The Dendera zodiacs and the myths of Osiris/Horus and Jesus

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The Dendera zodiacs and the myths of Osiris/Horus and Jesus

Post by nightshadetwine » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:38 pm

The Dendera zodiacs as narratives of the myth of Osiris, Isis, and the child Horus by Gyula Priskin
http://www.enim-egyptologie.fr/revue/20 ... 85.swf.pdf

In this paper written by Egyptologist Gyula Priskin he shows how some zodiacs that were found at the temple of Dendera which date to the 1st century BCE portray the myth of the death, resurrection, and birth of Osiris and Horus.

If you read this paper and compare the story these zodiacs are telling to the gospel stories you will notice obvious parallels. Now, I'm not saying that the gospel writers knew about these zodiacs or were directly influenced by them in any way but what I am saying is that the myth of Horus/Osiris and the Gospels are telling a very similar story. The parallels between the two myths are pretty much undeniable.

From the paper:
Thus we shall attack the many boring people who find pleasure in associating the activities of
these gods with the seasonal changes of the atmosphere or with the growth, sowing, and
ploughing of crops, and who say that Osiris is being buried when the corn is sown and hidden in
the earth, and that he lives again and reappears when it begins to sprout. For this reason it is said
that Isis, when she was aware of her being pregnant, put on a protective amulet on the sixth day
of Phaophi, and at the winter solstice gave birth to Harpocrates, imperfect and prematurely born,
amid plants that burgeoned and sprouted before their season (and so they bring to him as
offering the first-fruits of growing lentils); and they are said to celebrate the days of her
confinement after the spring equinox (De Iside et Osiride, ch. 65).

First it is worth noting that Plutarch here associates the annual shift in the path of the sun with
the growing of crops, and of course we know from the Khoiak text and some other
inscriptions in the Osirian chapels that the central activity of the mysteries was the making of
an effigy of Osiris consisting of a paste of soil in which seeds were sown and let to sprout.39
On the level of myth and ritual, Isis ? in her name of Shentayt “the widow”40 ? was the chief
player of the acts to fashion the figurine of Osiris and it was through her assistance that the
main objective of the mysteries, the revival of Osiris, was achieved.
His resurrection made it possible for her to conceive from her husband and this holy union is recorded in the innermost
Osirian chapels on both sides showing Isis descending in the form of a bird on the phallus of
Osiris lying on a bier.42 Plutarch states that these events, and the ensuing birth of their child,
Horus, were also cosmically envisioned as the changes of the seasons around the times of the
autumnal equinox, winter solstice, and spring equinox, and now I will demonstrate that this is
really the story that the Dendera zodiac illustrates...

First af all, the reasons for naming Isis as the golden sky and addressing her by the epithet
“divine mother” are now inherently obvious. The celestial identity of her son, Harsiese, the
god of the morning is a controversial issue. The expression nṯr dwȝ is usually translated as the
“Morning Star”, and while in demotic – and some late hieroglyphic – texts it denotes the
planet Venus, in other contexts it can also be interpreted as the herald of the rising sun or
the rising sun itself.153 Here it surely refers to the latter on the dawn of lunar invisibility after
the autumnal equinox.154 The connection between nṯr dwȝ, the Morning Star and Horus’s
conception is also evident in the Edfu myth
So here we have the death and resurrection of Osiris and conception and birth of Horus. Horus is connected to the Morning star which "heralds the rising sun". This reminds me of the star followed by the wise men that heralds the birth of Jesus. Osiris/Horus = Jesus, Isis =Mary.
The circular zodiac accentuates this crucial stage, the period of winter solstice, with the images that are placed in the vicinity of the sign of
Capricorn, the month which follows on the sun’s tropical turning point. As also indicated by
the linear zodiac, three figures are connected with this time of the year...These images derive from the depictions of the three decanal stars or star clusters that belong to Capricorn... since the observation of the risings (or meridional transits) of three decanal stars ? as a matter of fact ? coincided with each of the twelve divisions of the ecliptical band..An entire section below will be devoted to the argument that some of the images standing for the decans along the circumference of the zodiac also narrate symbolically the events of the
birth of Horus, but the three images around Capricorn, with their meaningful allusions, are the
only such stars that were incorporated into the central field of depictions...The images of the decans belonging to Capricorn allude to concepts that are concerned with the sun’s path around the time of the winter solstice... This “weighing” of the decans may be understood
as yet another iconographic device to draw attention to the months between the autumnal and
spring equinox, during which the sun travels from Libra to Taurus and simultaneously the
cosmic mystery of Horus’s conception, prenatal development, and birth unfolds. At the same
time, the concentration of decans next to the zodiacal signs of this period follows naturally
from the fact that some of the decanal images also wish to narrate the story of nativity so they
must stand close to their governing zodiacal sign
The three decanal stars narrate the story of the birth and nativity of Horus. The three decanal stars remind me of the the wise men who follow the star to the birth and nativity of Jesus and give three gifts. The three decanal stars = The wise men who give three gifts.
Immediately above the solar disc a jackal is shown striding forward and it must stand for
Wepwawet, “opener of the ways”. As he is often depicted at the front of processions,
pioneering the way for the king or divine beings,57 his role is entirely concordant with
conception on the one hand, and also with the calendar entries that report the launch of the
ritual activities for Isis on IV Akhet 6...The animal is again a manifestation of Wepwawet,172 and he may once more feature here in his
role of opening the cult activities, all the more so because he is known to have been the
initiator of the Osiris mysteries as early as the Middle Kingdom...Immediately above the solar disc a jackal is shown striding forward and it must stand for Wepwawet, “opener of the ways”. As he is often depicted at the front of processions,
pioneering the way for the king or divine beings,57 his role is entirely concordant with
conception on the one hand, and also with the calendar entries that report the launch of the
ritual activities for Isis on IV Akhet 6... The animal is again a manifestation of Wepwawet,172 and he may once more feature here in his
role of opening the cult activities, all the more so because he is known to have been the initiator of the Osiris mysteries as early as the Middle Kingdom.The presence of Wepwawet both in the central sign of the zodiac corresponding to the death of Osiris and next
to the image marking the conception of Horus (the sign of Libra) thus also pictorially expresses the interrelated nature of the two events.
The iconography of the lion-headed figure, which is identical to that of Wepwawet in the decanal list in the second
eastern strip of the ceiling,246 here may allude to the beginning of the momentous events that
are yet to come.
Wepwawet is in the role of John the Baptist who "prepares the way"(Mark 1, Luke 3) for the king/savior/divine being who goes on to die and resurrect. Both Wepwawet and John the Baptist open and prepare the way to start the "momentous events that are yet to come". Wepwawet = John The Baptist

So we have a very similar if not the same story being told in the myth of Isis/Osiris/Horus and the Gospels. This story at some point seems to have been combined with the zodiac before the Gospels were written. This is probably why so many people see astrological symbolism in the Gospels. The Gospels are telling the same story even if the Gospel writers had no intention of incorporating astrological symbolism into their stories.

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