dimanche 2 décembre 2007
God has a baby by his side
Michael, over at his a-maze-ing sight Gosporn, has suggested in his "The Quest" series of Oz-some articles that God has a goddess by his side, a queen coveted by his own son, the Morning Star. That the true motivation behind the primordial "War in Heaven" (which seems to have lasted longer than the "War on Terror") was precisely Lucifer's Oedipal lust after his own mother (not to mention his father's throne and all the power in the Universe).
An interesting theory, which I have been researching lately, and I have discovered that Michael was RIGHT, even within a purely Judeo-Christian context.
Her name was (and I assume still is) ASHERAH. She was the original "Hebrew Goddess", the "Consort of Yahweh and Queen of Heaven", according to the beliefs of ancient Israel and Judah, before Judaism took over. The Bible even mentions her very briefly here and there (look it up in Jeremiah and on Wikipedia). Go figure. I suppose the Jews negated her from their scriptures just as the Roman Catholic Church turned the first and foremost apostle Mary Magdalena into a mere prostitute.
Asherah... sounds like "She-Ra", doesn't it? What did those Saturday morning cartoon gods know that we didn't?
On a related note, I've also been researching the origins of my past self Achilles, before Greek myth came along. He would have been Prince Maneros ( Man-Eros, I'm sure Michael is gonna have a field day with that one) of Byblos, the oldest city on Earth, built by the ancient Phoenicians over 7,000 years ago (now a part of Lebanon, north of Beirut, known as Gebal or Jubayl). He was made immortal by the goddess Isis and by his mother Queen Astarte, and the historians of the time believed Isis and Astarte to be one and the same, respectively the divine manifestation and the human incarnation of ASHERAH.
So proto-Achilles/Maneros would have been the THIRD SON OF GOD, after Lucifer and before Jesus. This certainly brings a new perspective to my own life story.