An analysis of the greek civilization in the illiad by homer

Designing a mythology game provides students with an ideal opportunity to put their creative imaginations to work.

An analysis of the greek civilization in the illiad by homer

April 7, This was not the basis for Jesus Christ. The movie spent over 30 minutes attacking the Bible and the Christian faith and specifically the idea that the story of Jesus Christ in the Gospels is nothing more than a copy of the story of the Egyptian God Horus, Mithras and other pagan gods.

This article will show that not only are these claims incorrect and lack any substantive evidence, but that they are part of a greater spiritual agenda that Dan Brown, the Zeitgeist film and others have in common.

Was Jesus a Copy of Horus? The Egyptian God Horus.

An analysis of the greek civilization in the illiad by homer

The Zeitgeist film makes a number of wild statements about Horus to attempt to prove that Jesus is a copy. The most famous by far, was that Horus was born from his mother Isis, who was not a virgin, but rather a widow of the slain Osiris. Through sorcery, Isis, assembled the body of Osiris and was impregnated with his phallus.

Clearly this was a sexual union and not a virgin birth. It never tells us the number of wise men.

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They came to his family home when he was a toddler. Even if this were the case, they are just stars and not actual people who followed Horus, preached about him or recorded his life. This is another empty and false claim. Dead for three days. Additionally, crucifixion was a method of execution invented by the Roman Empire thousands of years after the time of the Horus myth.

So the Zeitgeist creators know most people will not research their attacks and just take it as factual just as Dan Brown did with the numerous inaccuracies of the DaVinci Code.

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Was Jesus a Copy of Mithras? Ancient art depicting Mithras being born out of a rock. Zeitgeist continues as do the skeptics with the idea that Christianity itself is a copy of the cult of Mithras, which was popularized in Rome in the 1st to 4th Century AD note that it sprung up in Rome after the death of Christ and centuries after the Old Testament prophecies of the Coming Messiah.

But according to historians, Mithras was born from a rock, not from a virgin or from a person at all. Such a blatant inconsistency should show a serious flaw in Mithraism research, but the Zeitgeist team again overlooks this. Furthermore, this relief dates to 4th century A. Mithras and his "12 disciples.

The earliest writings are from outsiders recording their observations.

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So most of the wild assertions of Zeitgeist are just being based on this piece of art. Franz Cumontconsidered the first great researcher of Mithras claimed that the disciples in the relief were actually people dressed up as Zodiac signs, showing how ludicrous the effort to link Mithras to Jesus can get.

In Mithraism, Mithras never dies. In Mithraism there is no historical mention of crucifixion, burial or resurrection in any artwork or text. In a critique of this theory, researcher Ronald Nash writes: Mithraism had no concept of the death and resurrection of its god and no place for any concept of rebirth—at least during its early stages.

But I know of no references to a supposed death and resurrection. Thus a basic examination of the factual evidence shows that the Bible did not plagiarize from the story of Mithras.

Was Jesus Christ an Imitation of Dionysis? Dionysus the Greco Roman god of wine. Dionysus also known as Bacchus was a Greek and Roman god of wine. The authors claimed that the amulet was a depiction of the god Dionysus on a cross, and thus, they concluded, Christianity must have copied the crucifixion account from the Greek god.By Patrick Deneen My students are know-nothings.

They are exceedingly nice, pleasant, trustworthy, mostly honest, well-intentioned, and utterly decent. But their brains are largely empty, devoid of any substantial knowledge that might be the fruits of an education in an inheritance and a gift of a previous generation.

They are the culmination of western civilization. This article looks at proof that Jesus was not a copy of pagan gods. Historical evidence for the Gospel account of Jesus Christ.

The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War [Caroline Alexander] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Spectacular and constantly surprising. -Ken Burns Written with the authority of a scholar and the vigor of a bestselling narrative historian. Troy and Homer: Towards a Solution of an Old Mystery (): Joachim Latacz, Kevin Windle, Rosh Ireland: Books. R. Peterson’s fine study, The Classical World (), which includes an analysis of 43 Greek, and 32 Roman figures, is persuasive.

Dr. Peterson explains that the Romans painted their death masks to preserve the color, as . The Classical period or Golden age of Greece, from around to BC, has given us the great monuments, art, philosophy, architecture and literature which are the building blocks of our own civilization.

What Race Were the Greeks and Romans?, by John Harrison Sims - The Unz Review