04 December 2009
Crucifiction and Solstice myth a new concoction.
I sort of doubt that since I live in a county that has Avebury and Stonehenge stone circles. Avebury is one of the largest Neolithic monuments in Europe and about 5,000 years old. These are only a couple of the ancient monuments that point to where the sun rises on the solstice.
Neither is the bit from Zeitgeist about the stars aligning in the Night Sky of the Winter Solstice as seen from a northern sky. The three stars in Orion’s Belt align with the brightest star in the eastern sky Sirius to show where the Sun will rise in the morning after winter solstice. At about three BC it is said that “three wise men” or “three Kings” came from the East following a “bright star” to witness the “Son of God” being born. It is interesting that to this day this birth is celebrated year after year coinciding with the Winter Solstice, the place where the Sun was traditionally thought to be “re-born” each year.
Also, the Crucifiction myth has been pretty well gone over starting with Kersey Graves: The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors. The problem with the Cult of Mithra is that not much is known about the beliefs of the cult of Mithras. I mean mystery should clue you in that one needed to be initiated before one learned about the cult. But, Mithras wasn't the only mystery religion in the ancient world. For example, the Eleusinian Mysteries date back to the the Mycenean period (c. 1600 BC).
So, perhaps it is easy to dismiss the mystery religions if one hasn't been to the ancient world, however, there are signs of them throughout Europe. The Temple of Mithras in London is one of the most famous of all 20th century Roman discoveries in the City of London. One finds even more evidence of these cults as one travels to the lands that were once Ancient Rome and Greece (Britain once being a part of the Roman Empire).