MYTHICAL GODS ― DIONYSOS & HERACLES

 

DIONYSOS

 

He was known to have turned water into wine.

 

Dating Dionysos / Bacchus (Greece). The early Christians acknowledged that Dionysos (his Greek name) / Bacchus (his Latin name) came before Jesus.

How? The Christian father Justin Martyr, writing in the 100s CE, wrote that the Devil reading the Old Testament prophesies of the messiah sent Bacchus early, to trick men about Jesus: "The devils, accordingly, when they heard these prophetic words, said that Bacchus was the son of Jupiter, and ...having been torn in pieces, he ascended into heaven." [Justin Martyr, First Apology, 54]

 

Dionysos was:

 

Born of a Virgin on December 25th, placed in a manger.

He was a traveling teacher who performed many miracles.

Rode in a triumphal procession on an ass.
Turned water into wine.

Followers ate sacred meal that became the body of the god.

Rose from the dead March 25th.

Identified with the ram and lamb's

 

And called "King of Kings," "Only Begotten Son," "Savior," "Redeemer," "Sin bearer," "Anointed One," the "Alpha and Omega."

 

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HERACLES

 

Also from Greece mythology.

 

Born at the winter equinox of a virgin who refrained from sex with her until her god-begotten child was born.

 

Sacrificed at the spring equinox.

 

Called "Savior," "Only begotten," "Prince of Peace," "Son of Righteousness."

 

 


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