Legend of Tammuz

Similarities between Jesus and Tammuz

By R.A. Rajotte

Origins of Tammuz

Tammuz ,Thammuz, Dumuzid ("the true son") were varying names for a significant Near Eastern deity. Tammuz is an Aramaic name which is derived from the Akkadian -Tammuzi, which is derived from an earlier Sumerian version Damu-zid. The Sumerian form, Dumu-zid became Dumuzi in Akkadian. Tammuz originated as a Sumerian shepherd-god and what scholars label a vegetation God and Solar deity.

Etymology - Translation of 'Tammuz'

The word Tammuz is believed to be a derivative of two words -TAM = To make perfect or to perfect, and MUZ, which relates to Fire, and light. such as the Sunlight. TAMMUZ is also referred to as Bacchus by many ancient writers , Bacchus = "The lamented one"; and at times he is referred to as Bacchus Ichthys- Ichthys referring to a fish/fisherman. In the story of Jesus, Centuries later, we have the "fishers of men" and the identification with the fish as the symbol of the original Christians.

The legend of Tammuz is significant for several reasons.

1. Tammuz is one of the few non Judeo-Christian Gods mentioned in the Bible.

2. The Legend of Tammuz is an early blatant example of myth transference within the litany of ancient Gods that Freke and Gandy [Jesus Mysteries] have labeled Osiris-Dionysus.

3. Aspects of the Tammuz legend are readily identified and traceable to Sun Worship.

In the case of Semiramis, Nimrod and Tammuz we see a blatant example of Earthly rulers being elevated to, or usurping a Godly status.

Tammuz in The Bible and Ancient Scriptures

New international Version, --Ezekiel 8 13 - 16 ..Again, he said, "You will see them doing things that are even more detestable." 14 Then he brought me to the entrance to the north gate of the house of the LORD , and I saw women sitting there, mourning for Tammuz. 15 He said to me, "Do you see this, son of man? You will see things that are even more detestable than this." 16 He then brought me into the inner court of the house of the LORD , and there at the entrance to the temple, between the portico and the altar, were about twenty-five men. With their backs toward the temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east, they were bowing down to the sun in the east.

Bacchus was Myrrha; the mother of Mercury or Hermes was Myrrha or Maia; the mother of the Siamese Savior - Sommona Cadom was called Maya Maria, i.e. 'the Great Mary'; the mother of Adonis was Myrrha; the mother of Buddha was Maya...]

To a certain extent nearly all western religions and some Eastern bear elements of the Tammuz legend, which is the Babylonian / Sumerian version of the Isis/Osiris legends of ancient Egypt.

Elements of the Tammuz legend have found their way into Modern Christianity where the extant version of Tammuz - [Osiris/Dionysus] is referred to as Jesus Christ.

The Story of Semiramis and Tammuz is also a blatant example of Earthly rulers being elevated to and or usurping a godly status.

As per Biblical the narratives Noah begat Ham - Ham begat Cush - Cush begat Nimrod . Cush founded the Kingdom of Babylon as per Legend and took a wife - Semiramis. Cush begat Nimrod with Semiramis. After the death of his father, Nimrod married his own mother Semiramis., and became a powerful King.

Genesis 10-8 "And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar."

Similarities of Tammuz to Other Medditeranean Deities

Justin states, "Ninus strengthened the greatness of his acquired dominion by continued possession. Having subdued, therefore, his neighbors, when, by an accession of forces, being still further strengthened, he went forth against other tribes, and every new victory paved the way for another, he subdued all the peoples of the east." Ninus is probably Nimrod - Genesis 10:11 indicates that Nimrod was the builder of Nineveh, and the word Nineveh (Nin-neveh) means "the habitation of Ninus." [Justin's Histori Romani Scriptorium, gives credit of founding Nineveh to the Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta ]

Nimrod became a god-man to the people and Semiramis, his wife and mother, became the powerful Queen of ancient Babylon. Nimrod was eventually killed , and his body was cut in pieces and sent to various parts of his kingdom. Semiramis had all of the parts gathered, except for one part that could not be found, his penis. Semiramis claimed that Nimrod could not come back to life without it and told the people of Babylon that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called "Baal", the sun god.

Queen Semiramis also proclaimed that Baal would be present on earth in the form of a flame, whether candle or lamp, when used in worship. The Babylonian story of Nimrod & Semiramis is basically identical to the story of Osiris & Isis of Egypt.