posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 01:34 AM
This is part 2 to a thread that was about the link between the Jinni and the Knights Templar. I left off the last thread with Dagon and the pagan gods
influence on the Arabic 'mythology' of the Jinni/Djinn. I have been looking past Dagon to try to find the origins of the Jinni.
Part 1- www.abovetopsecret.com...
Also related thread from another member - www.abovetopsecret.com...
In Arabic folklore and common mythology, a Marid (Arabic: مارد mārid), is a jinn associated with open waters of the seas and oceans where
it finds sanctuary. Marids are mentioned in pre-Islamic Arabian mythology and inside the One Thousand and One Nights alongside the Jinn in the story
of The Fisherman and the Jinni.  Mythology Marids are often described as the most powerful type of jinn, having especially great powers.
They are the most arrogant and proud as well. Like every jinn, they have free will yet could be compelled to perform chores. According to folklore,
they also have the ability to grant wishes to mortals, but that usually requires battle, imprisonment, rituals, or just a great deal of
So King Solomon knew all about the Jinni. The Templars dig at the site of Solomons Temple.
Legends surround the location of the Templars' first headquarters on the Temple Mount, which had been assigned to them by King Baldwin II of
Jerusalem. They were in operation there for 75 years. The Temple Mount is sacred ground to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, and is the location
of the ruins of Solomon's Temple, and the ancient resting place of the Ark of the Covenant.
Solomons magical signet ring was discovered.
In Medieval Jewish, Christian and Islamic legends, the Seal of Solomon was a magical signet ring said to have been possessed by King Solomon,
which variously gave him the power to command demons, genies (or jinni), or to speak with animals
So the Templars find the ring. They control the jinni.
Dagon is worshipped by the Philistines and by the Amorite's.--
Dagon was originally an Assyro-Babylonian fertility god who evolved into a major northwest Semitic god, reportedly of grain (as symbol of
fertility) and fish and/or fishing (as symbol of multiplying). He was worshipped by the early Amorites and by the inhabitants of the cities of Ebla
(modern Tell Mardikh, Syria) and Ugarit (modern Ras Shamra, Syria) (which was an ancient city near the Mediterranean containing a large variety of
ancient writings and pre-Judeo-Christian shrines). He was also a major member, or perhaps head, of the pantheon of the Biblical Philistines.
In the earliest Sumerian sources, beginning about 2400 BC, the land of the Amorites ("the Mar.tu land") is associated not with Mesopotamia but
with lands immediately to the West, including what is now modern Syria and Canaan.
It is widely believed that Dagon, the major northwest Semitic god worshipped by the early Amorites and Philistines (2500 BC), was a direct
influence upon the emerging Arab mythology of the djinn.
Dagon is Marnas--
The vita of Porphyry of Gaza, mentions the great god of Gaza, known as Marnas (Aramaic Marnā the "Lord"), who was regarded as the god of rain
and grain and invoked against famine. Marna of Gaza appears on coinage of the time of Hadrian. He was identified at Gaza with Cretan Zeus, Zeus
Krētagenēs. It is likely that Marnas was the Hellenistic expression of Dagon. His temple, the Marneion—the last surviving great cult center of
paganism—was burned by order of the Roman emperor in 402. Treading upon the sanctuary's paving-stones had been forbidden. Christians later used
these same to pave the public marketplace.
But the chief god of Gaza, as is abundantly evident, was Marnas, the ' Cretan Zeus '. Though he is forgotten now, his worship was of the
greatest importance in Palestine. A dedication to him has been found at Canatha in the Hauranhttp.
The Marneion, the temple sacred to Zeus Marnas, who was the local Hellenistic incarnation of Dagon, the patron of agriculture, a god who had been
worshipped in the Levant since the third millennium BCE, was set afire with pitch, sulfur and fat; it continued to burn for many days; stones of the
Marneion were triumphantly reused for paving the streets.
So the Christians ended the organised open worship of the pagan god Dagon/Marnus in 402 when they burn the Zues Marnus temple down.
The Palistinian Pagan god and Dagon/Manus is worshipped from 2500 bc until 402.
According to Arab historians such as Ibn Khaldun and Ali ibn al-Athir, Amalek is a name given to the Amorites and the Canaanites.
So the Amelek religion is apparently a direct influence upon the emerging Arab mythology of the djinn/jinni.
If you go back further the jinni idea must come from Sumer. The Sumerians gods would have been an influence on the Amelek religion. To go back further
than Dagon/Marnus you would look at the old Sumerian gods.I think of Enki. He seems to have some parallels with Dagon --
Enki in the south at the temple in Eridu. Enki was the god of beneficence, ruler of the freshwater depths beneath the earth, a healer and friend
to humanity who in Sumerian myth was thought to have given humans the arts and sciences, the industries and manners of civilization; the first
law-book was considered his creation,
I was thinking Enki.
The main temple to Enki is called E-abzu, meaning "abzu temple" (also E-en-gur-a, meaning "house of the subterranean waters""), a ziggurat
temple surrounded by Euphratean marshlands near the ancient Persian Gulf coastline at Eridu. He was the keeper of the divine powers called Me, the
gifts of civilization. His image is a double-helix snake, or the Caduceus, very similar to the Rod of Asclepius used to symbolize medicine. He is
often shown with the horned crown of divinity dressed in the skin of a carp. Considered the master shaper of the world, god of wisdom and of all
magic, Enki was characterized as the lord of the Abzu (Apsu in Akkadian), the freshwater sea or groundwater located within the earth. In the later
Babylonian epic Enûma Eliš, Abzu, the "begetter of the gods", is inert and sleepy but finds his peace disturbed by the younger gods so sets out to
destroy them. His grandson Enki, chosen to represent the younger gods, puts a spell on Abzu "casting him into a deep sleep", thereby confining him
deep underground. Enki subsequently sets up his home "in the depths of the Abzu." Enki thus takes on all of the functions of the Abzu, including his
fertilising powers as lord of the waters and lord of semen.
Enki the lord of semen does have alot in common with Dagon. There are links to other Sumerian gods--