Horus Myth’s Myth
- Horus was born of a virgin Isis on December 25th
- Had 12 disciples
- Crucified, dead, and resurrected on the 3rd day
Horus Myth’s Facts:
- Born of a widow Isis, who revived her murdered husband Osiris to conceive Horus. Born on 5th days of Epagomenal Days, August 24th and 28th.
- Had 4 semi-gods(heru-shemsu), 16 human and unnumbered blacksmiths(Mesniu) as his followers.
- Did not die. He merged with the sun god, Ra and was thereafter known as Re-Horakhty.
Attis Myth’s Myth:
- Born of virgin Nana on December 25 th
- Crucified, dead, resurrected on the 3rd day.
Attis Myth’s Facts:
- Complicate. Nana was impregnated by almond fruits from a tree that grew from a chopped manhood of Agdistis.
- No crucifixion. Dies every winter and rises(born) again every spring. Winter is longer than 3 days
- Spring is not in December
Krishna Myth’s Myth:
- Born of a virgin Devaki on December 25th
- Upon his death was resurrected
Krishna Myth’s Facts:
- The eighth son, born of princess Devaki, and fathered by Vasudeva.
- Traditional belief and scriptural detail places his birth on Janmashtami 19th or 21st July 3228 B.C.
- Mistaken as a deer by a brave hunter Jara, who shot him at the heel and killed Krishna .
- Krishna died and his soul directly ascend to heaven living the body behind.
Dionysus Myth’s Myth:
- Born of a virgin on December 25th
- Upon his death, resurrected
Dionysus Myth’s Facts:
- Not born of a virgin, Dionysus mortal mother Semele, daughter of Cadmus was in relationship with Zeus.
- Dies every winter just to rise again in spring
- Dionysus was a god of wine, therefore he did change water to wine.
Mithra Myth’s Myth:
- Born of Virgin, on December 25th.
- Had 12 disciples.
- Upon his death, was buried for 3 days and thus resurrected.
Mithra Myth’s Facts:
- Roman’s Mithra was chopped out of a rock as a fully grown man.
- Iranian’s Mithra is said to be born a virgin Anahita. This is unlikely because Anahita was sometimes regarded as his consort(royal mate)
- Did not die. After his mission, he was taken to paradise in a chariot alive and well.
N.B: December 25th was adopted by catholic church around 300 A.D, probably for easy acceptability of new Christians coming from paganism.
Copy-Cat Myth lovers, read the original or copies of original manuscripts and find out for yourself. In sources below I have listed some of Universities or Museums that have translate some of the manuscripts.
Budge, E. A. Wallis. Egyptian Religion. Kessinger, 1900.
Mithraic Studies: Proceedings of the First International Congress of Mithraic Studies. Manchester U. Press, 1975.
The Gods of Egypt. Claude Traunecker. Cornell:2001.
The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa; translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli(published between 1883 and 1896
The University of Texas: Old Iranian Hymns: Avestan: Yasna and Young Avestan
“Anahita” created on 03 March 1997; last modified on 25 July 2004 (Revision 2). 155 words by Micha F. Lindemans
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