Adonis

In religio-mythology, Adonis was a god, in Greek mythology (see: Greek pantheon), of beauty and desire, generally categorized, via god character equivalents, as a Horus rescript or as a Horus motif god.

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“An analysis of our Easter rituals, which seemingly purport purely Christian significance, will reveal that similar miraculous events occurred in faiths of civilizations which preceded the Christian era by thousands of years. For example, Dupuis writes' that Krishna, the crucified Hindu Savior, rose from the dead. Similar stories circulated about Buddha' the Chinese Lao-Kium, and Zoroaster. Ovid's poem, written at the time of the Roman Emperor Augustus, describes Aesculapius, the ‘son of god’, as being put to death and being resurrected. Likewise, the savior Adonis or Tammuz, after being put to death, arose from the dead. Julius Firmicius, an eminent early Christian priest and scholar who lived during the reign of Constantine and therefore at the time of the Council of Nicaea (325 AD) gives an account of the rites of Adonis. He is struck by the similarity of the heathen mysteries with the Christian sacrament honoring the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus. Alexander Murray quotes the exclamation which the ancient Greeks used during their Easter festival: ‘Adonis lives and is risen again’. In our Christian Easter services, the name of Christ replaces Adonis. Bonwick, Prichard, and other authoritative writers agree that Adonis was to the ancient Greeks, Osiris, the Egyptian savior. Osiris, too, was put do death, whence he rose from the dad. The worship of Osiris was universal in Egypt prior to any similar worship in the Mediterranean region.”
Karel Hujer (1946), “The Astronomical Significance of Easter” [1]

References
1. Hujer, Karel. (1946). “The Astronomical Significance of Easter” (Ѻ), Popular Astronomy, 154:131-34.

External links
Adonis – Wikipedia.

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