7507Re: Ground Zero
- Apr 13, 2003Hey George,
I would look for Pan in the Heh chaos gods, perhaps Seth, who
also was connected to the Osiris myth. Egyptian emenationist dualism
predates the Iranian.
--- In email@example.com, "George" <historynow2002@y...>
> Both of your posts have been *very* helpful! I was actually
> quite moved by the excerpt you quoted in your earlier post.
> You write quite a bit about Pan:
> "To say that the great god Pan died in the early years of Tiberius
> is in a sense to say nothing at all, or a great deal too much. We
> know what god was born on a solstice day in those years; we know
> > after-history; we know in what sense Pan died at the approach of
> that > new god."
> But what is interesting is that I am currently exploring
> the connection between "Pan" and the "horned god" Rashef
> (gazelle horned), and perhaps the Hebrew version of
> Rashef, "Yahu", the "goat-horned" god of the underworld.
> It was only after the Zorastrianizing of the returning
> Jews from Persia that we have the "good god" relocated to
> the Heavens, and the god of the underworld becomes the
> personification of evil in a "dualistic" system.
> I will re-read your post a few more times to see if
> there is anything else I can comment upon. Otherwise,
> it was another great post!
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