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
by the Jews, 524
the martyrdom of, has been gratefully acknowledged, 527;
nothing original in the teachings of, 529.
Jews, the, where their history begins, 54;
driven out of Egypt, 52;
worshiped Baal and Moloch, 108;
their religion the same as other nations, 108;
did not crucify Jesus, 524.
John, the same name as Jonah, 83;
the gospel according to, 457;
Irenæus the author of, 458.
John the Baptist, his birth-day is on the day of the Solstice, 499.
Jonah, swallowed by a big fish, 77;
parallels to, 78, 79;
the meaning of, 79;
the Sun called, 80;
identified with Dagon and Oannes, 82, 83;
the same as John, 84;
the myth of, explained, 105.
Jordan, the river, considered sacred, 318.
Josephus, does not speak of Jesus, 564.
Joshua, arrests the course of the Sun, 91;
parallel to, 91.
Jove, the Sons of, numerous, 125;
the Supreme God, 125.
Judea, the Virgin of, 111;
a counterpart to, found by the first Christian missionaries in China, 119.
Judaism, its doctrine and precepts, by I. M. Wise, referred to, 527.
Judge of the Dead, Jesus, 244;
Sons of God, 244;
no examples of Jesus as, in early Christian art, 246.
Julius Cæsar (see Cæsar).
Juno, the "Queen of Heaven," 333;
was represented standing on the crescent moon, 333;
considered the protectress of woman, 333;
often represented with a dove on her head, 357;
suspended in space, 486.
Jupiter, the Supreme God of the Pagans, 125;
a statue of, in St. Peter's, Rome, 397.
Justin Martyr, on the work of the Devil, 124, 265.
Kadmus, king of Thebes, 124.
Kaffirs, the, practice circumcision, 86.
Kama, attempts the life of Crishna, 166;
is a personification of Night, 481.
Ke-lin, the, appeared at the birth of Confucius, 121.
Key, the, which unlocks the door to the mystery, 441.
Knichahan, the Supreme God of the Mayas of Yucatan, 130.
Kings, the, of Egypt considered divine, 122.
Kronos, the myth of, explained, 559.
Kung-foo-tsze (see Confucius).
Labarum, the, of Constantine, inscribed with the monogram of Osiris, 350.
[Pg 580]Ladder, the, of Jacob, 42;
Lama, the, of Thibet, considered divine, 118;
the high priest of the Tartars, 118;
the Pope of Buddhism, 118.
Lamb, the, of God, a personification of the Sun, 492.
Lamb, the oldest representation of Christ Jesus was the figure of a, 202, 503.
Lamps, feast of, 392.
Lanthu, born of a pure spotless Virgin, 248;
the creator of the world, 248.
Lao-Kiun, born of a Virgin, 120;
believed in one God, 120;
formed the Tao-tsze, or sect of reason, 120.
Lao-tse (see Lao-Kiun).
Latona, the mother of Apollo, 125.
Law-giver, Moses a, 59;
Bacchus a, 59;
Zoroaster a, 59;
Minos a, 60;
Thoth a, 60;
Lycurgus a, 61;
Apollo a, 61.
Lazarus, raised from the grave, 273.
Leto, a personification of darkness, 477.
Libations, common among all nations of antiquity, 317.
Library, the, of Alexandria, 438.
Lights, are kept burning before images in Pagan temples, 406.
Lily, the, or Lotus, sacred among all Eastern nations, 529;
put into the hands of all "Virgin Mothers," 329.
Linga, the, and Yoni, adored by the Jews, 47;
the symbol under which the sun was worshiped, 47, 496.
Logos, the, an Egyptian feature, 373;
Apollo called, 373;
Marduk of the Assyrians, called, 374;
the, of Philo, 374;
the, of John, 374;
Loretto, the Virgin of, 338;
black as an Ethiopian, 338.
Lotus, the, or Lily, sacred among all Eastern nations, 329.
Luke, the Gospel "according" to, 456.
Lycophron, says that Hercules was three nights in the belly of a fish, 78.
Madonna, the, and child, worshiped by all nations of Antiquity, 326.
Magi, the religion of, adopted by the Jews, 109.
Magic, Jesus learned, in Egypt, 272.
Magician, Jesus accused of being a, 273.
Mahabharata, the, quotations from, 415-417.
Mahomet, the miracles of, 269.
Maia, the mother of Mercury, 125;
the same name as Mary, 332.
Man, the Fall of, 4;
parallels to, 4-16;
the antiquity of, 29.
Manco Capac, a god of the Peruvians, 130.
Manes, believed himself to be the "Christ," 429;
the word, has the meaning of "Comforter" or "Saviour," 429.
Manetho, an Egyptian priest, gives an account of the sojourn of the Israelites in Egypt, 53.
Manicheans, the, transferred pure souls to the Galaxy, 45;
their doctrine of the divinity of Christ Jesus, 511.
Manu, quotations from, 415.
March 25th, the primitive Easter solemnized on, 225, 495;
celebrated throughout the ancient world in honor of the "Mother of God," 335;
appointed to the honor of the Virgin, 335.
Maria, the name, same as Mary, 332.
Mark, the Gospel according to, 456.
Matangi girl, the, and Ananda, the disciple of Buddha, 294.
Martianus Capella, his ode to the Sun, 507.
Martyr (Justin), compares Christianity with Paganism, 124.
Mary, the mother of Jesus, 111;
same name as Maya, Maria, &c., 332;
called the "Mother of God," 398.
Masons' Marks, conspicuous among Christian symbols, 358.
Mass, the, of Good Friday, of Pagan origin, 226.
Mastodon, the remains of, found in America, 19.
Mathura, the birth-place of Crishna, 113.
Matthew, the "Gospel according to," 455.
[Pg 581]May, the month of, dedicated to the Heathen Virgin Mothers, 335;
is now the month of Mary, 335.
Maya, the same name as Mary, 332.
Mayus, the, of Yucatan, worship a Virgin-born god, 130.
May-pole, the, of moderns, is the "Ashera" of the ancients, 47;
an emblem of the male organ of generation, 47;
the Linga of the Hindoos, 47.
Mecca, the Mohammedans' Jerusalem, 296.
Mediator, the title of, applied to Virgin-born gods before the time of Jesus, 195.
Melchizedek, the Kenite King of Righteousness, brought out bread and wine as a sign or symbol of worship, 307.
Menander, called the "Wonder Worker," performed miracles, 266;
believed himself to be the Christ, 429.
Mendicants, among the Buddhists in China, 400-403.
Menes, the first king of Egypt, 122;
considered divine, 122.
Menu, Satyavrata the Seventh, 25.
Mercury, the Son of Jupiter and a mortal mother, 125;
called "God's Messenger," 195.
Meru (Mount), the Hindoo Paradise, out of which went four rivers, 13.
Messiahs, many, before the time of Jesus, 196 519, 521, 522.
Metempsychosis, or transmigration of souls, 42;
the doctrine taught by all the Heathen nations of antiquity, 43;
by the Jews and Christians, 43.
Mexicans, the, had their semi-fish gods, 83;
practiced circumcision, 86;
compared with the inhabitants of the old world, 533.
Mexico, the architecture of, compared with that of the old world, 538.
Michabou, a god of the Algonquins, 131.
Michael, the angel,