This is a very, very long read. But, to those who are interested in the plagiarism and parallels in different religions, this will be interesting.
The Personification of Astrology
All the way back to 10,000 B.C., the sun has been worshiped as one of the most important and amazing objects for ancients to see. It is easy to
understand why, especially for the ancients. Every morning it would rise, following the rise of the sun would come light, safety, warmth. Thus, saving
these ancient civilizations from the cold, dark, predator filled night. These ancient civilizations understood that without the sun, plants could not
grow, crops would not flourish, and life itself would not be able to continue. Obviously, this made the sun the most important and crucial thing to
the ancients. Not to mention, with nothing else to do at night, and the interests of the heavens above, these ancient people were also very familiar
with the stars and the layout of them. The stars were very useful to them; they used stars to track and anticipate events that would occur over long
periods of time. Examples of this would be eclipses, full-moons, and solstices. By doing this, they knew the appropriate time to farm, hunt, and many
other things. A lot of actions that these ancients would do would depend on the location of the stars at that current time. These ancients then
categorized a specific collective of stars into what we know today as constellations. As a result of the knowledge of the sun and its location, and
the location of the constellations, the cross of the zodiac was born, one of the oldest conceptual images in human history.
The picture of the cross of the zodiac has a circle in the middle, representing the sun. Using a cross “t” shape, it is also divided into four
sections. These four sections refer to the equinoxes and solstices. And, in each solstice, it shows 3 of the 12 original constellations, which refer
to the 12 months of the year. These constellations were personified, and anthropomorphized such as Pieces, the two fish. Or Orion, the hunter. So not
only did the ancients follow these stars, they personified them. The ancients created stories about them, and using the sun as the live-giving
magnificent being, was God. The twelve constellations were the twelve disciples, and that’s just the start of it. And thus, using personification
and anthropomorphization, the base of all religion was born, along with the birth of many future wars, killings of innocent people, discrimination,
and separation of society as a whole.
The sun, known for its life saving-saving, warmth, and live sustaining qualities, was personified as the unseen creator, or God. The sun was often
referred to as God-Sun, The Light of the World, The Savior of Humanity. Moving on, the constellations represented places of travel for God Sun. For
example, Aquarius, the Water Bearer, when the sun is aligned with, brings the spring rains. Now, for any of this to make sense, one thing has to be
understood; the parallels found throughout every religion.
Starting off with Horus, the Son of God of Egyptian mythology around 3000 B.C. His entire life and story was him as the sun personified. These stories
were made from anthropomorphization and his travels and battles as he moved through the sky through different constellations. Horus, known as the Son
or The Light, had an enemy. The enemies name was Set, the personification of dark or night. Every morning, according to Egyptian scriptures, Horus
would win the battle against Set, bringing light and warmth. Then every night, Set would win the battle against Horus and send him to the underworld,
thus the death of the sun and the darkness would follow.
Speaking broadly, the story of Horus goes as this: Horus was born on December 25 of the virgin Isis Mary. His birth was accompanied by a star in the
east. During his birth, he was adored by 3 kings. Horus was a teacher by the age of 12, he was baptized at age 30 and thus began his ministry. He had
12 disciples he traveled about with performing miracles such as healing the sick and walking on water. He was called The Truth, The Light, The Lamb of
God, and many other names. After being betrayed, he was crucified, was dead for 3 days, and then resurrected. This all was around 3000 B.C. These
attributes of Horus, whether original or not, were found around the world and being used by many other cultures.
Attis (1,200 B.C.), of Greece, was born of a virgin on December 25. He was later crucified, buried for 3 days, then resurrected.
Krsna (900 B.C.), of India, was born of a virgin. Accompanying Krsna's birth was a star in the east. He performed miracles, had 12 disciples, and
upon his death was resurrected.
Dionysus (500 B.C.), of Greece, was born of a virgin on December 25. Performed miracles such as turning water into wine. And, upon his death, was
resurrected. Mithra (1,200 B.C.), of Persia, was born of a virgin on December 25. He had 12 disciples and performed miracles. Upon his death, was
buried for 3 days, and then resurrected.
Now, let's look at our most recent Messiah; Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary on December 25 in Bethlehem. His birth was announced by a star
in the east and was accompanied by 3 kings. He was a child teacher at 12 and at the age of 30 was baptized and thus began his ministry. Jesus had 12
disciples he traveled about with performing miracles. After for being betrayed by Judas and being sold for 30 pieces of silver, was crucified, dead
for 3 days, and sent back into the heavens. The fact of the matter is, there are tons of saviors from different cultures around the world that share
these general characteristics.