2005-10-28 Opinion: There are inscriptions at the Temple at Luxor that date back to around 2,500 BC that tell the life . . .

There are inscriptions at the Temple at Luxor that date back to around 2,500 BC that tell the life of Horus the Elder, the Egyptian Sun-God. His story is a remarkable one. Here are a few highlights.

  • Horus’ father was Osiris, his mother Isis, the virgin goddess
  • His birth was heralded by the coming of Sirius, the dog-star. He was born in a cave in the presence of some shepherds.
  • His birth was celebrated around the winter solstice when a baby in a manger was paraded through town
  • When he was 30, he was baptised in the Eridanus by Anup the Baptiser, who was later beheaded
  • Horus was taken up to a high mountain by Set, who tried to make Horus succumb to temptation. He failed.
  • Among other things, Horus walked on water, cast out demons, healed the sick, restored sight to the blind. He “stilled the sea by his power.”
  • Horus raised his father back from the dead. Osiris was known in Roman times as Elasarus.
  • Horus was crucified between two thieves then placed in a tomb. Hed descended to Hell, then returned to life three days later.

2,500BC. In Egypt.

Time to rethink all you know about mythology and religion, perhaps?

(source: here and others. Google for more info).

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