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 story of, borrowed from Chaldean sources, 109
fought with his angels against the dragon, 386.
Miletus, the crucified god of, 191.
Millennium, doctrine of the, 239.
Minos, the Lawgiver of the Cretans, 60;
receives the Laws from Zeus, 60.
Minutius Felix, on the crucified man, 197.
Miracles, the, of Jesus, 252;
of Crishna, 253;
of Buddha, 254, 255;
of Zoroaster, 256;
Simon Magus, 264;
Miraculous Conception, the, of, Jesus, 111;
parallels to, 112-131.
Mithras, a "Mediator between God and Man," 194;
called the "Saviour," and the "Logos," 194;
is put to death, and rises again to life, 223;
a personification of the Sun, 507.
Mohammed (see Mahomet).
Molech, the god, worshiped by the Heathen nations, and the children of Israel, 108.
Monad, a, in the Egyptian Trinity, 373.
Monasteries, among Heathen nations, 400.
Monasticism, a vast and powerful institution in Buddhist countries, 403.
Monks, were common among Heathen nations before the Christian era, 400-404.
Montanus, believed himself an Angel-Messiah, 428.
Months, the twelve, compared with the Apostles, 500.
Moon, the, was personified among ancient nations, and called the "Queen of Heaven," 478.
Moral Sentiments, the, of the New Testament, compared with those from Heathen Bibles, 415.
Mosaic history, the so-called, a myth, 17.
Moses, divides the Red Sea, 50;
is thrown into the Nile, 89.
Mother, the, of God, worshiped among the ancients, 326.
Mother Night, the 24th of December called, 365.
Mother of the Gods, the, Aditi called, 475.
Mount Meru, the Hindoo paradise on, 13.
Mummy, a cross on the breast of an Egyptian, in the British Museum, 341.
Muscovites, the, worshiped a virgin and child, 333;
worshiped a Trinity, 378.
[Pg 582]Mylitta, the goddess, worshiped by the Hebrews, 108.
Myrrha, the mother of Bacchus, 332;
same as Mary, 332.
Myth, a, the theology of Christendom built upon, 17.
Mythology, all religions founded upon, 563.
Mythos, the universal, 505.
Nganu, the Africans of Lake, had a similar story to the "Confusion of Tongues," 36.
Nakshatias, the, of the Indian Zodiac, are regarded as deities, 142.
Nanda, the foster-father of Crishna, 158.
Nared, a great prophet and astrologer, 143;
pointed out Crishna's stars, 143.
Nazarenes, the, saw in Jesus nothing more than a mere man, 135.
, repaired the tower of Babel, 85.
Necromancer, Jesus represented as a, 273.
Nehush-tan, the Sun worshiped under the name of, 491.
Neith, the mother of Osiris, 364;
called the "Holy Virgin," 364;
the "Mother of the Gods," and "Mother of the Sun," 476;
a personification of the dawn, 476.
Nepaul, the crucified God found in, 187.
Nicaragua, the inhabitants of, called their principal God Thomathoyo, 130.
Nice, the Council of, 381;
anathematized those who say that there was a time when the Son of God was not, 381.
Nile, the temples on the north bank of the river dedicated to the kings of Egypt, 122;
a sacred river, 318.
Nimrod, built the tower of Babel, 34.
Ninevah, Jonah goes to, 81;
cylinders discovered on the site of, contained the legend of the flood, 101.
Niparaga, the Supreme Creator of the Endes of California, 131.
Nisan, the angel, borrowed from the Chaldeans, 109.
Noah, the ark of, 119.
Noel, Christmas in French called, 365.
Nut, a personification of Heaven, 477.
Nutra, the, of the Egyptians, corresponds to the Hebrew El-Shaddai, 49.
Oannes, Chaldean fish-god, 82;
the same as Jonah, 83.
Odin, the Supreme God of the Scandinavians, 479;
a personification of the Heavens, 479.
Œdipus, the history of, resembles that of Samson and Hercules, 72;
tears out his eyes, 72;
is a dangerous child, 170;
cheered in his last hours by Antigone, 493;
a personification of the Sun, 493.
Offerings (Votive) made to the Heathen deities, 259.
Olympus, the, of the Pagans, restored, 398.
O. M., or A. U. M., a sacred name among the Hindoos, 372;
an emblem of the Trinity, 352.
Omphale, the amours of Hercules with, 71.
One, the myths of the crucified gods melt into, 492.
One God, worshiped by the ancestors of our race, 384.
Only Begotten Son, common before the Christian era, 193.
Oort, Prof., on the sacred laws of ancient nations, 61.
Ophites, the, worshiped serpents as emblems of Christ, 355.
Orders, religious among all nations of antiquity, 400-404.
Origen, declared the story of creation and fall of man to be allegorical, 100.
Original Sin, the doctrine of, of great antiquity, 184;
the Indians no strangers to, 189.
Ormuzd, the Supreme God of the Persians, 7;
divided the work of creation into six parts, 7.
Orontes, the river, divided by Bacchus, 81.
Osiris, confined in a chest and thrown into the Nile, 90;
[Pg 583]a Virgin-born God, 190;
suffers death, 190;
rose from the dead, 222;
the judge of the dead, 245;
performed miracles, 256;
the worship of, of great antiquity, 452;
a personification of the Sun, 484.
Oude, the crucified God Bal-li worshiped at, 188.
Ovid, describes the doctrine of Metempsychosis, 43.
Pagan Religion, the, adopted by the Christians, 384;
was typical of Christianity, 501.
Pan, had a flute of seven pipes, 81.
Pandora, the first woman, in Grecian mythology, 10.
Pantheon, the, a niche always ready in, of the ancients, for a new divinity, 123.
Paraclete, Simon Magus claimed to be the, 164.
Paradise, all nations believed in a, 389, 390.
Parsees, the, direct descendants of the Persians, 25;
say that man was once destroyed by a deluge, 25.
Parnassus, Mount, the ark of Deucalion rested on, 26.
Parthenon, the, at , sacred to Minerva, 333.
Passover, the, celebrated by the Jews on the same day that the Heathens celebrated the resurrections of their Gods, 226;
the Jews used eggs in the feast of, 228.
Patriarchs, the, all stories of, unhistorical, 54.
Paul, St., a minister of the Gospel which had been preached to every creature under heaven, 514.
Pentateuch, the, never ascribed to Moses in the inscriptions of Hebrew manuscripts, 92;
ascribed to Moses after the Babylonian captivity, 92;
origin of, 93, 96.
Perictione, a Virgin mother, 127.
Perseus, shut up in a chest, and cast into the sea, 89;
the son of Jupiter by the Virgin Danae, 124;
a temple erected to him in Athens, 124;
a dangerous child, 169.
Persia, pre-Christian crosses found in, 343, 344.
Persians, the, denominate the first man Adama, 7;
had a legend of creation corresponding with the Hebrew, 8;
had a legend of the war in heaven, 387.
Peru, crosses found in, 349;
worship of a Trinity found in, 378.
Peruvians, the, adored the cross, 349;
worshiped a Trinity, 378.
Peter, St., has the keys of Janus, 399.
Phallic tree, the, is introduced into the narrative in Genesis, 47.
Phallic worship, the story of Jacob setting up a pillar alludes to, 46;
practiced by the nations of antiquity, 46, 47.
Phallic Emblems, in Christian churches, 358.
Phallus, the, a "Hermes," set up on the road-side, was the symbol of, 46.
Pamphylian Sea, the, divided by Alexander, 55.
Pharaoh, his dreams, 88;
parallel to, 89.
Phenician deity, the principal, was El, 484.
Philo, considered the fictions of Genesis allegories, 100;
says nothing about Jesus, or the Christians, 564.
Philosophers, the, of ancient Greece, called Christians, 409.
Philosophy, the Christian religion called a, 567.
Phœdrus, the river, dried up by Isis, 55.
Phœnicians, the, offered the fairest of their children to the gods, 41.
Phœnix, the, lived 600 years, 426.
Phrygians, the, worshiped the god Atys, 190.
Pilate, pillaged the temple treasury, 521;
crucified Jesus, 526.
Pillars of Hercules, the, 79.
Pious Frauds, 231.
Pisces, the sign of, applied to Christ Jesus, 355-504.
Plato, believed to have been the son of a pure virgin, 127.
Platonists, the, believed in a Trinity, 375.
[Pg 584]Pole, or Pillar, a, worshiped by the ancients, 46, 47.
Polynesian Mythology, in, a fish is emblematic of the earth, 80.
Pontius Pilate (see Pilate).
Poo-ta-la, the name of a Buddhist monastery found in China, 401.
Pope, the, thrusts out his foot to be kissed as the Roman Emperors were in the habit of doing, 400.
Portuguese, the, call the mountain in Ceylon, d' Adama, 13.
Porus, the troops of, carried on their standards the figure of a man, 198.
Prayers, for the dead, made by Buddhist priests, 401.
Priests, the Buddhist, have fasting, prayers for the dead, holy water, rosaries of beads, the worship of relics, and a monastic habit resembling the Franciscans, 401.
Priestesses, among the ancients, similar to the modern nuns, 403, 404.
Primeval male, the, offered himself a sacrifice for the gods, 181.
Prithivi, the Earth worshiped under the name of, by the Hindoos, 477.
Prometheus, a deity who united the divine and human nature in one person, 124;
a crucified Saviour,