Pagan lies … part 4
In 2600, BCE, Horus is one of the most significant ancient Egyptian deities. He was worshipped from at least the late prehistoric Egypt until the Ptolemaic Kingdom and Roman Egypt. Horus is recorded in Egyptian hieroglyphs as ḥr.w “Falcon”; the pronunciation has been reconstructed as ħaːruw. Additional meanings are thought to have been “the distant one” or “one who is above, over”. (1)
In one of many varying stories about Horus and the epic battles against the god Set, it is said that Horus lost one eye in the victory. The remaining eye was endowed with special powers to protect the nation as the supreme ruler. As Hours the Elder he represented the god of light.
In Norse mythology, (600 CE) from which stems most surviving information about the god, Odin is associated with wisdom, healing, death, royalty, the gallows, knowledge, battle, sorcery, poetry, frenzy, and the runic alphabet. In Old Norse texts, Odin is depicted as one-eyed and long-bearded, frequently wielding a spear, and wearing a cloak and a broad hat. He is often accompanied by his animal companions, the wolves Geri and Freki and the ravens Huginn and Muninn, who bring him information from all over, and rides the flying, eight-legged steed Sleipnir across the sky and into the underworld.
In later folklore, Odin appears as a leader of the Wild Hunt, a ghostly procession of the dead through the winter sky. He is associated with charms and other forms of magic, particularly in Old English and Old Norse texts. Odin is often mentioned as the early inspiration for modern European and US Christmas traditions, more specifically that of Santa Claus. (2)
The concept of the Wild Hunt was first documented by the German folklorist Jacob Grimm, who interpreted the Wild Hunt phenomenon as having pre-Christian origins, stating the god Odin, had “lost his sociable character, his near familiar features, and assumed the aspect of a dark and dreadful power, a specter and a devil.” (3)
Historian Ronald Hutton noted that there was “a powerful and well-established international scholarly tradition” which argued that the Medieval Wild Hunt legends were an influence on the development of the Early Modern ideas of the Witches’ Sabbath.
One should take notice of the similarities between Odin and Horus. One eyed deities of the sky realm. The culmination of Horus to the modern day Odin came in the Roman conquering of Egypt.
Additionally, we can derive the establishment of the December 25th origins of Christmas belonging to the celebration of Odin, Horus, and the Witches’ Sabbath.
Christmas is a GLARING affront to the One True God and the birth of the Savior.
(1) “The Oxford Guide: Essential Guide to Egyptian Mythology”, Edited by Donald B. Redford, Horus: by Edmund S. Meltzer, pp. 164–168, Berkley, 2003, ISBN 0-425-19096-X
(2) The Norwegian American – Don’t take the Odin out of Yule
(3) Schön, Ebbe. (2004). Asa-Tors hammare, Gudar och jättar i tro och tradition (Fält & Hässler, Värnamo). ISBN 91-89660-41-2 pp. 201–205.