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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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had the rite of baptism, 320;
  • worshiped the virgin mother, and child, 342;
  • adored the cross, 344;
  • celebrated the birth of their gods on December 25th, 364;
  • worshiped a trinity, 374.
  • "Grove," the, of the Old Testament, is the "Ashera" of the Pagans, 47.
  • Gruter (inscriptions of), 397.
  • Gymnosophists, the, and the Essenes, the same, 423.
  • H.
  • Hair, long, attributes of the sun, 71;
  • worn by all sun-gods, 71, 72.
  • Hâu-Ki, Chinese sage, of supernatural origin, 120.
  • Heathen, the, the religion of, same as Christian, 384.
  • Heaven, all nations believed in a, 389;
  • is born of the sky, 391, 559.
  • Heavenly host, the, sang praises at the birth of Jesus, 146;
  • parallels to, 146-149.
  • Hebrew people, the, history of, commences with the Exodus, 52-55.
  • Hebrews, the gospel of the, 455.
  • Hell, Christ Jesus descended into, 211;
  • Crishna descended into, 213;
  • Zoroaster descended into, 213;
  • Osiris, Horus, Adonis, Bacchus, Hercules, Mercury, all descended into, 213;
  • built by priests, 391.
  • Hercules, compared with Samson, 66-72;
  • a personification of the Sun, 73, 485;
  • all nations had their, 76;
  • was the son of Jupiter, 124;
  • was exposed when an infant, 170;
  • was called the "Saviour," 193;
  • the "Only begotten," 193;
  • is put to death, 485;
  • is comforted by Iole, 493.
  • Heretics, the first, 134;
  • denied the crucifixion of "the Christ," 511;
  • denied that "the Christ" ever came in the flesh, 512.
  • Heri, means "Saviour," 112;
  • Crishna so called, 112.
  • Hermes, or Mercury, the son of Jupiter and a mortal mother, 125;
  • is born in a cave, 156;
  • was called the "Saviour," 195;
  • the "Logos" and "Messenger of God," 195.
  • Herod, orders all the children in Bethlehem to be slain, 166;
  • the Hindoo parallel to, 166-167;
  • a personification of Night, 481.
  • Herodotus, speaks of Hercules, 69;
  • speaks of circumcision, 86;
  • relates a wonderful miracle, 261.
  • Hesione, rescued from the sea monster, 78.
  • Hesperides, the apples of, the tree of knowledge, 11-12.
  • Hieroglyphics, the Mexican, describe the crucifixion of Quetzalcoatle, 199.
  • Hilkiah, claimed to have found the "Book of the Law," 94.
  • Himalayas, the, the Hindoo ark rested on, 27.
  • Hindoos, the, had no legend of the creation similar to the Hebrew, 13;
  • believe Mount Meru to have been the Paradise, 13;
  • had a legend of the Deluge, 24;
  • had a legend of the "Confusion of Tongues," 35;
  • had their Samson or Strong Man, 73;
  • worshiped a virgin-born god, 113;
  • adored a trinity, 371;
  • have believed in a soul from time immemorial, 388.
  • Historical theory, the, succeeded by the allegorical, 466.
  • Histories, the, of the gods are fabulous, 466.
  • Holy Ghost, the, impregnates the Virgin Mary, 111;
  • and the Virgin Maya, 117;
  • is one with the Father and the Son, 368;
  • is symbolized by the dove among Heathen nations, 357.
  • Holy One, the, of the Chinese, 190.
  • Holy Trinity, the, of the Christians, the same as that of the Pagans, 370.
  • [Pg 578]Homa, or Haoma, a god of the Hindoos, called the "Benefactor of the World," 306.
  • Horus, the Egyptian Saviour, 122;
  • born of the Virgin Isis, 122;
  • is put to death, 190;
  • descended into hell, 213;
  • rose from the dead, 222;
  • performed miracles, 256;
  • raised the dead to life, 256;
  • is represented as an infant on the lap of his virgin mother, 327;
  • is born on December 25th, 363;
  • a personification of the sun, 476;
  • crucified in the heavens, 484.
  • Hydaspus, the river, divided by Bacchus, 51.
  • Hypatia, put to death by a Christian mob, 440.
  • I.
  • Iamos, left to die among the bushes and violets, 170;
  • received from Zeus the gift of prophecy, 171.
  • Iao, a name sacred in Egypt, 49;
  • probably the same as Jehovah, 49;
  • the crucified, 484.
  • Ida, the earth, 481.
  • Idolatry, practiced by the Hebrews, 107;
  • adopted by the Christians, 384.
  • Idols, the worship of, among Christians, 397.
  • I. H. S., formerly a monogram of the god Bacchus, and now the monogram of Christ Jesus, 351.
  • Images, the worship of, among Christians, 397.
  • Immaculate Conception, the, of Jesus, 111;
  • Crishna, 113;
  • Buddha, 115;
  • Codom, 118;
  • Fo-hi, 119;
  • and others, 119-130.
  • Immortality of the Soul, the, believed in by all nations of antiquity, 385.
  • Incas, the, of Peru, married their own sisters, 537.
  • India, a virgin-born god worshiped in, 113;
  • the story of Herod and the infants of Bethlehem from, 166;
  • the crucified god in, 186;
  • the Trinity in, 370;
  • our religion and nursery tales from, 544.
  • Indians, the, no strangers to the doctrine of original sin, 189;
  • they believe man to be a fallen being, 189.
  • Indra, worshiped as a crucified god in Nepaul, 187;
  • his festival days in August, 187;
  • is identical with Crishna, 484;
  • a personification of the sun, 484.
  • Infant Baptism, practiced by the Persians, 318;
  • by the Etruscans, 320;
  • by the Greeks and Romans, 321;
  • by the Scandinavians, 321;
  • by the New Zealanders, 322;
  • by the Mexicans, 322;
  • by the Christians, 323;
  • all identical, 323.
  • Innocents, the, slain at the time of birth of Jesus, 165;
  • at the birth of Crishna, 166;
  • at the birth of Abraham, 169.
  • Inscriptions, formerly in Pagan temples, and inscriptions in Christian churches compared, 397.
  • Incense, burned before idols or images in Pagan temples, 406.
  • Iona, or Yoni, an emblem of the female generative powers, 199.
  • Iönah, or Juno, suspended in space, 486.
  • Irenæus, the fourth gospel not known until the time of, 458;
  • reasons given by, for there being four gospels, 458.
  • Iroquois, the, worshiped a god-man called Tarengawagan, 131.
  • Isaac, offered as a sacrifice by Abraham, 38;
  • parallels to, 39-41.
  • Isis, mother of Horus, 122;
  • a virgin mother, 327;
  • represented on Egyptian monuments with an infant in her arms, 327;
  • she is styled "Our Lady," "Queen of Heaven," "Mother of God," &c., 327.
  • Islands of the Blessed, 11;
  • meaning of, 101, 559, 560.
  • Islands of the Sea, Western countries called the, by the Hebrews, 103.
  • Israel, the religion of, same as the Heathen, 107, 108.
  • Italy, effigies of a black crucified man, in, 197;
  • the cross adored in, before Christian era, 345.
  • Ixion, bound on the wheel, is the crucified Sun, 484.
  • Izdubar, the Lion-killer of the Babylonians, 74;
  • the foundation for the Samson and the Hercules myths, 105;

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