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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

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Arimanes, the evil spirit, according to Persian legend, 3.
  • Arion, a Corinthian harper, 78.
  • Arjoon or Arjuna, the cousin and beloved disciple of Crishna, 247.
  • Ark, the, of Noah, 20;
  • and others, 22-27.
  • 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, 222;
  • Atys, 222;
  • Mithras, 222.
  • 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, 454, 533.
  • 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, 393.
  • 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.
  • Athens, the Parthenon of, 333.
  • Atlas, a personification of the sun, 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, 223.
  • Augustine, St., saw men and women without heads, 437.
  • Aurora placida, made into St. Aura and St. Placida, 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, 426.
  • B.
  • 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, 35.
  • 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;
  • "Redeemer," 193;
  • the sun darkened at his death, 208;
  • ascended into heaven, 208;
  • rose from the dead, 228;
  • a personification of the sun, 492.
  • Baga, the, of the cuneiform inscriptions a name of the Supreme Being, 391;
  • is in English associated with an ugly fiend, 391.
  • Balaam, his ass speaks, 91;
  • parallels to in Egypt, Chaldea and Greece, 91.
  • Bala-rama, the brother of Crishna, 74;
  • the Indian Hercules, 74.
  • 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, 479.
  • 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, 319.
  • Baptismal fonts, used by the Pagans, 406.
  • Bar-Cochba, the "Son of a Star," 144;
  • believed to be the Messiah, 432.
  • Beads (see Rosary).
  • Beatitudes, the, the prophet of, 527.
  • Belief, or faith, salvation by, existed in the earliest times, 184.
  • Bellerophon, a mighty Grecian 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, 113;
  • Buddha, 115;
  • Codom, 118;
  • Fuh-he, 119;
  • Lao-Kiun, 120;
  • Yu, Hau-Ki, 120;
  • Confucius, 121;
  • Horus, 122;
  • Zoroaster, 123;
  • and others, 123-131.
  • 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, 155-158.
  • 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, 307.
  • Blind Man, cured by Jesus, 268;
  • by the Emperor Vespasian at Alexandria, 268.
  • Brechin, the fire tower of, 199;
  • a crucifix cut upon, 198.
  • [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;
  • fasted, 176;
  • died and rose again to life, 216;
  • ascended into heaven, 216;
  • compared with Jesus, 289.
  • 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 Roman children, 405;
  • and now a lamb, the Agnus Dei, 405.
  • C.
  • 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 Roman senators, 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, 199.
  • 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, 156;
  • Apollo born in a, 156;
  • Mithras born in a, 156;
  • Hermes born in a, 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, 480.
  • 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;
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