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The Bible is Fiction: A Collection Of Evidence
The similarities between the stories and characters in the Bible and those from previous mythologies are both undeniable and well-documented. This would be obvious if it weren’t for early indoctrination of these beliefs into children, which usually makes them unassailable as adults.
BiblicalCreation  Philosophy  Genesis  Asklepios  Hercules  Dionysus  Osiris  Horus  Mithra  Krishna  Buddha  ApolloniusofTyana  JesusChrist 
october 2017 by LordSnow
Phoenician Sun God in Eighteenth-Century Ireland? - Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog
It is the most extraordinary inscription. This mill-stone rock, which once stood on the top of Tory Hill in County Kilkenny in Ireland, has been taken as proof of Carthaginian contact and settlement or at least trade with Ireland in antiquity. The words clearly read (give or take some distorted letters) Beli Dinose, a reference to the Carthaginian god Bel or Baal Dionysus. Extraordinary to think that Phoenicians, in the early centuries B.C. brought their nasty child-killing faith to the green hills of Ireland. Only of course they didn’t… At least not on this evidence. The stone celebrating ‘the lordly one’ actually has a rather different origin.

excellent tale.
phoenicia  dionysus  baal  history  tory-hill  kilkenny  carthage  gods  typos  fail  archaeology  graffiti 
march 2017 by jm
Dark Souls Lore: On Crossbreed Priscilla
'I think we can say with relative safety that Priscilla is the Dionysus of Dark Souls.'
darksouls  article  lore  priscilla  grecoroman  mythology  dionysus 
march 2014 by trial-in-error
The 21st Floor » Blog Archive » Another Holy Trinity
The story of Jesus is not much like those of Mithras, Dionysus or Horus, despite what you may have heard. As the author says, Christianity has enough problems with it without making up more. Via andrewducker.
christianity  religion  christmas  jesus  mithras  dionysus  horus 
january 2011 by pw201
Maenad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
original ravers "Often the maenads were portrayed as inspired by him into a state of ecstatic frenzy, through a combination of dancing and drunken intoxication. In this state, they would lose all self-control, begin shouting excitedly, engage in uncontrolled sexual behavior, and ritualistically hunt down and tear animals (and sometimes men and children) to pieces, devouring the raw flesh."
rave  dionysus  greek  literature  wikipedia  history  religion 
november 2009 by adegru

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