"In contrast to the ancient deities of Egypt,
Sarapis was a late comer among the gods of Eygpt. His cult seems ot have been
founded in Alexandria by Ptolemy I before 283
- David Magie1
"In the city on the
borders of Egypt which boasts
Alexander of Macedonia
as its founder, Serapis and Isis
are worshiped with a reverence that is almost fanatical.
the sun, under the name of Serapis, is the object of all this
reverence is either the basket set on the head of the god or the figure of a
three-headed creature placed by his statue.
The middle head of this
figure, which is also the largest, represents a lion's; on the right a dog
raises its head with a gentle and fawning air; and on the left the neck ends in
the head of a ravening wolf.
All three beasts are joined together by the
coils of a serpent whose head returns to the god's
right hand which keeps the monster in
check." - Macrobius, Saturnalia
"When Egypt became the kingdom of
the Ptolemies, they found a thousand year old culture with a flourishing
religiosity focused on the Pharaoh.
In order to establish a stable
power base in the country, the foreign rulers had to respond to the needs of
their Egyptian subjects, who made up most of the population of their kingdom.
For their official public image, the Ptolemies therefore assumed not
only the Hellenistic portrayal of a basileus, but they also became Egyptian
Pharaohs." - Stefan Pfeiffer
The cult of the Apis bull started at
the very beginning of Egyptian history as a fertility god connected to grain
and the herds.
In the land of Canaan the Apis
bull was known as Baal.
Osirapis was the sacred ascended bull of
Memphis after its death according to the hieroglyphic texts which were found on
stelae and other objects in the Serapeum at Sakkara.
Serapis was a synthetic deity derived from
the worship of the Egyptian
Osiris and Apis (Osiris + Apis =
Greek and Roman authors have much to say about Apis,
the marks by which the black bull-calf was recognized, the manner of his
conception by a ray from heaven, his house at Memphis with court for disporting
himself, the mode of prognostication from his actions, the mourning at his
death, his costly burial, and the rejoicings throughout the country when a new
Apis was found.
"There is no description of the Mass, for
instance, in the gospels, it came in from antique
sources; so the key of God
in the Christian cult is the magic key with the power to open or shut."
Carl Jung, Modern Psychology, Page 189
The Apis bull, a manifestation
of Pharaoh, symbolized the king's courageous heart, great strength, virility,
and fighting spirit.
excavation of the Serapeum of Saqqara revealed the tombs of over sixty animals,
ranging from the time of Amenhotep III to that of
the Ptolemaic dynasty.
Each animal was buried in a separate tomb with a
chapel built above.
BC Herodotus equates the Egyptian
god Osiris and the Greek god
III of Macedonia founds Alexandria.
Alexandria becomes not
only a center of Hellenism but also
home to the largest Hebrew community in the world.
Traditions of the Hebrews is codified and recorded in the Mishnah in Mishnaic
Hebrew with some parts in Aramaic.
304 BC Ptolemy I
succeeds Alexander III of
Macedonia and assumes the
traditional title of Pharaoh.
Ptolemy I Soter I (Ptolemy the Savior) promotes Serapis while
adding Hellenistic overtones most notable in the use of a human headed idol
rather than an animal headed idol like Anubus.
The followers of Serapis
endorse him as the patron of Alexandria.
The composite term Serapis is
found around the start of the first century BC, for example in Aegyptiaca by
Hecataeus of Abdera, and in works by Leon of Pella.
At the time of the
birth of Jesus of
Nazareth the Gnostic Mystery of the Serapis was well ensconced in
"When in ancient times a pestilence arose in Egypt, the
common people ascribed their troubles to the workings of a divine agency; with
many strangers dwelling in their midst and practicing different rites of
religion, their own traditional observances
in honor of the gods had fallen into disuse.
Hence the natives of
the land surmised that unless they removed the foreigners, their troubles would
never be resolved.
The aliens were driven from the country. The most
outstanding and active among them banded together and were cast ashore in
Greece; their leaders were notable men, chief among them being Danaus and
The greater number were driven into what is now called Judaea,
which is not far distant from Egypt.
The colony was headed by a man
called Moshe Rabbenu, outstanding
both for his wisdom and for his courage.
On taking possession of the
Land of Cannan he founded
He established the temple that they
hold in chief veneration, instituted their forms of worship and ritual, drew up
laws and ordered political institutions.
Moshe Rabbenu divided them into
twelve tribes, since this is regarded as the most
perfect number corresponding to the number of months a year.
He had no images of gods, being
of the opinion God is not in human form;
the Heaven that surrounds
the earth is alone divine, and rules the universe.
that he established differ from those of other nations, as does their way of
living, for as a result of their own expulsion from Egypt he introduced
a kind of misanthropic and inhospitable way
of life." - Aegyptiaca by Hecataeus of Abdera
The Gnostic Mystery of
the Serapis included:
Humanities Savior is the Son of the Creator = the
Creator made flesh;
Father of the
Savior resides in heaven while the mother is a mortal
Serapis' birth was prophesized by
a star in the
Serapis was born
in a shed before three shepherds.
Followers of Serapis are
born again through
the rites of
Serapis miraculously turned water into wine at the marriage
Serapis is powerless to perform miracles
in his own
Serapis ride into town on a donkey while people wave palm
Serapis had 12 disciples.
Accused of licentious behavior
Serapis is hung on a tree.
Serapis dies at the
Vernal Equinox as
a sacrifice for the sins of the world,
descends to hell after bodily
death, and on the third day his tomb is visited
by three female followers, he rises from the dead and ascends to
resurrection are celebrated by
a ritual meal of bread and wine, which
symbolize his body and blood.
Gnostic mystery schools existed
in the eastern Mediterranean during the late classical antiquity period,
including the Eleusinian,
Dionysian, Orphic and Mithraic
mysteries as well as the Mystery of
Some of the many divinities that the
Romans nominally adopted from other
cultures also came to be worshiped in the Gnostic mysteries - for instance
Egyptian Isis, Thracian/Phrygian
Sabazius and Phrygian
At the heart of the
Gnostic Mystery of
Christ is the myth of a dying and resurrecting god taking human form, an
Avatar, known by different names in different cultures:
- in Egypt
Osiris and later Serapis;
- in Asia
- in Italy
- in Sumeria
This dying and resurrecting god had
been popular throughout the ancient world for centuries and carried many local
names but was mostly seen as a Bull as seen in the Canaanite god of fertility
Baal. (Age of Taurus)
It was the cross
pollination with Hellenism, which always modeled the gods in human
form, that allowed, first, the Alexandrian followers of
Serapis and, then, the
Essenes to model the
Dying and Resurrecting God on, first, the
Greek ruler Ptolemy I, and, then,
The name 'Osiris-Dionysus' was sometimes used
to denote the universal composite
nature of reality in much the same way that the term
Serapis was used before being
replace by the term Chrestus.
(Christus) was another name for the Egyptian god,
Chrestus may be translated as
Constantine, searching for
a new State religion to
unite the far flung reaches of the Roman Empire, sees a cross in the
sky and cobbles together existing
Mystery of Serapis
Mystery of Mithras
Mishnah generated by
the Hebrews in Alexandria becomes the Septuagint.
Tales and sayings of Jesus become
the Synoptic Gospels.
John the Presbyter writes the
Gospel of John and Revelation.
Writings of Saul of Tarsus, the
Father of Christianity are
The whole narrative is hermeneutically unified by
Jerome of Stridon.
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