There are many named Father of the Gods, but all point back to Nimrod. He was the first deified individual, and it was through him that the deification of mortals began.
Once the mighty son of Cush attained godhood, his father also gained immortality with the gods. We have spoken of Semiramis in our previous post: she too gained deification through her son. And here, as we have discussed, lies the confusion. Ninus, the son, is at the same time Nimrod, the husband. The deeds of Nimrod are attributed to Ninus, while the deeds of Ninus, the son, elevate the mother.
This is the beginning of the Mysteries. A strange obfuscation clouded by time and compounded by a number of cultures each with their own names and myths, all of which direct the seeker back to one god – Nimrod.
Ninus was also said to have been the son of Bel or Belus, founder of Babylon, but if Ninus was first king of Babylon, how is it said that his father founded it? If Ninus was Nimrod, then Bel must have been father of Nimrod. We know that from the Biblical account in Gen 10:8 that Cush was Nimrod’s father. We are also told that Cush was the son of Ham, (one of the sons of Noah). Cush therefore takes the appellation Hermes, the Egyptian synonym for the son of Ham, or, in Roman mythology, Mercury. These gods each assumed the character and nature of the Greek or Roman culture under which they were adopted. Hermes became known as the author of the pagan religious rites and interpreter of the gods.
It can be shown that Nimrod, or Ninus, went forth into Assyria and built the great city of Nineveh. Although this is attributed to Asshur in the bible, Alexander Hislop of The Two Babylons is of the opinion that Asshur is mistranslated as a proper name. It means, to make strong, and rather refers to verse Gen10:10 in which Nimrod’s kingdom in the beginning consisted of four cities. It continues, ‘Out of that land he went forth, being made strong, and built Nineveh.’
The history of Justin confirms this. He maintains that Ninus, strengthened by accession of forces, went forth and subdued all the peoples of the East. Thus, Nineveh originated from “the habitation of Ninus” and the ruins are still known as Nimroud.
Belus is the Greek name given to both Bel and Baal in Chaldean, but they were two distinct titles. Baal meant Lord, whereas Bel signified the Confounder. In the book of Jeremiah in the Bible, chapt 1:2 it says, “Bel is confounded…” in other words, the Confounder is brought to confusion.
Ovid says that Janus, god of gods, in speaking of himself declares, “The ancients…called me Chaos.” Chaos therefore was not the state of confusion, but the god of Confusion. In the Chaldee, Chaos is one of the forms of Cush, or Chus.
Nimrod is indeed the father of the ancient gods. But we will explore this further in future posts.
Research is from Alexander Hislop of The Two Babylons. It was first produced as a pamphlet in 1853 and reproduced in book form in 1858.
My E book, Opus Dei, shows the way in which the new Nimrod will soon step onto the world scene. He too will bring Chaos upon the earth and it’s inhabitants.
Opus Dei is a novel, written over a period of thirty-two years. It is available in South Africa in paper-back. At this time, outside of our borders, available only in E book on this site.