Romualdo Gentilucci

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In 1848, Gentilucci, in his Life of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, states the following about Eve and the Virgin Mary: [1]

“The divine oracle, which promised to the world the Virgin who was to bear the Son of God, the regenerator of the human race, fallen by sin, has been a constant tradition preserved in its purity among the children of Adam, from the deluge to the time when Moses committed it to writing in the book of Genesis. This prophecy of the woman promised by the Almighty to our first parents in Eden, the woman who was one day to crush the serpent's head, has indubitably been the source of the primitive ideas, which prevail in the theogonies of the different nations of the world; in all we find, amid alterations produced by time, some trace of the Virgin restorer, of the earthly paradise, the fatal sin or the tree of life; and from this the belief has been transmitted among infidel nations to our day.”

Gentilucci then footnotes this, regarding “alterations”, having the general idea that Adam and Eve were the first humans and all other cultures, or "infidels" as he calls them, copied this general framework, as follows:

“The Persians believe that the genius of evil, Ahriman, seduced our first parents under the form of a serpent; and they gave the name of Athele to the solitary tree preserved amid the rains of Babylon.

The Tibetans say that the knowledge of their nakedness was revealed by their tasting the fruit of the Schime, which is as sweet and white as sugar.

The Tartars attribute our fall to a plant of exquisite sweetness.

The account of the woman seduced at the foot of the tree and that of god's wrath, were traditional among the Iroquois.

The Brahmins [see: Hinduism] give a wonderful account of their Chorcam or paradise, in which grew a tree that would have given man immortality had he been permitted to eat of it. They also believe that a god-made man was to be born of a virgin, by divine operation; hence the incarnation of their Juggernaut and the birth of Krishna in a grotto where he was adored by shepherds and angels.

The Lamas [see: Buddhism] have their Buddha, born of the virgin Maha-Mahai.

Sommono-Khodom, legislator and God of Siam, is the son of a virgin who conceived by the rays of the sun. Lao-Tseu [Laozi] became incarnate in the womb of a black virgin, compared to jasper for her wondrous beauty.

In Paraguay, a woman of surpassing beauty becomes a mother, yet remains a virgin; and her son, after performing numberless miracles, is carried to heaven in the presence of his disciples, and is transformed into the sun.

In Tibet, Japan, and some parts of India, the God Fo became incarnate in the womb of the nymph Llamoghiuprul, espoused to a king, the fairest and holiest of women.

In China, Shing-Mn, the most popular of goddesses, conceived by the touch of a water lily, and her son brought up by a fisherman, became illustrious and wrought miracles. Dogdo has a dream and a vision in Babylon; the heavenly light which illumined her countenance while she slept, renders herself as beautiful as the day star.

Zerdusht, Zoroaster, or more properly Ebraim-zer-Atencht, the celebrated poet of the Magi, is the fruit of this vision; he was saved by his mother, when the tyrant Nembrat killed all the pregnant women in his kingdom, because his astrologers had foretold that a child about to be born would menace his gods and his throne.

Among the Egyptians, the zodiacal Isis is a virgin mother.

That of the Druids was to bear the Savior, &c. &c.”

Gentilucci ends this foot note with see: Elias Schedius (1615-1641) (Ѻ)(Ѻ) (De Dis Germanis, cxiii); Kircher; Tavernier; Nicholas Boulanger (1761) (Ѻ); Roselli de Lorgnes (Le Christ devant le Grand Pretre, c. ix.); Ludovico Muratori (1672-1750). (Ѻ)

1. Gentilucci, Romualdo. (1848). Life of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary (pgs. 25-26). E. Dunigan, 1860.

External links
Gentilucci, Romualdo – WorldCat Identities.

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