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Re: Gnostics & Greek Polytheism

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  • Mike Leavitt
    Hello sahms2 ... I suppose, stretching it, Zeus could be considered a prototype of the Demiurge, and many of the Gods could pass as Archons. :-) Regards --
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 20, 2004
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      Hello sahms2

      On 09/20/04, you wrote:

      > This is regarding a previous post and may be a tiny bit off topic...
      > but Mary's comment about the many Gods in the Gnostic belief remind
      > me of Greek Mythology. The more I think about it, the more I wonder
      > if the Greeks were onto something. If they were onto something,
      > where did they get this notion (for lack of a better word)? I mean,
      > the disciples had Jesus to teach them, but who taught the Greeks?
      >
      > Does anyone know or remember the Greek version of creation? I
      > remember some of it, but had to look up the rest. I'm won't go into
      > detail (I left out a few things), but here are a few similarities:
      >
      > -Prometheus(son of Zeus) created man in the image of the Gods. -When
      > Zeus discovered Prometheus' deed he became furious. -Zeus began to
      > devise a punishment for mankind. -Another son created a woman of
      > great beauty, Pandora. -Each of the gods gave her a gift. -Zeus'
      > gift to Pandora was curiosity, and a box which he ordered her never
      > to open.
      > -Zeus gave Pandora to his son Epimetheus as his wife. -Her life with
      > Epimetheus was happy except for her intense longing to open the box.
      > -One day Pandora opened the box and out of the box flew all of the
      > pain, sickness, envy, greed.
      >
      > There's one more thing...(just in case) I'm not saying that
      > Gnosticism is a myth... I just find this correlation very
      > interesting.
      >
      > Connie

      I suppose, stretching it, Zeus could be considered a prototype of the
      Demiurge, and many of the Gods could pass as Archons. :-)

      Regards
      --
      Mike Leavitt ac998@...
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