Pagan Words 4.0
So then, while looking at ancient Greco-Roman (Greek & Latin) now turned into English words, we will in this one take a closer look at ancient Greek & Roman pantheon of Gods. With their customs and ways of life, we find that they are still very much being practised today. In this one we will look closer into contemporary words such as Nike, Media and the concept of Hell. But lets not forget the worlds most famous and obvious pagan traditions such as Christmas and New Years. And by examining these it becomes apparent very quickly that none of these traditions have roots in Scripture or has anything to do with the sacred times put into practise by Moses, continued by the Prophets and the true traditions upheld by the Patriarchs of the Bible.
You see the calendar that was used back in the day, like all other ancient civilisations, followed the comings and going off the Moon and the circles of the Sun in the sky. The Bantu Children of Israel read the positions of the stars in the sky, and like SoNiNi who had names for them all, the ancient Hebrews had names for the most common of them. Now these observations of the Sun and the Moon however gave them knowledge to discern the seasons and more importantly, knowing when The Sabbath was. Which is knowledge mostly lost today. We believe that the calendar, which we have named BANTU CALENDAR, reflected the ancient telling of times by the Xhosa and Zulus. This will be discussed in depth in the coming post.
But before we look into more strange words, just remember Daniel (Danyaahla) survived the Lions Den after being sent to his death by King Darius of Persia (possibly in Southwestern Africa). The Prophet Daniel foretold many things, his book are an amazing source of treasures. Daniel he talked many things to come (The Statue of Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron/Clay) and in his prophecies he talked about a King that would come and seek to change the Set Times (Sabbaths and festivals) and he would even try to change the Laws of The Most High.
As we can se in Daniel 7,25:
"He will speak against The Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time."
So you see History, after an area which has been conquered, becomes a blank slate for the next imposing evil rulers. If you accept this, Then the truth in the Gospel has already been overtaken by dark forces in high places, and old ways such as the telling of time, has been corrupted beyond recognition by now. History, The Promised Land and its People, Biblical places and the Truth about The Son of Man (Immanuel). Everything, even our understanding of the world is upside down, East is West and it seems north has become south. The times has already been changed, the Saints (aka native people in Southern Africa) are being persecuted and very much oppressed and the Laws of SoNiNi has been tampered with. Twisted to fit another narrative.
People of the Good Book - Zulu - Xhosa - Sotho - Tswana - Pedi - Venda- Ndebele - Tsonga - Pondo - Swati & many more ! We must continue this awakening taken place in the Promised Land, among the African Tribes that can hear this calling. We are now actively working on Identifying the 12 Tribes of Israel. We have come very far but Any information will be most welcomed. This research will be the main focus in coming summer posts. So then let this information be a beacon of light, shining to people thirsty for knowledge of the ancient African Hebrews. Let it the ears who can hear, hear !
Christmas is supposedly the celebration of Christ, but even a quick google search will give plenty of sources that this just aint so. The goddess Isis bore the Holy Child Horus on 25th of December, today known as the solar god, the head of the catholic church. This topic is being researched very well by atheists and or other people trying their hardest to prove that Christ was not real or that he was Horus. Which is not hard to do, because some people actually do worship the sun through a church. Whatever the agenda, their research on the other hand draws out great quotes like this one, from Macrobius who wrote extensively on the Saturnalia tradition (Macrobius, Saturnalia 1.18:10):
"…at the winter solstice, the sun would seem to be a little child like that which the Egyptians bring forth from a shrine on the appointed day, since the day is then at its shortest and the god is accordingly shown as a tiny infant."
This tells us that this was an Egyptian Tradition, that goes way way back. The Pharaohs (like Amenemhet 1, notice the Amen in his name) would take a new title (Nem-metsu) as the sun approached the 17th year of his reign, he was then called repeater of births. The Winter Solstice sun was a normal and central theme in sun worshipping Egypt. Back then as today, there are holy days around the time of the winter solstice (return of the sun).
The Roman Saturnalia (Greek Kronia), took place from 17th to 23rd December, described as s carnival festival with drinking and gift-giving of the last of its days. Even though the quote that follows describes what Epiphanius noticed about these Pagan Festivals. It seems already by this mans time the Roman calendar was in effect as Christs true time of birth was by then believed to be around these times, which it doubtfully is.
At the Celebrations of Alexandria he wrote (Epiphanius, Panarion, 22,8):
"First, at Alexandria, in the Koreum, as they call it; it is a very large temple, the shrine of Kore. They stay up all night singing hymns to the idol with a flute accompaniment. And when they have concludd their nightlong vigil, torchbearers descend into an underground shrine after cockcrow and bring up a wooden image which is seated naked on a litter.
It has a sign of the cross inlaid with gold on its forehead, two other such signs, one on each hand and two other signs, one actually on each of its two knees—altogether five signs with a gold impress.
And they carry the image itself seven times around the innermost shrine with flutes, tambourines and hymns, hold a feast, and take it back down to its place underground. And when you ask them what this mystery means, they reply that today, at this hour Kore—that is, the Virgin—gave birth to Aion."
So we see from these very early historical quotes, much of the same going on today, was going on back then also. And this Alexandrian Virgin they talk about was Isis. Often called Cosmic Virgin, as found in Hermetic text such as Kore Kosmou. Today she has changed her name to Virgin Mary, but its the same thing they worship. The crosses on her Limbs, was most likely Ankhs, which is the original cross, an image made by the hands of men. Whats interesting is Ephiphanus talks of another festival celebration, in Petra and Elusa who celebrated the birth of the only son of the lord of a virgin Goddess. It was Dusares, an Arabian god identified with Dionysos (Who was Helios, just different names of sun gods).
However Ephiphanes writings can also be read the other way, you see he said the eight before the Kalends of January (1st month), was considered the winter solstice, this could argue a different time being set. According to which calendar this man used. Anyways, the winter solstice is just the return of the light (actually sun light) and not the light being sent into the world - The Son of Man.
New Years is an ancient old 31st December Celebration of Janus (the two faced god), and is not a celebration of another year on earth. Janus was the god of Beginnings, gates and transitions, so-called doorways, and is always depicted with his two faces. The devils imagination of the plethora of gods he hides behind seems endless. However we know its not. There is only one thing that never ends, that is He who is outside of time, SoNiNi na Nini, the Creator of the World. Now the tradition which seems to have spun up around Janus, is connected with Horus and Egypt for sure. It does not take away the share fact of this tradition being the strangest when one considers the calendar has been changed and the Sacred times are no longer honoured as they should. Not even the start of a year is known. But it will be soon enough. People will read again.
Easter, or should we call her Ishtar (Astoreth), should be no stranger to readers of this blog as she has been mentioned quite a few times. Her tradition is supposed to have bearings in Scripture with the workings of Christ as the central theme, but none of this adds up off course. Calendar was changed.
The Greek goddess of Victory was called Nike. And the Sports-company Nike even say themselves that their logo (the swoosh) was inspired by this Greek mythical character. Nike would appear as the charioteer of Zeus (Jesus) in the fabled scenes of Gigantomachia (The Battle of the Olympian Gods). She was the Goddess of Speed, Strength and Victory. And when people pray today, under training, this is what most people (knowingly or unknowingly) are putting their faith into. The Winged Goddess, child of Phallas (a titan) and Styx (the river that separates earth from Hades). If you read into these Greek Olympian family feuds, you will see that there is/was a war going on in their high places (just like Scripture tells us) and these fallen angels have a system in place to get your worship.
The ancient African Greeks worshipped Nike (also a goddess of War) because she gave them that `never-gonna-die` or `wont-back-down` feeling brought into trivial sports ventures. And in turn she gave her followers demonic powers of strength and speed need in their endeavour - which is almost all forms of modern sport - Watch out for games such as olympic games, soccer, basketball and cross-fit. You will find athletes inspired by Nike here. She allied herself with Zeus as his chief charioteer, and her reward was a promise from Zeus to keep her near and protect her forever, as she is seen often in Olympus seated beside Zeus on Mount Olympus. In Roman mythology Nike was known as Victoria. Nike always carried a palm branch in her right hand as a symbol of peace, and a wreath ready to crown a victor of a battle or in games of challenge. Come out of this worship brothers and sisters, this spirit is rampant today !
And another spirit out of control in these last days, and that people let dictate their lives is Media (Medea). Medea was known as the planner or schemer is Greek mythology. In good old plain english this spirit is the head of gossip and she perfects the art of talking about someone behind their back, or at least not present. This attribute is in all African cultures is a very shameful act. Not having the balls enough to talk to somebodies face or telling them in person (Lobbying is also what the Devil did in heaven when he got angels to rebel against SoNiNi). However nowadays, mostly because of the money invested into them over time - Media & social media creates opportunity for such meaningless interactions. While people are sharing this spirit, making it a part of their own interior and believing Medias opinions as their own. In time they become very much devoid of reason or understanding of hidden things, neither will they actively seek them out. Of they do there is often not enough sense to keep a straight path and falling into a ditch along the way, being mislead yet again. Consult not Media, but the Spirit of SoNiNi which will lead you far way from her paths.
Now The goddess Hel (pronounced Hell today), was the ruler of the underworld. The name means hidden, but today this name is often associated with the actual Hell and Hellfire. With red devils and flames...eternal punishment and all those very Biblical teachings seems to be central to many mythical religions. But guys, what is this so-called hellfire place you end up when miss-behaving? Is this not a Pagan or should we say Catholic concept. For Scripture tells us when you pass away you simply sleep. Its been argued that Immanuel descended into Hell but we have yet to find Scripture to support that. It simply said that He went into the grave and rose again. Thats it. But the detailed descriptions of Hell comes from all these other harsh and barbaric religions.
Take the image (right) is supposed to render Hell or Irkalla in Babylonian terms. Now According to Babylonian mythology, the dead need to first pass through seven gates to even get to reach the underworld. Each gate is supposed to be guarded by a gatekeeper who can be bribed using a piece of clothing or jewellery. Once you reach the underworld, you find a place where everyone wears feathers, and people have no choice but to eat and drink dust in the dark for the rest of eternity. Now who else but the wicked and ungodly can imagine these kinds of punishment for the way they lived their lives? Its kinda like the dream being shaped by the dreamer. And boy, they been having bad dreams.
Another one we find in what is called Monglian Shamanism (left), which says that any person who dies is judged by Erkhil Khan, prince of the underworld. And if Erkhil sentenced you to eternity in Kasyrgan, you will have to contend with being boiled in black tar inside a massive cauldron. The worst sinners are supposed to drown inside this tar, while the ones who have committed at least a few good deeds in their life are supposed to rise to the surface of the tar and get a chance at redemption.
We move on to the ancient Aztecs that believed that as soon as a person died, they had to undergo a long and arduous four-year journey just to be able to reach hell. This hell is ruled by Mictlantecuhtli who is supposed to be a blood-splattered skeleton wearing a necklace made of human eyeballs. He is supposed to punish you for eternity based on your sin levels as a human. We find another because there is almost no end to these depictions of Hell in all the Pagan nations of the world.
Narak is the version of hell based we find in Hindu mythology (right). This underworld, just as elaborate as the Egyptian Pantheon, is divided into 25 realms, and you are sentenced to spend eternity in one of these hells based on your sins. It depends on the gravity of the sin. One of these realms includes you being boiled in hot oil for eternity, while another involves you punishing yourself for the rest of time. Which is an interesting concept, and sounds like depression or several so-called mental disorders of today.
According to some forms of Buddhism, Avici (interesting name) is one the worst kinds of hell where you have five sins that you need to avoid to stay out of Avici (Left), commit one of these and you are locked up for a long time. Surrounded by iron walls, iron snakes and iron dogs your soul is supposedly in danger of being killed in Avici. Sounds more like descriptions for some souls on earth right now.
The Mythology of the ancient Persian or Zoroastrianism, believed that after death young woman would await at the crossing of a bridge. She would be the physical representation of your life. Meaning if you lead a sinful life the woman would look terrible and quite scary. A good person would find a beautiful woman waiting to accompany you. A sinner would get thrown into the house of lies, with foul food and corpses upon entering into the dark for all eternity.
Now Helheim was the place where the Vikings got sent if they didn't die honourably. Helheim was supposed to be a very cold place, guarded by a 4-eyed and blood soaked big hound called Garmr, and giant eagle called the corpse-eater (as if that matters you being dead and all). In Helheim there is even a place called Niflheim where the least desirable and horrible vikings got sent. So there you have it...
On the other hand Hell, according to Scripture as the word Hell is never mentioned but Hades is... seems to be the place you might be going at the end of all known time, which is an epic telling at the end of the world when there is a separation between good and bad. Goats and sheep right...? Lets have Immanuel settle this one, he always sets us straight (Matthew 25,31-46)
31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
Now bearing this concept in mind, good and bad, with Law and without Law. In sin or in Immanuel (Christ), which is the most important factor for a believer. So just as a person can start to manifest heaven into their lives here and now on earth, determined by what place they are destined (manifesting) to go after they fall asleep here on earth. That is the place they are going after waking up (remember all the people that have gone to sleep already), they will either be going to Heaven or going to Hell. And it seems possible that you can manifest allot of the coming hell with you while alive now on this earth. What you believed while here will be a testimony of where you are going after you stop breathing this on earth. And sadly manifesting chaos and Hell is what allot of souls are doing in these last days, accruing sin and getting more and more entangled, making the turn around that much harder and harder. But even the most wicked man can be turned around. Repent, your Father is waiting !
Now please just think of all these examples of these gods names from either Greek or Roman, now called English... ponder these Scriptures in Exodus 23,13:
13 “Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips."
Ask yourself then, do I mention other gods by name? If you speak English, answer is most likely yes. The follow up question should then be, do I worship any of these? Do I dabble in sports or dabble in social Media? Must I have Nike training wear? Do I celebrate Christmas or even New Years? Do you believe in any of the mythological Hells like the ones above? If the answer is yes, please listen to the words of the Prophets... And Come out of her My People, live not by her ways, eat not her food nor touch her drink - take not her advice. Come out of here before the words found below do come to pass and all hell breaks loose.
4 "Then I heard another voice from heaven say:
Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; 5 for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes. 6 Give back to her as she has given; pay her back double for what she has done. Pour her a double portion from her own cup. 7 Give her as much torment and grief as the glory and luxury she gave herself. In her heart she boasts, ‘I sit enthroned as queen. I am not a widow; I will never mourn.’ 8 Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning and famine. She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her."