Cybele and Dagon - Amphibious Gods


October 12, 2002

This all started when someone wrote and told me that I played the role of the goddess, Cybele.

Sybil.........Multiple Personality Disorder....... maybe.......

I decided to do a search for Cybele.......

"The Great Goddess of Asia Minor is the oldest true Goddess known, predating the Goddesses of the Sumerian and Egyptians by at least 5,000 years."

Now that was impressive........

"The priestesses of The Great Pagan Goddess, Cybele (Kybele - cave dweller) would, through a transformation by the Greeks, be confused with and eventually known as the Sibyls.

While there have been Goddess figurines found which date to 30,000 years ago, they come to us without knowledge of their origin or character of the Goddess they represent. A figurine found at �atal H�y�k, dating to 8,000 year ago, depicts the Mother Goddess squatting in the process of giving birth while flanked by two leopards.

In later centuries, the leopards would be changed to lions - the metamorphosed Atalanta and Hippomenes, though leopards were considered to be female lions by the ancients. Her worship was originally combined with that of the Bull of Heaven which is also prominently displayed at �atal H�y�k.

Cybele was worshipped in Rome and was also called the "Magna Mater", or the great queen mother goddess, which evolved into Catholic Mariology.

The priesthood of Cybele was composed of castrated males, which parallels the celibate priesthood of Catholicism. The basilica of Saint Peter's, according to some, stands upon the former site of Cybele's main temple in Rome. The ruins of temple to Cybele / Magna Mater can still be seen today in Rome on Palatine hill.

The mitre on the head of the goddess Cybele is striking similarity to the 'fish head' of the God Dagon. (See below)

There are some scholars who say the fish head hat of the priests of Enki (a Sumerarian god of the Earth and world order) later became the miter of the bishops.

Enki was part of the tri gods who was considered the god of 'water' and the one having devised men as slaves to the gods. Just as the Dagon priests sprinkled holy water in ceremony, so too did the priests of Enki- this god of water. He was even commonly represented as a half-fish, half-goat creature.

In actuality calling Christians fish, symbolizing them with the fish, and calling the disciples as fishers of men has little or nothing to do with the Jesus of Capernaum. Dagon's son was Baal the god of harvest. The many analogies of the fish and the mentions of harvests, wheat and tare, the seeds along with shining sunlight and water flowing to watering it, are all lures to converge the mystery cults in with the new compiled religion.

In fact the tradition of eating fish on Friday comes from many different pagan cultures. Aphrodite Salacia, the fish Goddess, was worshipped by her followers on her sacred day of Friday. They ate fish and engaging in orgies. Which is how the word "salacious" meaning lustful became used. The Christian church assimilated this tradition by requiring the faithful to eat fish on Friday.

Throughout the Mediterranean, mystery religions used fish, wine and bread for their sacramental meal and ancient Rome called Friday "dies veneris" or Day of Venus, the Pagan goddess. Venus is the one in the fable of the mystic egg of the Babylonians about the giant egg falling from heaven into the River Euphrates. The fishes rolled it to the bank where the doves having perched upon it, hatched it. What came out of this egg was Venus-also referred to as the morning star. Venus afterwards was called the Assyrian goddess or Astarte, the queen of heaven.

In all of these stories we find the tradition of Easter born from these mystery legends as Easter was just another name for Astarte. This festival in ancient Babylonianism of Astarte (known as Istar or Easter), was about her son coming back from the dead which is why the Easter celebration has the symbolic egg as well as the Astarte name for the celebration of the borrowed mythical resurrection of the Bright Morning Star -Jesus (Revelation 22:16).

This unnerving instrument, covered with tiny deities, was apparently utilised in mystical ceremonies, probably associated with the oriental goddess, Cybele. Eleven inches long and made of bronze, it resembles the castration clamps used by ancient vets and is thought to have been employed on human 'volunteers'. Remorseful after his infidelity to Cybele, Atys castrated himself and her more enthusiastic followers were apparently willing to adopt a similar lifestyle. The clamp's presence in the River Thames may either have been due to a pagan desire to preserve it or a Christian desire to destroy it.

I suppose one could call this the original nutcracker! Ouch!


Dagon

Dagon's origin was supposedly the Sirius star system, which takes us back to the Nommos - Dogon - Amphibious Gods and good old Nibiru!

I don't feel connected to Cybele, but rather to Dagon who poses a lot like Z - Zoroaster.

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Zoroaster - the Faravahar or Farohar

Somehow through the myth and mystery of it all, it still comes through as the same character. I can track the signatures - all the same. This Cybele connection did set off my chakras - indicating a soul connection somewhere in the parallel realities / cycles of time of the program.

Thus spake Zarathrustra, the prophet ....Thus wrote Thoth, the Scribe.

In the role of Dagon - he was the god of the Philistines mentioned in the Old Testament in connection with the Ark of the Covenant. The Philistines placed the captured Ark in a temple of Dagon in Ashdod, before the statue of Dagon. The next morning they found the statue lying on its face on the temple floor. They set it upright again, but the morning after the statue was again lying face down on the floor, this time with its head and hands broken off. The Hebrews regarded this as a sign of the Ark's power (Samuel 5:1-7).

Dagon was a Semitic god adopted by the Philistines after their invasion of Canaan.

Dagon (or Dagan) was worshipped in Mesopotamia at Ur in 2500 BC. His cult was popular among the Assyrians. He probably began his existence as a god of vegetation and evolved into a storm god.

The Hebrew name Dagon means "Great Fish." The god was variously described as a fish god, an idol with the head and hands of a man and the tail of a fish, and as half-woman and half-fish. The woodcut from Kircher, shown above, adopts the latter representation.

An identification or association was sometimes made between Dagon and the goddess Atargatis (or Atergata), who had the upper body of a woman and the lower body of a fish. Atargatis was worshipped in Carnaim, a town in Bashan. The fishtail on the goddess was said to represent her journey through the Underworld. Atargatis was an ancient Syrian goddess. She belongs to the general pattern of mother goddesses that were worshiped throughout Asia and Greece. In Rome she was called 'Dea Syria.'

Myths and more myths.....Metaphors and more metaphors.......

Below is a cylinder seal with Zoroaster above two fish headed gods. Click on William Henry's and then click on 'The Stairway to Heaven, The Return of Planet X' to read more. Good article. Of course this all links with the Middle east - the wars in the Persian Gulf area - and the war ahead.......

Z shows up everywhere, in all roles.


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