Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions Being a Comparison of the Old and New Testament Myths and Miracles with those of the Heathen Nations of Antiquity Considering also their Origin and Meaning
, the evil spirit, according to Persian legend,
, a Corinthian harper, Arion 78.
Arjoon or Arjuna, the cousin and beloved disciple of Crishna, 247.
Ark, the, of Noah, 20; and others,
Armenian, the, tradition of "Confusion of Tongues," 35.
Aroclus, son of Jove, 125.
Artemon, denied the divinity of Jesus, 135.
Ascension, of Jesus, 215; of Crishna,
215; of Rama,
216; of Buddha,
216; of Lao-Kiun,
216; of Zoroaster
, ; 216 of Æsculapius,
217; of Osiris,
Asceticism, as practiced among the Christians, of great antiquity, 400.
Ashera, the, or upright emblem, stood in the Temple at Jerusalem, 47.
Asia, the continent of, at one time joined to America, 541; America inhabited from,
Asia Minor, the people persecuted in by orders of Constantius, 448.
Asita, the holy Rishi, visits Buddha at his birth, 151.
Asoka, the council of, 303.
Assyrian Dove, the, a symbol of the Holy Ghost, 400.
Assyrians, the, worshiped a sun-god called Sandon, 74; had an account of a war in Heaven,
388; kept the seventh day holy,
Astaroth, the goddess, saved the life of a Grecian maiden, 39.
Astarte, or Mylitta, worshiped by the Hebrews, 108.
Astrology, practiced by the ancients, 141, 142.
Astronomers, the ancient Egyptians great, 547.
Astronomy, understood by the ancient Chinese, 544.
Athanasian Creed, the, 381.
, the Parthenon of, Athens 333.
, a personification of the sun, Atlas 83.
Atonement, the doctrine of, taught before the time of Christ Jesus, 181.
[Pg 571] Atys, the Crucified, 190; is called the "Only-begotten Son," and "Saviour,"
190; rose from the dead,
Augustine, St., saw men and women without heads, 437.
Aurora placida, made into St. and St. Placida, Aura 399.
Avatar, Jesus considered an, 111; a star at birth of every,
143, 479; an "Angel-Messiah," a "Christ,"
196; an, expected about every 600 years,
Baal, and Moloch, worshiped by the children of Israel, 108.
Baal-peor, the Priapos of the Jews, 47.
Babel, the tower of, 33; literally "the Gate of God,"
34; built at Babylon,
34; a parallel to in other countries,
35; built for astronomical purposes,
Babylonian Captivity, the, put an end to Israel's idolatry, 108.
Bacab, the Son, in the Mexican Trinity, 378.
Bacchus, performed miracles, 50; passed through the Red Sea dry-shod,
51; divided the waters of the rivers Orontes and Hydaspus,
51; drew water from a rock,
51; was a law-giver,
52; the son of Jupiter,
124; was born in a cave,
156; torn to pieces,
193, 209; was called the "Saviour,"
193; "Only-begotten Son,"
193; the sun darkened at his death,
208; ascended into heaven,
208; rose from the dead,
228; a personification of the sun,
Baga, the, of the cuneiform inscriptions a name of the Supreme Being, 391; is in English associated with an ugly fiend,
Balaam, his ass speaks, 91; parallels to in Egypt, Chaldea and Greece,
Bala-rama, the brother of Crishna, 74; the Indian Hercules,
Baldur, called "The Good," 129; "The Beneficent Saviour,"
129; Son of the Supreme God
, Odin 129; is put to death and rises again,
224; a personification of the sun,
Bambino, the, at Rome is black, 336.
Baptism, a heathen rite adopted by the Christians, 317; practiced in Mongolia and Thibet,
317; by the Brahmins,
317; by the followers of Zoroaster,
318; administered in the Mithraic mysteries,
319; performed by the ancient Egyptians,
Baptismal fonts, used by the Pagans, 406.
Bar-Cochba, the "Son of a Star," 144; believed to be the Messiah,
Beads (see Rosary).
Beatitudes, the, the prophet of, 527.
Belief, or faith, salvation by, existed in the earliest times, 184.
, a mighty Grecian Bellerophon , hero 75.
Belus, the tower of, 34.
Benares, the Hindoo Jerusalem, 296.
Berosus, on the flood, 22.
Bible, the Egyptian, the oldest in the world, 24.
Birth, the Miraculous, of Jesus, 111; Crishna,
120; Yu, Hau-Ki,
123; and others,
Birth-day, the, of the gods, on December 25th, 364.
Birth-place, the, of Christ Jesus, in a cave, 154; the, of other saviours, in a cave,
Black God, the, crucified, 201 .
Black Mother, the, and child, 336.
Bochia, of the Persians, performed miracles, 256.
Bochica, a god of the Muyscas, 130.
Bodhisatwa, a name of Buddha, 115.
Books, sacred, among heathen nations, 61.
Brahma, the first person in Hindoo Trinity, 369.
Brahmins, the, perform the rite of baptism, 317.
Bread and Wine, a sacrifice with, celebrated by the Grand Lama of Thibet, 306; by the Essenes,
306; by Melchizedek,
307; by those who were initiated into the mysteries of Mithras,
Blind Man, cured by Jesus, 268; by the Emperor Vespasian at Alexandria,
Brechin, the fire tower of, 199; a crucifix cut upon,
[Pg 572] Buddha, born of the Virgin Maya, 115; his birth announced by a star,
143; demonstrations of delight at his birth,
147; is visited by Asita,
151; was of royal descent,
163; a dangerous child,
168; tempted by the devil,
176; died and rose again to life,
216; ascended into heaven,
216; compared with Jesus,
Buddhism, the established religion of Burmah, Siam, Laos, Pega, Cambodia, Thibet, Japan, Tartary, Ceylon, and Loo-Choo, 297.
Buddhist religion, the, compared with Christianity, 302.
Buddhists, the monastic system among, 401.
Bull, the, an emblem of the sun, 476.
Bulla, the, worn by children, Roman 405; and now a lamb, the Agnus Dei,
Cabala, the, had its Trinity, 376.
Cadiz, the gates of, 70.
Cæsar (Augustus), was believed to be divine, 126.
Cæsar (Julius), was likened to the divine, 126.
Calabrian Shepherds, the, a few weeks before Winter solstice, came into Rome to play on the pipes, 365.
Cam-Deo, the God of Love, 216.
Capricorn, when the planets met in, the world was deluged with water, 102.
Cardinals, the, of Rome, wear the robes once worn by senators, Roman 400.
Carmelites, the, and Essenes the same, 422.
Canon, the, of the New Testament, when settled, 463.
Carne-vale, a farewell to animal food, 227.
Carnutes, the, of Gaul, 198 ; the Lamb of,
Castles, Lord, a ring found on his estate, 199.
Catholic rites and ceremonies are imitations of those of the Pagans, 384.
Catholic theory, the, of the fall of the angels, 386.
Cave, Jesus born in a, 154; Crishna born in a,
156; Abraham born in a,
born in a, Apollo 156; Mithras born in a,
born in a, Hermes 156.
Caves, all the oldest temples were in, 286.
Celibacy, among Pagan priests, 400-404.
Celts, the, Legend of the Deluge found among, 27.
Cerinthus, denied the divinity of Jesus, 136.
Ceylon, never believed to have been the Paradise, 13.
Chaldean, the, account of the Deluge, 22.
Chaldeans, the, Legend of the Deluge borrowed from, 101; worshiped the Sun,
Champlain period, the, 28.
Chandragupta, a dangerous child, 171.
Chastity, among Mexican priests, 404.
Charlemagne, the Messiah of medieval Teutondom, 239.
Cherokees, the, had a priest and law-giver called Wasi, 130.
Cherubim, the, of Genesis, a dragon, 14.
Child, the dangerous, 165.
Chiliasm, the thousand years when Satan is bound, 242.
Chimalman, the Mexican virgin, 334.
Chinese, the, have their Age of Virtue, 14; have a legend of a deluge,
25; worship a Virgin-born God,
119; worship a "Queen of Heaven,"
327; worship a Trinity,
371; have "Festivals of gratitude to Tien,"
392; have monasteries for priests, friars and nuns,
401; identified with the American race, << < Page 328 of 340 > >>