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 books containing Jewish tradition, 95
in the, Jesus is called the "hanged one," 516.
Tammuz, the Saviour, after being put to death, rose from the dead, 217;
[Pg 587]worshiped in the temple of the Lord at Jerusalem, 222.
Tanga-tanga, the "Three in One, and One in Three," or the Trinity of the ancient Peruvians, 378.
Tao, the "one god" supreme, worshiped by Lao-Kiun, the Chinese sage, 120.
Tao-tse, the, or "Sect of Reason," formed by , 120.
Tau, the cross, worshiped by the Egyptians, 341.
Temples, all the oldest were in caves, 286.
Temptation, the, of Jesus, 175;
of Buddha, 176;
of Zoroaster, 177;
of Quetzalcoatle, 177;
meaning of, 482.
Temples, Pagan, changed into Christian churches, 396, 397.
Ten Commandments, the, of Moses, 59;
of Buddha, 59.
Ten, the, Zodiac gods of the Chaldeans, 102.
Tenth, the, Xisuthrus, King of the Chaldeans, 23;
Noah, patriarch, 23.
Tezcatlipoca, the Supreme God of the Mexicans, 60.
Testament, the New, written many years later than generally supposed, 454.
Therapeutæ, the, and Essenes the same, 423.
Thor, a Scandinavian god, 75;
considered the "Defender" and "Avenger," 75;
the Hercules of the Northern nations, 76;
the Sun personified, 76;
compared with David, 90, 91;
the son of Odin, 129.
Thoth, the deity itself, speaks and reveals to his elect among men the will of God, 60.
Thibet, the religion of, similar to Christianity, 400.
Three, a sacred number among all nations of antiquity, 368-378.
Thursday, sacred to the Scandinavian god, Thor, 32.
Tibet, the religion of, similar to Roman Christianity, 400.
Tien, the name of the Supreme Power among the Chinese, 476.
Titans, the, struggled against Jupiter, 388.
Tombs, the, of persons who never lived in the flesh were to be seen at different places, 510.
Tower, the, of Babel, 33;
parallels to, 35-37;
story of, borrowed from Chaldean sources, 102;
nowhere alluded to outside of Genesis, 103.
Transmigration of Souls, the, represented on Egyptian sculptures, 45;
taught by all nations of antiquity, 42-45.
Transubstantiation, the Heathen doctrine of, became a tenet of the Christian faith, 313, 314.
Tree, the, of Knowledge, 2, 3;
parallels to, 3-16;
a Phallic tree, 101;
Zoroaster hung upon the, 195.
Trefoil, the, a sacred plant among the Druids of Britain, 353.
Trimurti, the, of the Hindoos, 369;
the same as the Christian Trinity, 369, 370.
Trinity, the, doctrine of, the most mysterious of the Christian church, 368;
adored by the Brahmins of India, 369;
the inhabitants of China and Japan, 371;
the Egyptians, 373;
and many other nations of antiquity, 373-378;
can be explained by allegory only, 561.
Twelve, the number which applies to the twelve signs of the Zodiac, to be found in all religions of antiquity, 498.
Twins, the Mexican Eve the mother of, 15.
Types of Christ Jesus, Crishna, Buddha, Bacchus, Hercules, Adonis, Osiris, Horus, &c., all of them were, 408;
all the sun-gods of Paganism were, 500.
Typhon, the destroying principle in the Egyptian Trinity, corresponding to the Siva of the Hindoos, 561.
Upright Emblem, the, or the "Ashera," stood in the temple at Jerusalem, 47.
Uriel, the angel, borrowed from Chaldean sources, 109.
Ushas, the flame-red chariot of, compared to the fiery chariot of Elijah, 90.
Utsthala, the island of, 78.
Valentine, St., formerly the Scandinavian god Vila, 399.
Valhalla, the Scandinavian Paradise, 390.
Vasudeva, a name of Crishna, 114.
Vedas, the, antiquity of, 450.
Vedic Poems, the, show the origin and growth of Greek and Teutonic mythology, 468.
Venus, the Dove was sacred to the goddess, 357.
Vernal equinox, the, festivals held at the time of, by the nations of antiquity, 392.
Vespasian, the Miracles of, 268, 269.
Vestal Virgins, the, were bound by a solemn vow to preserve their chastity for a space of thirty years, 403.
Vicar of God on Earth, the Grand Lama of the Tartars considered to be the, 118.
Vila, the god, of the Scandinavians, changed to St. Valentine, 399.
Virgin, the worship of a, before the Christian era, 326.
Virgo, the, of the Zodiac personified as a Virgin Mother.
Vishnu, appeared as a fish, at the time of the Deluge, 25;
the mediating or preserving God in the Hindoo Trinity, 369.
Votan, of Guatemala, 130.
Votive offerings, given by the Heathen to their gods, and now practiced by the Christians, 258, 259.
Vows of Chastity, taken by the males and females who entered Pagan monasteries, 402, 403.
War in Heaven, the, believed in by the principal nations of antiquity, 368.
Wasi, the priest and law-giver of the Cherokees, 130.
Water, purification from sin by, a Pagan ceremony, 317-323.
Wednesday, Woden's or Odin's day, 393.
Welsh, the, as late as the seventeenth century, during eclipses, ran about beating kettles and pans, 536.
West, the sun-gods die in the, 493.
Wisdom, Ganesa the god of, 117.
Wise Men, worshiped the infant Jesus, 150;
worshiped the infant Crishna, 151;
worshiped the infant Buddha, 151;
and others, 151, 152.
Wittoba, the god, crucified, 185.
Wodin, or Odin, the supreme god of the Scandinavians, 393.
Wolf, the, an emblem of the Destroying power, 80.
Word, or Logos, the, of John's Gospel, of Pagan origin, 374.
World, the, destroy by a deluge, whenever all the planets met in the sign of Capricorn, 103.
Xaca, born of a Virgin, 119.
Xelhua, one of the seven giants rescued from the flood, 37.
Xerxes, the god of, is the devil of to-day, 391;
the Zend-avesta older than the inscriptions of, 452.
Xisuthrus, the deluge happened in the days of, 22;
was the tenth King of the Chaldeans, 23;
had three sons, 23;
was translated to heaven, 90.
X-P, the, was formerly a monogram of the Egyptian Saviour Osiris, but now the monogram of Christ Jesus, 350.
Yadu, became incarnate in the House of, 113.
Yao, or Jao, a sacred name, 49.
Yan-hwuy, the favorite disciples of Confucius, 121.
Yar, the angel, borrowed from Chaldean sources, 109.
Yen-she, the mother of Confucius, 121.
Y-ha-ho, a name esteemed sacred among the Egyptians, 48;
the same as Jehovah, 48.
Yezua, the name Jesus is pronounced in Hebrew, 196.
Yoni, the, attached to the head of the crucified Crishna, 185;
symbolized nature, 496.
Yôsêr, the term (Creator) first brought into use by the prophets of the Captivity, 99.
[Pg 589]Yu, a virgin-born Chinese sage, 120.
Yucatan, the Mayas of, worshiped a virgin-born god, 130;
crosses found in, 201.
Yule, the old name for Christmas, 365.
Yumna, the river, divided by Crishna, 57.
Zama, the only-begotten Son of the Supreme God, according to the Mayas of Yucatan, 130.
Zend-Avesta, the sacred writings of the Parsees, 7;
signifies the "Living Word" 59;
older than the cuneiform inscriptions of Cyrus, 452.
Zephyrinus, the truth corrupted by, 135.
Zeru-akerene, the Supreme God of the Persians, 245.
, supposed to be the Messiah, 432.
, the of Asia, became the, of the Greeks, 477.
Zeus, the Supreme God of the Greeks, 477;
visited Danae in a golden shower, 481.
Zome, a supernatural being worshiped in Brazil, 130.
Zoroaster, the Law giver of the Persians, 59;
receives the "Book of the Law" from Ormuzd, 59;
the Son of Ormuzd, 123;
a dangerous child, 169;
a "Divine Messenger," 194;
the "First-born of the Eternal One," 195;
performed miracles, 256;
the religion of the Persians established by, 451.
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