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
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.
Hair, long, attributes of the sun, 71;
worn by all sun-gods, 71, 72.
, 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.
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;
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 , 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;