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.

9 commentaires:

Michael a dit…

Third son (sun) of God, eh? and I thought I was creative with the myths. :-)

My current understanding of the "Grail myth" is that the divine feminine/consort is a primordial Force (like Star Wars) that is controlled via the black box/cosmic cube. It is a "she" in the same way a ship is a "she". In other words, romanticized into a Goddess.

BTW, wasn't Achilles bi? He was a Spartan - famous for their warrior/lovers.

Jake Kotze a dit…

He He!

JB a dit…

Achilles WAS bi (wasn't everyone back then? Even Zeus was bi!), his main lovers were Deidamia and Patroclus, and I consider my friends Manon and Francis to be their modern counterparts.

But Achilles was NOT a Spartan, he was merely worshipped as the greatest of all warriors by them, and because of his deeds during the Trojan War on their behalf (Helen WAS the Queen of Sparta after all). Achilles was the prince then king of the Myrmidons (literally meaning "Ant-Men", the little greys perhaps?), an ancient people of Thessaly.

JB a dit…

I'M not bi, btw, although it does seem sometimes as if life would be easier if I was. Is it just me, or do gay men have no problem at all finding a lover, while heteros get stuck in loneliness hell for months and years at a time? Damn these hetero genes of mine!

Although, if Johnny Depp ever came knocking at my door (a highly probable scenario), I might reconsider...

Michael a dit…

Thanks for the clarification about Achilles, JB. As far as straight vs. gay love, I think it's just as difficult to find on either side and the grass is always greener. Casual sex is another story.

JB a dit…

I'd totally take casual sex over the nothing at all that I'm experiencing right now (and for the last 26 freakin' years), actually. :(

He a dit…

If Prince Maneros is proto Achilles, then who is proto Neoptolemus (son of Achilles)?

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