Almost without exception, the myths and legends point back to one couple, Nimrod and Semiramis, and their son Ninus. Were they just part of a body of mythology, or were they real people? If real, what made them of such absorbing interest to mankind? And is there any remaining relevance today?
I maintain that Nimrod will soon be revealed to a waiting world. He will be eagerly accepted, partly because of a resonance with the past but, more importantly, because of a suppressed desire in today’s society – the thirst for worship!
Trinity in Mythology
The Egyptians and Greeks received their knowledge of the sacred sciences of astronomy and mathematics from Chaldea, so it is reasonable to conclude that they also accepted their religion.
The mother-figure has been widely worshiped in almost all cultures. Semiramis was revered by the Babylonians under the name of Rhea, the mother goddess. However, her deification arose from her son; the baby in her arms was symbolic of power and authority, and this, in turn, was afforded to the mother. The child, Ninus, (lit. The Son) son of Semiramis, takes many names in other cultures. We remember him primarily as Tammuz or as Bacchus, the Lamented One. The name Bacchus is synonymous with revelry, orgies and drunkenness, yet his work in the lives of men and women was said to be the purification of souls from sin.
There is certain (deliberate?) confusion over the identity of the “Lamented One” in his mother’s arms, as he is often also represented as her husband. The same confusion occurs in the relationship of Osiris and Isis, mother and child of the Egyptians – Osiris was represented in Egypt as both the son and husband of Isis. One of Osiris’ titles was “Husband of the Mother”.
Ninus, the son carried in his mother’s arms, is clearly identified with Nimrod. He is said to have been the most ancient of Assyrian kings, and one who trained men for war. Diodorus, the historian, represents Ninus as subjecting the Babylonian people to himself and beginning wars; yet this before the existence of the city of Babylon. As Nimrod was the founder of Babylon, the two personalities have become merged in the figure of the son.
Biblically, Nimrod is said to have founded Babylon, and that he first “began to be mighty upon the earth”.
There is evidence then, of an early representation of trinity. Father – important, yet obscured by the son, and mother, whose authority comes by the child.
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Acknowledgment: The Two Babylons by the late Alexander Hislop.