As posted earlier, the Bahomet meme is mostly put together during the nineteenth century part inspired by scraps of the Templar in particular and the secret societies in vogue.
Thus much antiquarian research has been folded in. This well worth revisiting. What we are seeing are pieces of the old pagan theology supplanted by Christianity.
Add in the plausible insight that the material can also hold channeled information as well and this remains worthwhile.
Temple of Castor and Pollux, identified by Louis, Duc de Blacas
Athena with gorgon head on Aegis shield and Nike in hand
Athena freed from the head of Zeus. But where is her armor?
The Ophite Bowl
Tab. II, fig. 3, Mysterium Baphometis Revelatum
Memorial to Dr. Frederic Münter, Bishop of Seeländ
By it, souls not having Gnosis are absorbed, and through its tail, [they are] poured back into this world. We will, however, find below, in the explanation by Schoengrad regarding the sculptures of the churches of the Templars, an image of such a dragon swallowing down and pouring back the infant. It is sufficient here to notice that that man who, in the relief of the second bowl, drags the infant out of the dragon’s jaw, represents a true Gnostic who, by pouring Gnosis into the infant, hinders him from being absorbed by the world.
The River of Lethe, Thomas Benjamin Kennington, 1890
Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, baptizing an initiate of Orphic Mysteries with the waters of sobriety
Fay ce que devras (“Do what thou wouldst”), the phrase written on the Front of Rabelais’ fictional “Abbey of Thelema”
Munkir and Nakir, as depicted by Zakariya ibn Muhammad Qazwini
Camels bowing down to Mohammed as an angel anoints him with fluid
A Roman with his catamite
Zeus as an anguipede, raping a human
A medieval rendering of the same incident
Mithraic relief from Heddernheim showing the sacred bull being sodomized by the Chiaramonti. From Franz Cumont’s Mysteries of Mithras.
Mithras emerging from the rock
Templar effigies at Temple Church in London
Tab. IV, fig. 19-20. Does the knight represent Ottone? (See below)
The biscione of Milan
Logo for Alfa-Romeo cars, featuring biscione and St. George’s cross
Ottone defeating Voluce
Biscione in the midst of a hydra
Ottone Visconti leads Milan’s surrender to Barbarossa, March 1, 1162
Various depictions of Matsya
Melusine flies away from Fulk the Black’s castle
Arms of the House of Sforza
Oddone of Savoy
Arms of the House of Grandson
Tab. V, fig. 93, front and back
Tab. V, fig. 94
Tab. V, fig. 94-95
Left: Otto II, Margrave of Brandenberg
This coin has been labeled by a numismatics website as featuring Heinrich II von Rotteneck, Prince-Bishop of Regensburg (-1277-1296) on the obverse side (left), with his head “between two pillars.” On the reverse side (right),where the image is almost completely obliterated, the samesite says there was once “probably” an image of “Otto III… Duke of Lower Bavaria in 1290 and King of Hungary in 1305.”
Left: One-Eyed Odin. Right: Tab. I, fig. 5, Mysterium Baphometis Revelatum, allegedly
Wotan riding white horse, slaying dragon, just like St. George
Tab. V, fig. 100
Ouroboros fellating himself
In the case of the leviathans, it is said numerous times in the Bible that at the End of Times, God will slaughter them and feed their flesh to the righteous among men. This will take place at a feast with the messiah in the New Jerusalem, inside of a tent made from the monsters’ skin. This is what the Jewish festival known as the “Feast of the Tabernacles” is meant to celebrate, and it is probably why the early Christians adopted the fish as their symbol.
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and they [are shown accompanying] initiates into the sepulcher.
Tab. V, fig. 19 Professor X, whose main expertise was Latin, also attempted his best at translating several of the Greek words and phrases in the document. But he threw up his hands at the meaning of this word, which he had taken to be κτειδα and transliterated as Kteida (which Google translates as meaning “instances”). I think the word here is something related to κῆτος (kētos, meaning “whale or sea monster,” the source of the English word “cetaceans,” denoting large sea animals. The plural form of this word is κήτη or κήτεα (kētē or kētea). In Latin, these same words were expressed as cetus and cetea, and this is the source of the name of the constellation Cetus, “the whale.” Interestingly, there is another possible translation of the Greek κήτεα—“gardens”—that is highly significant if you consider the idea that the Garden of Eden was actually in the womb of the mother goddess, Gaia.Before I came across this family of Greek words, I had decided that the first character of the Greek word in the original text was intended to be a lower-case lambda (λ), equivalent to an “l,” and thus rendering the word λτειδα: “lydia.”But amazingly, I managed to arrived at the same set of myths and symbols coming from that direction that I would have found if I had already known about Cetus. This is because the defeat of the Lydian Dragon—who is in fact the same figure as Cetus— by Hercules is indeed a feature often depicted on kraters associated with the cult of Dionysus, a god who was thought to have come from Lydia. Snakes can be seen wrapped around all of the initiates of a Dionysian ritual procession on the famous “Lydos krater” on display in the New York Metropolitan Museum.
Hercules vs. the “Trojan Ketos.” Theoi.com refers to the weapon as a “fish-hook.” Note the otter behind the Ketos.