People claimed to be son of god

In religio-mythology, people claimed to be son of god, or “people claiming to be Jesus” or “people claiming to be Horus”, is a phenomenon dating generally to the formation of the Egyptian first dynasty (3100BC), wherein each pharaoh claimed to be the son of Ra, a model that transmogrified later into the Horus son of Osiris model (2400-300BC), then into the Jesus son of God (200BC-present) model.

Overview
The exact origin of the “people claiming to be son of god” is a bit elusive, but is one that generally originated in first dynasty, wherein Egyptian pharaohs began to be given the assumed title of son of Ra and or Horus "favorite son of Ra." [1]

Though, to note, some discrepancy as to which specific dynasty this model became fixated.

African-born American African philosophy scholar Theophile Obenga, in his 2008 chapter “Egypt: Ancient History of African Philosophy”, states that pharaoh began to assume the title “Son of Ra” (sa-Ra) from the 5th dynasty (2498-2345BC) onward. [2]

British Egyptologist Stephen Quirke, in his 2001 The Cult of Ra: Sun-worship in Ancient Egypt, traces the model of the king with the central title “Son of Ra” from the 3rd millennium BC to the Roman conquest of Egypt to the rise of Christianity, albeit he ends his discourse with Akhenaten (c.1370-1335BC), which he describes as the “most exclusive son of Ra, who transformed the Ra cult into the royal worship of the sun-disk, Aten”. [3]

The period between end of the reign of Akhenaten (1335BC) and the Edict of Thessalonica (380AD), which made Christianity the state religion (Ѻ) of the Roman empire, in respect to chronology of state leaders claiming son of divinity, and the transition from the polytheistic model of “Horus son of Ra/Osiris” to trinity conceptualized monotheism of “Jesus son of God” model, is one of the more blurry periods of historical certainty to document precisely, for a number of reasons, including the primary one that Akhenaten-like monotheism was illegal throughout this 1,600-year period, up until the 313AD when Constantine and Licinius issued the Edict of Milan decriminalizing Christian worship. (Ѻ)

Egyptologist Gerald Massey, to cite an earlier date, traces Jesus myth back through the Horus myth back through some 10,000 years into stellar constellation arguments. (Ѻ)

Pharaohs eventually, to note, came to be associated with Osiris as well, according to the logic that in life they were incarnations of Horus, in death, they became incarnations of Osiris. This reinforced the story of Horus and Osiris from mythology, portraying the current king as Horus and his deceased father as Osiris. [1]

Recent
The following are recent people claimed to be Jesus son of God examples:

Founded
Name
Religion
1820Joseph Smith 75Joseph Smith
(1805-1844)
Medium: Claimed revelations
Mormons
15M followers
Type: Modified Christianity
1879Charles Russell 75Charles Russell
(1852-1916)
Medium: none
Jehovah’s Witnesses
8-20M followers
Type: Modified Christianity
1854 Sun Moon 75Sun Moon
(1920-2012)
Medium: Claimed to be Jesus Christ incarnate
Unification Church
1-2M followers
Type: Modified Christianity
1973 Jose Miranda 75Jose Miranda
(1946-2013)
Medium: claims the resurrected Jesus Christ “integrated himself within me” following visit by two angels
Note: interviewed (Ѻ) by Bill Maher in Religulous (2008)
Growing in Grace International
1-2M followers
Type: Modified Christianity
1990 Sergey Torop (aka Vissarion)
(1961-)
Medium: Claims to be Jesus Christ returned, in the form of the “word of god”, penned a book called the Last Testament, founded community in Southern Siberia in 1990.
Note: see 5M+ view Vice (Ѻ) documentary.
Community of Unified Faith
4K person settlement in Siberia
10K followers

See the Wikipedia "list of people claimed to be Jesus" and "list of people who have been considered deities" for more examples of the above. [4] A concordant list, prior to the transition from Osiris-Horus (1900BC) to Jesus (100AD), would be an Hmolpedia "list of Horus copies", which would seem to include Krisha, Mithra, Dionysus (Bacchus), Buddha, etc.

References
1. Centanni, Evan. (2014). “What God Gave the Pharaohs the Right to Rule?”, Synonym.com.
2. (a) Obenga, Theophile. (2008). “Egypt: Ancient History of African Philosophy”, in: A Companion to African Philosophy (editor: Kwasi Wiredu) (§1:31-49; esp. 40). Wiley.
(b) Theophile Obenga – Wikipedia.
3. (a) Quirke, Stephen. (2001). The Cult of Ra: Sun-worship in Ancient Egypt: Sun-worship in Ancient Egypt from the Pyramids to Cleopatra (abs). Thames & Hudson.
(b) Stephen Quirke – Wikipedia.
4. (a) List of people claimed to be Jesus – Wikipedia.
(b) List of people who have been considered deities – Wikipedia.

External links
List of messiah claimants – Wikipedia.

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