Giuseppe wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:54 am
Evidently you are so blind that you don't realize the difference between this post
and this post
And? What would have been the relevance for me bringing up Pearse?
I care for neither you or Pearse, and was not a fan of Acharya when she was alive, only defnding her claims when I could find evidence for it. Unlike you, I use my own discretion. And compared to you and Pearse she was more in the right. Just as a tangent:
Mithra [sic] was born on December 25th
He was considering his syncretism with Helios and Sol, (Antiochus of Athens wrote that Helios died on the 22nd of December and was reborn on the 25th. It's funny because Pearse actualy did a blog on Antiochus and didn't bother to mention this. Funny, that. Ovid also wrote the winter solstice was the beginning of the "new" Sol, and the end of the "old" Sol), and Osiris (As per Plutarch, Horus was born around the winter solstice, and the Songs of Isis and Nypthys
has Osiris being reborn as Horus-Sokar on... the winter solstice). There is good reason to say the same of Mithras.
He was considered a great traveling teacher and master.
He created the mysteries, and to do so he would have to travel and teach them. Duh.
He had 12 companions or disciples.
The zodiac was divided into twelve followers during the initiation ceremony, as per Beck.
He performed miracles.
He was buried in a tomb.
After three days he rose again.
The bull the Mithras sacrificed was turned into the moon, and I don't have the time to go over that significance in detail here. So quickly: Osiris=Bull=Moon, Osiris=Moon=3 day new moon phase.
And there's also a second century mosaic that shows Mithras as an initiate emerging from a cave-like structure in a scene reminiscent of the resurrection of Christ.
His resurrection was celebrated every year.
Considering the winter solstice was a time of festivities because it signified the coming spring, then yes.
Mithra was called “the Good Shepherd.”
Attis was, but I've never read the same for Mithras. Though he is portrayed with a shepherd's staff. Again, too vague.
He was considered “the Way, the Truth and the Light, the Redeemer, the Savior, the Messiah.”
Mithras/Sol was called Sotar, and the Light, That's about it. If his role as a psychopomp is considered then he could be called "the way", but I wouldn't go that far.
He was identified with both the Lion and the Lamb.
Lion and a bull really.
His sacred day was Sunday, “the Lord’s Day,” hundreds of years before the appearance of Christ
I wouldn't say hundreds but it was Sunday despite apologist's claims to the contrary.
Mithra had his principal festival on what was later to become Easter, at which time he was resurrected.
The mysteries did partake in a feast on the spring equinox just as the Attis cult did. The fact that Easter is timed by thefull moon is itself conspicuous. (Again, the bull was resurrected as the moon).
His religion had a Eucharist or “Lord’s Supper”
The bull that Mithras slayed produced meat, wheat, and wine. Again this is too vague because practically every cult that was syncreized had a "eucharist" like feast in which the god was eaten, or provided the food.
So Pearse, just like you, is totally in the wrong. But don't confuse this with me supporting Acharya. She said many things that she was right to be criticized for. But outright dismissed? No.
So try again Giuseppe. What else do you got?