What is certain about the Goddess religion
since ancient times?
The Goddess religion since ancient times.
My grandmother and greatgrandmother did tell me many things
about the Goddess religion.
My greatgrandmother saw the Goddess religion still as a reality.
She had been involved herself in younger years and told of experiences of her own life.
My grandmother only knew from stories and hearsay of neighbours in her youth.
The things they told me were remarkably in the same line as the
scientific archaeological results of hundreds of excavations
in Goddess centres by professor Marijah Gimbutas.
The University of California has published the book "The Goddesses and Gods
of Old Europe" with the results of intensive research in many places of the
Goddess civilization, which Prof Gimbutas calls "Old Europe".
In this book the Goddess religion
comes forward as the Goddess civilization undisturbed and peaceful
from 9000BC until 3200BC.
The Minoan civilization of Crete and Mycene and Cyprus
was a direct branch of the Goddess civilization.
Directly after the melting of the Ice Caps in Europe,
the Goddess religion emerges in Ukraine, Moldavia, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia,
Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Albania, Greece and Bulgaria.
Cities arise with Goddess sanctuaries.
From 5300BC writings are known
although symbolic writing is known even from befroe the
Ice Age, so form 300,000BC.
Prog Gimbutas recognizes about 150 characters in which the language
of the Goddess has been written.
She also recognizes the similarity with the Ancient Cyprus languages.
There are impressive similarities between the characters of Old Europe
and the earliest ways of writing in hieroglyphs.
Writings have been found in:
Dikilitash near Philipi, Greece dating 4500BC
Gradesnica near Vraca, Bulgaria 5000BC
Vinca, Serbia, 6000BC
Tartaria, Romania, 5300BC
Sukoro Toradulo, Hungary, 5000BC
The climate from 7000BC until 3000BC was much warmer then it is now.
So harvests and agriculture were enriching the area.
Also life outside the house was more normal.
The Goddess was venerated in thousands of places.
About 130,000 pottery artifacts have been found.
The Goddess with child on her lap is a known statue from the most ancient times.
So here in Old Europe this statue is known thousands of years earlier then
in ancient Egypt or Sumeria, Babylon.
The Goddess is visualized in several ways:
as a woman Goddess
as a pregnant woman Goddess
as a Goddess of Frogs, called AA, this could be the M of Mary.
as a Goddess shaped with bird features, called A, so likely Anne.
The Snake was a holy animal of the Goddess.
This is also found in the Old Testament where Moses brings the Holy Snake
among the people and for 600 years the Holy Snake is placed
in the tent temple and later in the stone temple.
The Goddess religion is also using the cross symbol.
The meaning of the cross symbol is the fulfillment of the universe,
the four corners of the universe are stretching unto the edges.
The cross symbol is also used in combination with the moon crescent
and the bull horns.
Also the head of a bull with the moon between its horns.
The male counterparts of the Goddess are two:
1. the God with the stiff penis,
2. the painfull God with sorrow and pain.
1. Although these ancient times are prehistoric and without translated
writings, there are so many explicit images
that it is sure, that the God with the stiff penis in later times
became the Dionysus figure.
The name Dionysos is much more ancient then the Greek civilization.
There are also strong relations with the Orpheus religion.
Orpheus is depicted as Christ by the ancient Christians.
There are two explanations for the name Dionysos in the scientific literature:
Dio nysos: God of (the city) Nysos
Nysos would be the name of
an unknown ancient city of the Goddess civilization.
Dion ysos: Lord Jesous
This would mean that the Greek name "Jesous"
for Jesus is an ancient title of the Goddess religion.
2. The God of sorrow and pain is an explicit series of images
from every age and place in the Goddess civilization.
This emphasises the relationship with ancient Egypt
and with ancient Christianity.
The suffering God is certainly a major element of Christianity.
The priests and priestesses were masked.
Masks are depicted on many images and even the holes for the ropes are visible.
There are animal masks and dramatic masks.
A priestess with an animal mask surely also
draws a line to the much later ancient Egypt,
where human figures with animal faces were many times depicted.
Also the Hathor priestesses were masked with cow horns and the moon.
In the much later Greek civilization masks became theatrical elements.
In Thracian Bulgaria masks played an important role,
also with the royal families and in battle.
Famous are the Thracian warriors with golden masks in the Ilias of Homeros.
Holy animals were for thousands of years:
domesticated dog (7000BC!)
some water bird
bull (the goddess and the priestesses were wearing bull horns)
butterfly (much later evolving into the double axe)
with the butterfly there was also attention for the caterpillar.
The Goddess religion was peaceful until the invasions started of the
male god adherents from the East, probably from the North of Persia.
Three times the Goddess religion was invaded by Indo-European tribes
and the Goddess was more and more suppressed by male war gods.
Much later this is repeated in the Old Testament when the Goddess religion
of Moses, Aaron and Miriam is destroyed by the people coming out of exile
around 630 BC.
The temples are burned, the Holy Snake is destroyed,
the holy Bulls are burned, the so-called Heights are taken away.
Again the same is repeated in the re-writing of the New Testament
around the year 350AD when God the Mother is written out of the scriptures
and every aspect of ancient Christianity is erased.
The line of history becomes clear like a golden thread:
-the most ancient civilization in the world is the Goddess civilization
in the South West area of Europe: 9000-3000BC
-the Goddess attacked by male war gods from 3500BC until 630BC
Gradually the Goddess civilization is retreating
into other ways of religion:
the Dionysos and Orpheus religion in Bulgaria and Macedonia;
the religion of Jana and Janus in Western Europe.
Through ancient Egypt the golden line of history is kept unbroken into
the peaceful and loving Christian religion,
where the suffering God is dying for redemption,
where God the Mother is caring for her children.
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