constantine was in charge of Britain and Gaul, but his brother-in-law Maxentius waged war against Galerius and seized Italy and Rome itself.

Galerius died in AD 311 and early the next year Constantine invaded Italy, won battles at Turin and Verona and marched on Rome. Maxentius came out to fight and was destroyed at the Milvian Bridge, which carried the Via Flaminia over the Tiber into the city. The battle was one of a succession of victories that in AD 324 made Constantine master of the entire Roman Empire, but it is most famous for its link with his conversion to Christianity, which would prove to be one of the most important events in world history.

The story, or a story, of what happened was told by Eusebius of Caesarea, a Christian biblical scholar and historian who wrote the first biography of Constantine soon after the emperor’s death. He knew Constantine well and said he had the story from the emperor himself. Constantine was a pagan monotheist, a devotee of the sun god Sol Invictus, the unconquered sun. However before the Milvian Bridge battle he and his army saw a cross of light in the sky above the sun with words in Greek that are generally translated into Latin as In hoc signo vinces (‘In this sign conquer’). That night Constantine had a dream in which Christ told him he should use the sign of the cross against his enemies. He was so impressed that he had the Christian symbol marked on his soldiers’ shields and when the Milvian Bridge battle gave him an overwhelming victory he attributed it to the god of the Christians." -https://www.historytoday.com/archive/battle-milvian-bridge

When Constantine Converted everyone from the Mithraic Cult to Christianity, they built Cathedrals, and Monuments, but all the Craftsman continued secretly practicing the Mithraic Tradition from Cybele and the 2nd Punic war. So much of the Mithraic Tradition was retained within the Christian Mysteries, because Constantine could convert, but he could not truly force everyone to forget the Gods of Liberty, Wine, Agriculture, Intoxication, and Birth. With a Month long celebration in Spring to make the seeds grow, and a Winter Solstice gift giving and feast celebration. And after converting he moved Rome's Capitol to Turkey, Cybele's home, creating Constantinople.

If you look at the Caves in India (made by actual Humans), they are carved by Human Hands and Stone. Coming out of Africa, people had recently become selective of materials and had abstract thought (Religion, Dreams, Art, etc). There are Caves, Art and Arrowheads all along the Coast from East Africa, through the Arabian Peninsula, through Asia, to Australia.


Arrowheads from Saudi Arabia



Human Dispersion around Earth


Important Sites


Southern Dispersal Theory

Theory of Travel from Africa to Australia via Asian Southern Coast

This is an Ancient Cave carved by Human Hands in India


This is a Cave carved by Human Hands in India


Caves were not scary places, they were places of Worship. Even today in India, people go off and live in Isolation and Meditation and were representative of the womb


In the Hindu Mythology, Shiva is said to have invented Meditation and in one story he is Meditating and the Hindu version of Cupid (Kamadeva/Kama, as in Kama Sutra) came and shot Shiva with his arrow while Shiva was meditating, Shiva's Third Eye Opened and Burned Cupid, showing the Shiva had conquered Desire with Meditation. Shiva is much like a "Cave Man" in modern thought, he has Dreadlocks, he has a Tiger Skin Toga or Mat that he sits on, and he has a Bull that he rides. This is similar to the Greek and Roman Hercules, who has a Club that he uses, a Lion Skin that he wears, and he also looks much like a Cave Man. There is also Imhotep, which is simply an actual Human Man who lived on Earth as a recorded Human being in Egypt between 2500-3000BC sometime. Imhotep is depicted as a Black African Man, sitting in a chair, reading a tablet or papyrus of some sort; he invented Medicine, Stairs, Columns, Pyramids, and after his Death there were Temples built for him where his Medical and other knowledge was stored, and people would come from far and wide to learn from these Temples. Then Imhotep became a God, and to the Greeks he became Aesculapius, and the Temples in Greece and Rome were called Aesclepion, and these were the Hospitals of the time and are symbolized by the Rod with a Snake around it (the Asclepion Rod, and these Temples were the first Human Hospitals). People would make Pilgrimages in Greece and eventually Rome to be healed at the Asclepion, and when these Pilgrimages became popular there was a Healer named Jesus in Rome who claimed to be the Son of God. Now we are going to get into the Christian connection to the Ancient Navigators, and back into the Imperial Coverup ending most recently with Islam and Assassins, or Hashashins.


Shiva

Hercules

Imhotep

Jesus of Nazareth

 

Most of Human Religion is based on aspects of Nature, and a large part of it is centered on the Male and Female aspect of Nature. For example, in Hinduism, you can not be reincarnated without being born from a Mother and Father, and coming from a sperm and an egg, so in order to reincarnate, you need a Male and a Female. Ra, the Sun in the Egyptian Pantheon, is the Sun, or the Crown (Gold Crowns are meant to represent the Sun) and Isis is the Feminine aspect, the Throne. In most of Human Language, there are Male and Female Nouns, and Male and Female words, and objects, English is strange in that it doesn't do this. You have seen in Spanish where Senor is "Sir" and Senorita is "Ma'am", then Nino is "Boy" and Nina is "Girl"; like Yin and Yang in the Yin-Yang. You have maybe heard people call a Boat or a Car, or even their Country "Her" or "She". That is usually how Religion works, Christianity completely cut that out though.

This is the Shivalingam


It is a Lingam, and a Yoni, a Lingam is Male and a Yoni is Female. This is a Lingam with a face, a Mukhalinga


This is a Yoni, it represents the Feminine aspect


Mushroom Sacraments in the Cults of Early Europe, Carl Ruck,   https://www.researchgate.net/publication/299443455_Mushroom_Sacraments_in_the_Cults_of_Early_Europe


Phrygia, Turkey, brought a few things. One was the Cult of Men. The Moon is very important, as it guides the Months (Moon-th) with 12 Moon cycles in a year, and most cultures see the Moon as a Woman, but the Cult of Men made the Moon a Man. And they did this very intentionally stating that anyone who believed the Moon was a Woman, would be ruled by Women.




Another thing brought from Phrygia is the Phrygian Cap, we have all seen it but may not understand what it is.



Every Christmas people everywhere put on Phrygian caps and call them Santa Hats.


Santa Clause is Saint Nicholas, who was Pope.



Renaissance Popes


Christmas was banned by Puritan Christians in the 1600s because it was considered Sacrilege.


Which brings us back to Mithras, ruling Fraternity of Rome, Transferred into Catholicism when Constantine forced his Government to convert to Christianity. The Roman Government previous to Constantine was itself the Cult of Mithras. Mithra is the God of Promises, Contracts, Friendship, Marriage, etc. He wears a Red Phrygian cap, a Red Cloak, and carries a J-shaped knife.



The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of Magic, it is the Torch Bearer, and it was designed to turn Green.



The Phrygian Cap is symbol of Liberty, it began in Phrygia, then in Greece when Plato wrote the Republic. Greece and Turkey are neighbors, and currently have a militarized border. When Brutus and the other Assassins killed Caesar, they were fulfilling "Sic Semper Tyrannis" as an Ancient context. When they did this the word Assassin did not exist yet, and Caesar was so surprised to be killed by his own Administration he said "E tu Brute?" or "You too Brutus?". Once they killed Caesar they raised the first Liberty Pole, which is a Santa Hat on a Pole. Phrygian Hats were worn by Freed Slaves, and this was a symbol that the Empire was free from Caesar's Rule.

lib·er·a·tion

1.

the act of setting someone free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression; release

2.

freedom from limits on thought or behavior



Many times it is the Military which carries this message, and takes control of a Republic after the fall of a Monarch.



Then, during the French Revolution the Phrygian Republican ending of Tyranny was again the message, and this transferred to our Country's own founding fathers.



Barbary Pirates are often indicated in Drawings and Paintings by a Phrygian Cap

The Guillotine and Phrygian Cap were used together as Symbols of the French Revolution

The French Soldiers sent to help the Americans in the American Revolution, who were mainly Algerian, were called the Zouave and wore a hat similar to a Phrygian cap.

One Mithraic Tradition is Bullfighting, the Mithraic Roman Government would initiate new members by having them get in a pit, cover it with a grate, and kill a Bull letting the Blood fall onto the initiate.



The Oman Khanjar, and other Traditions of giving Boys knives when they become men are Mithraic (Knights/Squires, Sihks, etc)


Many flags around the World are Red, Green and White, which are Christmas colors, the colors of Mithras and the Solstice.


During the time of Islamic Enlightenment (ALGebra, ALChemy, ALCohol) the Fez replaced the Phrygian Cap.


Today in America there is the Shriners Temple, and Shriners Hospital for Children. The Shriners are a Mystery School with 32 Degrees, meaning both Angles and Graduatory levels, and they practice these Mithraic Traditions as if they are a joke.


Roses come from Turkey and Egypt, where they are Distilled like Moonshine to make Rose Otto to be used in Perfumes. All of this became known as "Romance" or "Romantic", root word "Rome".


Cherry Trees come from Turkey also, and all Americans know George Washington's Family grew Cherry Trees because he chopped one down and told his Dad, that is how we all know he is honest.


Red Nail Polish started in Egypt and moved to Rome, where they imported Dye from India

Red Bottom shoes and High Heels come from Ancient Egypt and transitioned to Rome.


And all of this seems to have been taught to Western Civilization by a Mushroom, the Amanita Muscaria.


While Jesus meant many things to many people, Mary is like Cybele, or Libera, or both, this is what has become now, because everyone was forced to use this story to practice their native Religion. The same way the Catholics forced Natives to be Christian and created the Missionary Position, the Spanish Inquisition, the Portuguese Inquisition, the Goa Inqusition, the Crusades, before Muslims existed the Christians were the Terrorists. But Jesus had a History of his own, regardless of what it is all tied to now, there was a story there.

This is about as important to Jesus' life as John 3:16

Matthew 2:13
"After the wise men were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up! Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother,” the angel said. “Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”"

Jesus was a baby and King Herod is killing every baby under 2 years of age because he heard the King of Kings has been born. So Mary and Joseph get on a donkey and go to Egypt until Jesus is grown. Specifically, according to Catholic Tradition, Sebbenytos, Egypt, which is the capitol of what was the cult of Apis the Sacred Cow, which wore a Sun Disk between his horns, and was treated like royalty all year then killed to clean everyone's sins, and pick a new cow for the next year. This was symbolized in the Ankh, the Ankh has many meanings and the cow with the Sun Disk represents the shape of the Ankh, it likely came after the Ankh. This later became the cross. The Bible is clear that the Romans were playing a game fulfilling prophecy with Jesus after Pilot called him King of the Jews. Casting lots for his clothes, his bones, etc. Then Jesus says "I thirst" to fulfill prophecy, and they feed him vinegar. And after fulfilling everything he says "It is finished". The Apis cow became a man when Alexander the Great and Ptolemy took over Egypt because Greeks won't worship animals. So Apis became Serapis, a man. And Jesus' crown and cross is the Sundisk and the Ahnk. Jesus is Serapis, and was part of an Apis Mystery School he or his Mom or Joseph joined in Sebbenytos, the City in which the book Aegyptiaca had been written 300 years before Jesus. That is all documented, there are also theories Jesus travelled to Iberia.

"Serapis, also spelled Sarapis, Greco-Egyptian deity of the Sun first encountered at Memphis, where his cult was celebrated in association with that of the sacred Egyptian bull Apis (who was called Osorapis when deceased). He was thus originally a god of the underworld but was reintroduced as a new deity with many Hellenic aspects by Ptolemy I Soter (reigned 305–284 BCE), who centred the worship of the deity at Alexandria." -https://www.britannica.com/topic/Serapis

Serapis


Jesus most likely knew the word "Dynasty" and likely had at the very very least an understanding of a few of Egypt's transitions. He had access to, and probably grew up in, a culture steeped in Manethos Aegyptiaca.

He was like Eshmun, or Imhotep, and later was Galen when it became Pharmacopiea. Imhotep, inventor of Medicine, Surgery, Columns, Stairs, Pyramids, etc. said "Medicine only works with the proper incantation" which is basically to say that the Placebo Effect, which does cure people, is Magic. How far does the Placebo Effect go? What can you make happen by pure force of Faith and the consequent Placebo Effect, or Magic. Miracles. Buddha existed 600 years before Jesus, Zoroaster 1000. People think "Jesus times" and 0 A.D and think "the beginning", but we were well in to Human Civilization, international travel, international books, etc, when Jesus came. Jesus said that if you have faith that it will happen, you can ask a mountain to jump into the Ocean.

The 72 Names of God
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/gematria/

The saying used to be "As Above, So Below" and it means that what happens in the Sky, happens on Earth. Jesus said "stop looking for signs" because everyone used this system to decide pretty much everything, from Leaders to Crop Cycles to Legal Decisions, it was all guided by the Sky. This is where the Holidays come from. What Christians call Christmas is set during the Solctice, what people call Halloween and Thanksgiving are based on the Cycle of the Sun and the Natural Harvest Cycle, birth, death, and rebirth that happens each Year. Easter is the Season where Eggs and Rabbits and new Seeds are made. It is the Season of Reincarnation for the Earth. Then there are Birth Stones. Everyone knows that their Birth Month is associated with a Stone, and that is based on this Ancient Technique. Everyone knows that Certain Metals are associated with certain Planets, the Substance Mercury is still even known as Mercury in modern times. There are also Chakra Stones, associated with various Parts of the Human Body. Associating Metals and Stones with things that aren't Metals and Stones may seem strange, but Radios actually work because of Magic Stones. Without Quartz Crystals, you would not be able to transmit Voices over distances. This is because of the Frequency of the Crystal, which allows it to change the function of Copper Wire. Quartz Crystal's Frequency is also used in watches, for absolutely precise time. Solar Panels operate via Magic Stones. The way Solar Panels work is that 2 Crystals with Different Frequencies, actually vibrate when light passes through them and the Different Frequencies allow Solar Energy to be created. This was discovered in the early 1800s.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_detector

Matthew 27: 
Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied. When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer. But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge--to the great amazement of the governor. Now it was the governor's custom at the Feast to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd. For he knew it was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over to him. While Pilate was sitting on the judge's seat, his wife sent him this message: "Don't have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him." But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed." Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" asked the governor. "Barabbas," they answered. Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified. Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. And sitting down, they kept watch over him there. Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS and saying, "You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!" "He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself! He's the King of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"--which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink. The rest said, "Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to save him. "And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit of God!" As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. "Sir," they said, "we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, `After three days I will rise again. 'So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first."


"Many of the details of the journey of the Holy Family in Egypt are chronicled in a Mimar(manuscript) by Pope Theophilus, 23rd Patriarch of Alexandria (384-412 A.D.), who received these details during an apparition of the Holy Virgin Mary. Other sources of information include accounts by 2nd and 3rd century Greek and Jewish writers/philosophers/historians... In one small street in el-Matarya district of today's Cairo (Eid Street/Shek El-Te'eban Street), all kinds of bread and bakery cannot be leavened up to this day, since the Virgin Mary first visited that place with the Holy Family 2000 years ago and they were refused bread and cast away. This is an ongoing miracle that anyone can witness till this very day. Bread leavens normally in all surrounding streets." -https://orthodoxwiki.org/The_Holy_Family_in_Egypt

If we go back to the Ogdoad, we can see how Easter was a celebration of the people just like the Winter Solcstice, it is the Spring Solcstice. Khepri, the Scarab Beetle a.k.a. Dung Beetle God, was the creative force of the Universe, seen to the Egyptians like we see the Butterfly, a symbol of Metamorphosis and growth, development and evolution. It would collect dung, roll it in a ball, lay eggs in it and push them around. They would then hatch and grow and continue, it was a symbol of Birth and Rebirth, regeneration over and over. And Khepri was a Sun God, the Dung Beetle was seen as the force that pushed the Sun across the sky. This is the same metaphor that has been seen by Humans in Eggs for thousands of years. An Egg is a symbol of regeneration, resurrection. And in Africa Ostrich Eggs had already been painted for thousands of years. And the Punic Religion had existed there, Tannit the Goddess, Eshmun the healer. With 30 years of Jesus death there were Christian's in Egypt, the modern Coptic church. The Nag Hammadi Scriptures show the belief systems of early Christians, with added books like the "Book of Mary Magdeline" and the "Book of Thomas", and Thomas is crucified and Jesus flees. Some people in India say he came there and lived for years after, but it is unconfirmed.

"Acts 12:4 where this single reference is made, this is how it is presented: “And when he (King Herod Agrippa I) had apprehended him (the apostle Peter), he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.”. Such a major religious holiday, yet nowhere in the Bible – not even in the book of Acts which covers several decades of the history of the early Church, nor in any of the epistles of the New Testament, written over a span of 30 to 40 years after Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection!

“Easter isn’t a Christian or directly biblical term, but comes from a form of the name Astarte, a Chaldean (Babylonian) goddess known as ‘the queen of heaven’.” (She is mentioned by that title in the Bible in Jeremiah 7:18 and Jeremiah 44:17-19; Jeremiah 44:25 and referred to in 1 Kings 11:5; 1 Kings 5:33 and 2 Kings 23:13 by the Hebrew form of her name, Ashtoreth. “Easter: The English term, according to the (8th Century monk) Bede, relates to ‘Eostre’, a Teutonic goddess of the rising light of day and spring, which deity, however, is otherwise unknown…” (1909, Vol. 5, p. 224)

Two symbols associated with Easter celebrations, namely; eggs and rabbits are worth examining in our interrogation of the metaphysics of Easter. Both of them are not contested by commentators as ‘pagan’ symbols and emblems of fertility. Author Greg Dues (1992, p. 101), in his book Catholic Customs and Traditions, elaborates on the symbolism of eggs in ancient pre-Christian cultures: “The egg has become a popular Easter symbol. Creation myths of many ancient peoples centre in a cosmogenic egg from which the universe is born… In ancient Egypt and Persia friends exchanged decorated eggs at the spring equinox, the beginning of their new year. These eggs were a symbol of fertility for them because the coming forth of a live creature from an egg was so surprising to people of ancient times. Christians of the Near East adopted this tradition and the Easter egg became a religious symbol. It represented the tomb from which Jesus came forth to new life”" -https://www.thepatriot.co.zw/old_posts/tracing-easter-to-its-african-origin/

Then Rabbits, the Easter Bunny. Rabbits were thought to reproduce without sex by some peoples, and this was identifiable with the Virgin Mary. It is also a Fertility symbol, and symbol of Spring. So it was incorporated as well. And together, all of these things united the known World (under iron fists) and gave us the big Christian Holidays we have today.


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