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The first recorded reference to Maahes is from the New Kingdom. Some Egyptologists have suggested that Maahes was of foreign origin; indeed there is some evidence that he may have been identical with the lion-god Apedemak worshipped in Nubia and Egypt's Western Desert.
As a lion-god and patron, he was also considered the son of Ra and of Bast, the feline war goddess and patron of Lower Egypt as well as Sekhmet, the lioness war goddess and patron of Upper Egypt. Since his cult was centred in Per-Bast (Bubastis in Greek) or in Taremu (Leontopolis in Greek), he was more known as the son of Bast. As he became a tutelary deity of Egypt, his father was said to be the chief male deity at the time - either Ptah, or Ra who had by this time already merged with Atum into Atum-Ra. In his role of son of Ra, Maahes fought the serpent Apep during Ra's nightly voyage.
Considered to have powerful attributes, feline deities were associated with the pharaohs, and became patrons of Egypt. The male lion hieroglyphic was used in words such as "prince", "mashead", "strength", and "power".
originally posted by: zardust
There is the Indian Kush, and the African Kush. Are they the same people? I think so.
There are many more similarities in their myths and religion. The blue lotus for instance.
20) MAIDEN (QUEEN) KUNTI, mother of Yudhisthira (duplicate of Christ), described in the 'ancient' Indian epic Mahabharata. In the Indian sources Virgin Mary reflected also as the Goddess MAYA, who suckled Buddha (another duplicate of Christ)