The Oddness: Take Your Pick

So in answer to my question from yesterday you can have your choice of answer.

The attributes listed have been lifted from the stories of Jesus, Mithras, Dionysus and Osiris.

The characters come from different cultures and times:

– Osiris from Egypt circa ~2500 BCE

– Mithras from Persia ~1000 BCE

– Dionysus from Prehistoric Greece

– Jesus from Palestine circa ~70 CE

What they show is a progression of these characters through time and the persistence of ideas across the ancient  world. One thing they also all shared was the presence of mystery cults dedicated to their worship in ancient Rome.

For more research on this topic, have a look at:

Timothy Freke & Peter Gandy, “The Jesus Mysteries: Was the ‘original Jesus’ a Pagan god?” Acacia Press, (1999).

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