Birth of Moses

Moses in river

Birth of Moses

Innocents were slaughtered in the myths of Sargon, Nimrod, Moses, Jason, Krishna and Mordred as well as in that of Jesus.”  Children are slain or menaced also in the stories of Oedipus, Perseus, Romulus and Remus, and Zeus, some of whose myths include being shut in chests and tossed into a body of water.

Bacchus

Bacchus "was picked up in a box, that floated on the water," and so was Moses.  

Bacchus had two mothers, one by nature, and one by adoption, and so had Moses

Typical Slaughter of Innocents in Myths 

22 Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.”     Exodus 1:22

To thwart his overthrow, the pharaoh orders the deaths of all male Hebrew children by drowning in the Nile. It is because of this decree that Moses’s mother puts her baby into the river.

However, the slaughter of innocent children or infants is yet another motif found in a number of mythologies, whereby the reigning monarch tries to prevent from being fulfilled a prophecy that a new king will be born who will depose him.  As scholar Walker says, “Innocents were slaughtered in the myths of Sargon, Nimrod, Moses, Jason, Krishna and Mordred as well as in that of Jesus.”  Also in the stories of Oedipus, Perseus, Romulus and Remus, and Zeus, children are slain or menaced -- some of whose myths include being shut in chests and tossed into a body of water.

It is surmised that this motif of infanticide has to do with the battle between day and night found in a number of myths, including the Egyptian story of Osiris, Seth and Horus. In this astro-theological interpretation, the “infants” are the stars blotted out by the serpent of night or “prince of darkness,” in an attempt to destroy the shining star sun as one of the infants.   This latter perception of the solar orb as a star representing an astronomical insight that proves to be correct.

In Sumerian mythology, the stars were considered to be soldiers created by the heavenly god and great judge Anu to “destroy the wicked.” Hence, one can comprehend why the “prince of darkness” would wish to be rid of them. Here we also see that the idea of the high god as the creator of the stars and other celestial bodies does not originate with the biblical Yahweh. Associated with his son, Enlil, and the god Enki/Ea, Anu is part of a trinity, millennia prior to the biblical God the father, son and holy ghost.

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