A step pyramid was built by Imhotep as part of a funerary complex during the reign of Pharaoh Djoser. It consisted of six mastabas of decreasing size; it was 63 meters tall and finished in polished white limestone. This pyramid is the central feature of a fascinating royal tomb known as the “Horizon of Eternity.” [Read more…] about Step Pyramid – Communing with the Gods
David Rohl‘s book Legends, offers evidence that the Pharaohs of Egypt arose from a conquering nation. In the desert regions of near Wadi Abbad innumerable images of square boats adorn the rocks. This ancient graffiti is especially remarkable as the boats are not the typical Nilotic craft normally portrayed in Egyptian art , but the sun barques illustrated on the tombs of the Pharaohs. These were the ships that carried the gods into the underworld and rose with the dawn – flat-bottomed ships with high prows and sterns. The main sites of the desert inscriptions were on the routes between the Nile Valley and the Red Sea and those leading to the Eastern Desert gold mines. In many of these drawings, it is evident that the boats are being dragged across the sands by their crew. It seems that the invaders landed on the west coast of the Red Sea and journeyed overland to the Nile Valley, towing their craft with them – a journey of two hundred and thirty kilometers! [Read more…] about Boats of the Gods
Over the past few months, I have posted twelve riddles and in this coming week I hope to begin to reveal their meaning. Before doing that though, I would like to issue a challenge. My clues range from Rigel to regicide. Find the thread if you can, and unravel the mystery!
According to Justin, “Ninus (Nimrod) subdued all nations as far as Libya.” This would naturally have included Egypt. Diodorus Siculus agrees with this, saying that Ninus subjugated Egypt to himself.
The third person in the trinity of primeval Egypt was Khons (also known as Khonso) and the name Khons in the Egyptian comes from a source meaning “chase”. He was the son of Maut, the goddess mother who is identified with Rhea of the Chaldeans. Khons was therefore god of the chase, or the huntsman.
Similarly in the pantheon of the Roman gods, one finds the name Consus. While he was identified with Neptune, he was also known as the “god of hidden counsels” or the “concealer of secrets”. Consus was said to have discovered the horse and was known as the patron of horsemanship. [Read more…] about Nimrod the Hunter
15th April, 2012 will see the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic.
The RMS Titanic was a British registered ocean liner built for the transatlantic passenger and mail service between Southampton and New York. She weighed anchor for her maiden voyage on 10th April 1912 carrying 2,200 passengers. Four days later, the Titanic hit an iceberg and went down. This ship was the biggest and fastest yet built and, by all accounts the most beautiful, but there are records of substandard rivets used in the building of the hull, inadequate pumps, and far too few lifeboats. [Read more…] about Parable of the Mummy and the Titanic
Nimrod, the powerful horned bull was also symbolised bearing wings. This designation arose from a synonym for Gheber, ‘Abir’, Mighty One. A similar word, Aber, meant wing and, as head of his troops, Nimrod became known not only as Baal-aberin, Lord of the mighty ones, but as Baal-abirin, The Winged One.
Successive Babylonian and Assyrian kings adopted this symbolism, and when the prophet Isaiah speaks of the coming Assyrian attack, he says that the “stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel,” (Isa 8:8)
The poet Aristophanes declared that in the beginning of the world, the birds were created first, and then the “blessed immortal gods”. Alexander Hislop, in The Two Babylons, suggests that if one bears in mind that the “winged ones” symbolised the “Lords of the mighty ones” then the meaning is clarified. Men first began to be mighty upon the earth, then they were deified. [Read more…] about Nimrod and the Winged Sun Disc
Lebanon was one of the first loves of my life, and certainly one of the most abiding. She lives with me still after all these years and I can recall her to mind much like William Wordsworth, in quiet moments, relived his picture of the daffodils. My brother and I lived for a while in Beit Chaar, in a house with an intricately painted ceiling; in Beirut, and later in Chimlane. From the upper terrace of the old house in Chimlane (the ‘new’ section was dated 1890) we looked down on Beirut which, reduced with distance to a minute cubism of pink and grey, leaned one languid arm into the flat blue of the Mediterranean Sea. Below the house and the narrow winding streets of the village, olive orchards covered the rolling hills with a silver-green sheen. [Read more…] about Memories of Lebanon
Rigel/Sah approaches. His footprint is on the desert sands. His fingerprint in the night sky. A superstar in a business suit.
Who is she that introduces Rigel to the world? He will chew and spit her out. In all her riches she is despised.
Is it possible that a prophecy written so many years before our time can have relevance today? Daniel’s writings are as fresh and up to date in many ways as today’s newspaper – and, in fact, as vitally important as next year’s news.
In order that we may judge the accuracy of his words, it will be necessary to go back in history. The prophet predicted TWO coming leaders. One has already made his appearance on the world scene – the second is about to make his debut. We have been forewarned so we need to take note. [Read more…] about Daniel – Prophet for our Time
In Genesis, Nimrod was called Gheber, or the Mighty-One (Genesis 10:8). The deification of the son, Nimrod, resulted in deification of both his father and his wife making Cush, Nimrod/Ninus and Semiramis, the first of the gods. All mythology hearkens back in some way to this human trinity.
Among her multiple titles, the many-breasted Diana of Ephesus was known as the Mother of the gods, and in our previous post it was shown that she represented Semiramis, wife of Nimrod. As the tower-crowned goddess, Diana was just another expression of the goddesses Rhea and Cybele. Rhea was wife to Saturn or Kronos, (Cronus) the horned deity. [Read more…] about Cronus the Horned God
In the book of Daniel an unknown god is mentioned – the god of fortifications or forces, Ala Mahozim. None of the ancient gods naturally assume this title, but there is a goddess who does.
Cybele is represented wearing a fortress in place of a crown, and Ovid says it is because she first erected fortifications in cities. Babylon was the first city to erect fortified and turreted walls and Ovid claims it was Semiramis who built them. Semiramis then, was the first queen of fortifications, and others assumed her title. [Read more…] about Mother Goddess – God of Forces
We have established that Nimrod was the founder and first king of Babylon and that his deeds were attributed to Ninus his son. We also know that Cush, the son of Ham, was the father of Nimrod.
The German orientalist and Biblical critic Gesenius identifies Cush with Nebo, the prophetic god, one who was ringleader in bringing about the division of tongues.
Hyginus wrote: “For many ages men lived under the government of Jove, without cities and without laws, and all speaking one language. But after that Mercury interpreted the speeches of men (whence an interpreter is called Hermeneutes), the same individual distributed the nations. Then discord began.” (The Jove spoken of by Hyginus was not the Roman god, but rather Jehovah, God of the Hebrews.) [Read more…] about Tower of Babel