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Chnoubis is the the Gnostic Agathodaimon (good demon) who is often portrayed in medical amulets and coins as a lion-headed and or man-headed serpent, with two legs, a crown of seven or twelve rays and the tail of a serpent. This demon had always been considered as good and is known to be the driver away of bad demons, and the destroyer of demons.
The ancient Phoenicians, Greeks and Greco-Egyptians did not consider demons to be all evil and or bad. They had led the belief that there were both good and bad demons who were considered wise and all knowing. Demons who had the power to do good or bad dependent on their free will.
You will also find this demon's name spelled in various different ways throughout history such as Ξνούβις Khnoubis, Khnoumis Kanobis, Knoubis, Ammon-Chnubis and Ammon-Chnoumis to name a few.
Let me also add that Chnoubis is not really a serpent, but a worm.
In the early Christian era, the Latin writers for the Catholic Church who had control of history and the secret mysteries had purposely changed all literary references that said worm to the word serpent in order to obfuscate the truth. This is when the King of the earth known as a worm to the ancients becomes that Old Serpent, the Great Dragon who is the Prince of the Earth and who is sometimes called the Devil.
Stang receiving a Yeti.
originally posted by: Baddogma
a reply to: skunkape23
A weird world in which to dip a toe. I am not a religious fellow, but certain aspects of this particular Christian heresy resonates.
Strangely, I was seriously exposed to it due to sci-fi author PKD, and then followed the breadcrumbs into matrix-ville.
I've been warned by more traditional xtians that even considering such things will get you deep fried by the wrathful diety ... but it does seem that any head of the hierarchy wouldn't be so smitey and small... god is love always seemed like a nice approach.
Either way, my only faith is that this world is far stranger than we can know ... at present.
originally posted by: skunkape23
The 'Nag Hamadi' is an interesting read.
Is it possible that Yaldabaoth and JHVH-1 are the same being?
originally posted by: cooperton
"All your base are belong to us" (not a typo)
'Mary dismounted from her beast, and sat down with the child Jesus in her bosom. And there were with Joseph three boys, and with Mary a girl, going on the journey along with them. And, lo, suddenly there came forth from the cave many dragons; and when the children saw them, they cried out in great terror. Then Jesus went down from the bosom of His mother, and stood on His feet before the dragons; and they adored Jesus, and thereafter retired.'
Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew 18
originally posted by: SpeakerofTruth
a reply to: skunkape23
It was somewhat implied, though not explicitly, by early Gnostic sects.
Yeah there are a couple excerpts in the Old Testament that the gnostic gospels attribute to Yaldabaoth rather than the Most High.