Myth Transference

Christian Archetypes from older Religions



By R.A. Rajotte

Logos is a Greek word with various meanings. Generally It is translated into English as "Word" but logos also has deeper meanings- thought, reason, ethics, logic, and to a certain point Gnosis or Knowledge all are born within the simple two syllable word "Logos" . As per Philo ... "Logos is a mediating principle between God and the world and can be understood as God's Word or the Divine Wisdom [Gnosis], which is immanent in the world."

Christians believe that Jesus is the Logos, the word of God become flesh ...John 1:1 "In the beginning was the [Logos] Word, and the [Logos] Word was with God, and the [Logos] Word was God." .... "14 ..The [Logos] Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. ... "

The archetypical prototype for Jesus [The Logos become flesh] existed long before the timeframe the Gospels tell us that the "Word became flesh" . That Christianity borrowed from other Religions in creating the Deified Christ is undeniable . The proofs are extensive and exhaustive. The Mythological deified Jesus Christ remotely resembles the actual Historical Jesus Christ. Elements of the Mythos of Christ can be traced to many earlier Allegories and Fables. The myths and legends of countless societies are integrated into the completed Jesus Saga .

Politics and Religion

The Egyptian pharaohs were considered to be "the word of God become flesh" or incarnations of the Egyptian Logos/God ,Horus. By making this claim the pharaohs were able to acquiesce a Divine right to rule, they considered themselves not only answerable to God and God alone, but to in essence be a God become flesh. This practice morphed through successive societies where Monarchs and rulers throughout the ages seized upon variations of this theme placing themselves and their offspring in a royal pantheon . The theory of Divine Right of Kings in Europe is a later version of the Pharaoh/Horus scenario.

A cult of Messiah developed about Alexander the Great, he was claimed to be born of a Virgin and having had no Earthly father, although it was well known that Phillip of Macedonia was his Earthly father. A cult of Messiah also developed around Julius Cesar, it was claimed that he was born of a Virgin and had no Earthly father , although his Earthly fathers existence was well documented. The Cult of Divus Juluis became very prominent in the years following his assassination. {The Book of Mark may be a rework based on Julius Caesar and the cult of Divus Juluis }

And last but not least a Hebrew Revolutionary known as Yeshua {Joshua} was claimed to be born of a Virgin and had no Earthly father, although it was known that Joseph was his Earthly father. A Cult of Messiah developed around the Revolutionary leader - Joshua [Jesus}, and the rest is History [turned upside down].

"... Archetype Myths can elicit a response from Christians and non-Christians alike. And indeed, it was precisely through an emphasis on such archetypal aspects that Christianity, in the hands of its missionaries , was able to establish itself in societies as alien as sixteenth -century Mexico and Japan. ..... " Michael Baigent / Messianic Legacy .

Horus of Egypt- Early recording of God-like Savior born of Virgin mother and later being Resurrected from the dead is found in Egypt, 3-4,000 years before Christ. Some scholars attempt to draw more parallels than are actually evident between the two deities The Story focuses on Osiris, Isis, and Horus, reputably known as the original Holy family; the father, the mother, the son. The Mediterranean mystery religions , which are in actuality the same religion culturally adjusted are believed to have had their origins in the Osiris-Horus saga, and the Jesus saga arose in large part from these "Mystery religions".


Amenophis III Egypt- About 2,000 BC, Mut-em-ua, the virgin Queen of Egypt, was said to have given birth to this Pharaoh. The god Kneph mystically impregnated the queen by holding a cross {Ankh}, the symbol of life, to her mouth. By some accounts he was the reincarnation of Horus , as all Egyptian Pharaohs were believed to be an Earthly incarnation of Horus, and the name of Horus generally formed part of their name.


Thulis -Egypt - Also known as Zulis. His history is illustrated in the sculptures, made circa 1700 BC of a small, retired chamber lying nearly over the western adytum of the temple. Twenty-eight lotus plants near his grave indicate the number of years he lived on the earth. He suffered a violent death, was buried, but rose again, ascended into heaven, and there became the judge of the dead, or of souls in a future state. He came down from heaven to benefit mankind, and that he was said to be full of grace and truth.

Elements of his legend are said to be the basis of the secret Thule society which is credited by some with having been the mentors of Hitler . Tammuz -Thamuz -Personage or deity existing in Syria in the Twelfth Century BC. This story seems to have coexisted with the story of Atys {Above} and is in the same timeframe as the Krishna Legend. Is probably based on a factual occurrence , although as in all Legends the story has more than likely been degenerated over time and geography . Another Tammuz appears as the Great Grandson of Noah - Son and brother of Nimrod, or possibly reincarnation of Nimrod of Babylon. An early Messiah - possibly of the Dark side


Hesus Celtic / Druid god also know as Essus, Esos, Hesus, Tarvos Trigaraunos who appears frequently in the early centuries of Christianity in Europe. The Legend depicts Esus as having been crucified with a lamb on one side and an elephant on the other. And he was the product of a Virgin birth The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child


Indra of Tibet is shown nailed to the cross .There are five wounds, representing the nail-holes and the piercing of the side. Many stories are told of the birth of this Divine Redeemer. His mother was a virgin of black complexion, and hence his complexion was ebony , as in the case of Christ and some other sin-atoning saviors. He descended from heaven on a mission of benevolence, and ascended back to heaven after his crucifixion. Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs

Bali In India, in the South at Tanjore, and in the North, at Oude or Ayiondia, was found the worship of the crucified god Bal-li. This god, who was believed to have been an incarnation of Vishnu, was represented with holes in his hands and side (Higgins, Anacalypsis , vol. i. pp. 147).


Sakia " The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors " His emblem was the cross, One of his crimes for which he was crucified is that he illegally plucked a flower. After he was crucified, he was buried for three days, an then rose from the dead. His titles included "Savior of the World" and "Light of the World." His mother was known as "The Holy Virgin, Queen Of Heaven." -- The primary sources mentioning Sakia are Higgins and Graves and those copying their works. There is one mention of a Sakia in the Old testament, but no connection between the alleged Indian Sakia can be drawn. and this is most likely a regionally adapted version of Buddha {Sakia-Buddha} which they picked up.


Mithra -/Mithras , was a Solar deity who became incarnate in Human form, many of the traditions and ceremonies of Mithraism were incorporated into Christianity.


Wittoba another incarnation of Krishna who bears some strong resemblances to Christ. See Krishna The Uddhava Gita: The Final Teaching of Krishna


Prometheus See: The Cults of the Roman Empire Greek god bearing strong resemblance to Christ. The popular story of Prometheus having been chained to a rock while vultures picked at his organs is believed to be a corrupted version of the the original in which he was crucified in Christ-like fashion. The Power of Myth


Quirinus - A mysterious God of ancient Rome. believed to have predated the establishment of the city of Rome, as he was a God of the Sabines, a people who existed in the vicinity of Rome before its founding. The story of Quirinus was later mingled with the story of Romulus, one of the founders of Rome.. He was conceived and brought forth by a virgin, crucified, and ascended into Heaven three days later. The story of Quirinus is actually two stories merged into one the original version of Quirinus which predated Rome and the deified story of Romulus - founder of the city of Rome. Remus : A Roman Myth


Buddha - Lived and Preached approximately 500 years before Jesus Christ. The teachings of Buddha are basically parallel to that of Christ. As per Krishna/Vishnu of the Hindu-Buddhist Pantheon - "When goodness grows weak, when evil increases, I make myself a body. In every age I come back to deliver the holy, to destroy the sin of the sinner; to establish righteousness." Buddha is believed by his followers to be one of these 'Avatars' Could the Character on whom Jesus is based be the next ? Jesus and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings


Alexander the Great was a conqueror and statesman of ancient Greece, I use the term statesman which generally would not apply to most conquerors. He is an historical enigma he built an Empire which comprised most of the known World but also was Centuries ahead of his time in terms of his philosophy and ideology, he was so greatly advanced beyond the times socially and philosophically that one might argue he was from another era and transplanted into the ancient World. One of the curses of his advanced thinking was that his Empire could not survive after his early death, there were none who could replace him. A cult of Messiah developed about Alexander the Great, he was claimed to be born of a Virgin and having had no Earthly father {Although at times Phillip of Macedonia is listed as his father.} had his Empire and Cult survived any length of time after his demise many today would probably be worshipping the deified Alexander son of the Virgin Olympias. Alexander the Great: Son of the Gods


Ghengis Khan was a Mongol Messiah of sorts - born around 1165 and died in either 1207 or 1227 . The philosophy of this Mongolian devil can best be summed up in a statement attributed to him ... "The greatest joy a man can know is to conquer his enemies and drive them before him. To ride their horses and take away their possessions. To see the faces of those who were dear to them bedewed with tears, and to clasp their wives and daughters in his arms" a belief among Mongols and some of the conquered that he was a god-like figure developed and he was said to be the Son of the Sun. Other members of his dynasty and genre bore similar titles Kublai Khan -The Mongol Warlords: Ghengis Khan, Kublai Khan, Hulegu, Tamerlane


Krishna -Kersey Graves in The Worlds Sixteen Crucified Saviors or Godfrey Higgins' Anacalypsis are often cited stating that Krishna was crucified in a similar fashion to Jesus, unfortunately for the advocates of these writings it never happened, not in any of the Hindu scriptures I've ever seen or heard of. No such event occurred in the Bhaga vad Gita or in any recognized Hindu scriptures. The Vishnu Purana speaks of Chrishna being shot in the foot with an arrow and states this was the cause of his death. Other accounts state that he was suspended on a tree in some respects - "crucified". The Play of God: Visions of the Life of Krishna


Attys - Crucifixion date of 1170 BC, but Attys may be another name for Dionysus in the Greek pantheon. and was also referred to as Bacchus. In Phrygia {Central Turkey} Atys/Attis was called the Good Shepherd, and was said to be the son of the virgin Nana. He was shown as "slain and hanged on a tree." the effigy was buried in a tomb. On the night of March 24, the priests opened the tomb and found it empty. The Resurrection of Attis was celebrated on March 25. His followers were baptized in blood, declared to have been "born again."


Julius Caesar-Strong evidence has recently been published that tends to point to support the theory that the Book of Mark may be a rework based on Julius Caesar and the cult of Divus Juluis ,{ Jesus was Caesar: On the Julian origin of Christianity, an Investigative Report } points out a multitude of linguistic anomalies and quirks that all point to significant and uncanny parallels between Christ and Caesar. If this is the case , one must consider the fact the Bible Scholars both Christian and non-Christian concur that Because of striking similarities in language and content, Matthew and Luke drew upon Mark's earlier gospel in writing their own. In addition the Historical lineage of the Gospels has never been sufficiently reconciled when compared to the Historical records of the period in which it is said to be based - Palestine Circa 3 - 33 AD . But when comparing the Historicity to that of Rome in the era of Julius Caesar / Divus Juluis many more pieces of the puzzle begin to snap into place.


Jesus Son of Pandera. {See: Yeshua ben Pandera} A Jesus character bearing similarities to Jesus Christ, who existed a Century before the Gospel Jesus. The cult of this Jesus was still extant upon the fall of Jerusalem and subsequent Diaspora. Many of the Biblical attributes designated to Jesus of Galilee actually were archetype memories and adaptations from this Jesus. It has been speculated that he was a Nazarene, although this is not certain as records of this Jesus are scant, having been lost to the ravages of time and Rome.


And last but not least [actually not last either] a Hebrew Revolutionary known as Yeshua {Joshua} was claimed to be born of a Virgin and had no Earthly father, although it was known that Joseph was his Earthly father. A Cult of Messiah developed around the Revolutionary leader - Joshua [Jesus}, and the rest is History.

 

"The legend of the voluntary victim who in a passion of divinest pity became incarnate and was clothed in human form and feature for the salvation of the world, did not originate in a belief that God had manifested once for all as an historic personage. It has its roots in the remotest past. The same legend was repeated in many lands with a change of name, and (Page 143) at times of sex, for the sufferer, but none of the initiated in the esoteric wisdom ever looked upon the Kamite [Egyptian] Iusa, or Gnostic Horus, Jesus, Tammuz, Krishna, Buddha, Witoba, or any other of the many saviors as historic in personality, for the simple reason that they had been more truly taught." [Massey: Ancient Egypt The Light of the World: Vol. 1 and 2, p. 211. ]