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This same Spirit that is in you is the Fathers Spirit, and if you are lead by the Spirit then you will know what the Father knows, if you ask. Not much different than today, really. It is the colloquial way of saying,? I actually believe that the fourth beast is the same as the beast we see in Revelation What does Roman Catholic have to offer 'the world' to make them drunk? Hopefully many others are aware of the teachings to be able to enter the kingdom and through Works obtain LIFE.

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God of archery, music, poetry, prophecy, medicine, and later on the god of the sun. He typically looks like a movie star with the fashionably shabby clothes, the laid back attitude, the brilliant smile, and the Ray Ban sunglasses. His sun chariot morphs into a fine Maserati. Do NOT ask him to recite his poetry. You can find Apollo cruising down Sunset Avenue looking cool, or hanging out at parties chatting with writers or rock stars.

He likes to be the center of attention wherever he goes. Apollo was into everything, from music to medicine, probably because he thought he was better at everything than anyone else.

When the old sun god Helios retired, Apollo took over that job too, though he was mostly thought of as the god of poetry and music. Apollo you can't improve on perfection, baby! Her eyes are silver like the moon, and she tends to dress in white and silver.

Artemis can be found roaming the countryside with her handmaidens, the Hunters of Artemis. Imagine an immortal, very deadly Girl Scout troop, on a permanent camp out, hunting monsters. Artemis enjoyed hunting with her handmaidens and basically kept to herself unless she was bothered. Once a male hunter tried to spy on Artemis while she was bathing. The goddess turned him into a deer and her hunters tracked him down and killed him. The moon, the deer Roman name: Ugly face, scraggly beard, massive powerful hands.

The god likes to hang out in his workshop fixing cars and building inventions. You want a robot to do your homework, or a life-sized metal giant to stomp on your enemies. Hephaestus can have one ready in a matter of hours.

Hephaestus is a jealous husband, always on the lookout for that scoundrel Ares and anyone else who might want to flirt with his wife which is basically every man with a pulse.

The anvil and hammer Roman name: Vulcan no Star Trek jokes, please. Any of them might be Aphrodite in disguise. She promised Prince Paris the most beautiful mortal woman in the world if he judged Aphrodite the fairest goddess in a contest, and Paris readily agreed.

When he got Helen for his wife, it started the Trojan War and thousands died, but hey, at least Aphrodite got what she wanted! Did you have a question about his activities as god of thieves? Hermes got started young as a troublemaker. When he was one day old, he sneaked out of his crib and stole some cattle from his brother Apollo.

Apollo liked it so much he forgot all about the cows. The lyre made Apollo very popular with the ladies, which was more than he could say about the cattle. Leopard-skin shirt, walking shorts, purple socks and sandals, the general pasty demeanor of someone who has been up partying much too late.

He can usually be found playing pinochle with a group of terrified satyrs on the front porch of the Big House. If you want to join the game, be prepared to bet large.

Dionysus invented wine, which so impressed his father Zeus that he promoted Dionysus to god. The guy who invented prune juice, by contrast, got sentenced to the Fields of Punishment. Dionysus mostly spent his time partying it up in Ancient Greece, but once a crew of sailors tried to kill him, thinking the god was too incapacitated to fight back.

Dionysus turned them into dolphins and sent them over the side. The moral of this story: Do not mess with a god, even a drunk one. He sits on a throne of bones. Hades rarely leaves his obsidian palace in the Underworld, probably because of traffic congestion on the Fields of Asphodel freeway. He oversees a booming population among the dead and has all sorts of employment trouble with his ghouls and specters.

This keeps him in a foul mood most of the time. Hades is best known for the romantic way he won his wife, Persephone. Really, though, how would you like to marry someone who lives in a dark cave filled with zombies all year round? God of Sleep Hip-nos Distinguishing features: Hypnos appears as a young man with wings sprouting from his brow, probably to keep him from doing a face plant whenever he falls asleep.

Sometimes he is seen carrying an upside-down torch. Probably because the flames keep him awake. Hypnos lives in Erebos, deep in the Underworld, but can often be found trying out the mattresses at the Sleep Shop.

He is the son of Nyx Night and loves putting people to sleep. He is the brother of Thanatos Death. The Shinto pantheon comprises innumerable kami Japanese for " god s " or " spirits ". This article will discuss only the typical elements present in Asian mythology , such as cosmogony , important deities, and the best-known Japanese stories. Japanese myths, as generally recognized in the mainstream today, are based on the Kojiki , the Nihon Shoki , and some complementary books.

The Kojiki , or "Record of Ancient Matters", is the oldest surviving account of Japan's myths, legends and history. One notable feature of Japanese mythology is its explanation of the origin of the Imperial Family , which has been used historically to assign godhood to the imperial line. Japanese is not transliterated consistently across all sources, see: Spelling of proper nouns.

In the Japanese creation myth , the first deities which came into existence, appearing at the time of the creation of the universe, are collectively called Kotoamatsukami. Later, the seven generations of kami , known as Kamiyonanayo "Seven Generations of the Age of the Gods " , emerged, following the formation of heaven and earth. In this chronicle, the Kamiyonanayo comprise 12 deities in total.

In contrast, the Nihon Shoki states that the Kamiyonanayo group was the first to appear after the creation of the universe, as opposed to the Kamiyonanayo appearing after the formation of heaven and earth. It also states that the first three generations of deities are hitorigami individual deities and that the later generations of deities are pairs of the opposite gender, as compared to the Kojiki's two generations of hitorigami.

Japan's creation narrative can be divided into the birth of the deities Kamiumi and the birth of the land Kuniumi. The seventh and last generation of Kamiyonanayo were Izanagi no Mikoto "Exalted Male" and Izanami no Mikoto "Exalted Female" , [3] and they would be responsible for the creation of the Japanese archipelago and would engender other deities. To help them to achieve this, Izanagi and Izanami were given a naginata decorated with jewels, named Ame-no-nuboko "Heavenly Jeweled Spear". The two deities then went to the bridge between heaven and earth, Amenoukihashi "Floating Bridge of Heaven" and churned the sea below with the halberd.

Drops of salty water formed the island, Onogoro "self-forming". The deities descended from the bridge of heaven and made their home on the island. Eventually, they fell in love and wished to mate. So they built a pillar called Amenomihashira around which they built a palace called Yashirodono "the hall whose area is 8 arms' length squared". Izanagi and Izanami circled the pillar in opposite directions, and when they met on the other side, Izanami, the female deity, spoke first in greeting.

Izanagi didn't think that this was proper, but they mated anyway. They had two children, Hiruko "leech child" and Awashima "pale island" , but the children were badly formed and are not considered gods in their original form. Hiruko later became the Japanese god, Ebisu. The parents, who were dismayed at their misfortune, put the children into a boat and sent them to sea, and then petitioned the other gods for an answer about what they had done wrong. They were informed that Izanami's lack of manners was the reason for the defective births: Their next union was successful.

Izanami died giving birth to Kagutsuchi incarnation of fire , also called Homusubi causer of fire due to severe burns. She was then buried on Mount Hiba , at the border of the old provinces of Izumo and Hoki , near modern-day Yasugi of Shimane Prefecture.

In anger, Izanagi killed Kagutsuchi. His death also created dozens of deities. The gods who were born from Izanagi and Izanami are symbolic aspects of nature and culture. Izanagi lamented the death of Izanami and undertook a journey to Yomi "the shadowy land of the dead". Izanagi found little difference between Yomi and the land above, except for the eternal darkness.

However, this suffocating darkness was enough to make him ache for light and life. Quickly, he searched for Izanami and found her. At first, Izanagi could not see her for she was well hidden in the shadows.

Nevertheless, he asked her to return with him. Izanami spat at Izanagi and informed him that he was too late. She had already eaten the food of the underworld and now belonged to the land of the dead. Izanagi was shocked at this news, but he refused to give in to her wishes to be left to the dark embrace of Yomi.

Izanami agreed to return to the world but first requested to have some time to rest. She instructed Izanagi to not come into her bedroom. After a long wait, Izanami did not come out of her bedroom, and Izanagi was worried. While Izanami was sleeping, he took the comb that bound his long hair and set it alight as a torch. Under the sudden burst of light, he saw the horrid form of the once beautiful and graceful Izanami.

The flesh of her ravaged body was rotting and was overrun with maggots and foul creatures. Crying out loud, Izanagi could no longer control his fear and started to run, intending to return to the living and to abandon his death-ridden wife. Izanami woke up shrieking and indignant and chased after him. Izanami instructed the shikome , or foul women, hunt for the frightened Izanagi and to bring him back. Izanagi, thinking quickly, hurled his headdress, which became a bunch of black grapes.

The shikome fell on these but continued pursuit. Next, Izanagi threw his comb, which became a clump of bamboo shoots. Now it was Yomi's creatures that began to give chase, but Izanagi urinated against a tree and created a great river that increased his lead.

Unfortunately, the shikome still pursued Izanagi, who began to hurl peaches at them. He knew that this would not delay them for long, but he was nearly free, for the boundary of Yomi was now close at hand. Izanagi burst through the entrance and quickly pushed a boulder to the entrance of Yomi. Izanami screamed from behind this barricade and told Izanagi that, if he left her, she would destroy 1, living people every day.

He furiously replied that he would give life to 1, And so began the existence of Death, caused by the hands of the proud Izanagi, and his abandoned wife Izanami.

As could be expected, Izanagi went on to purify himself after recovering from his descent to Yomi. As he undressed and removed the adornments of his body, each item that he dropped to the ground formed a deity. Even more gods came into being when he went to the water to wash himself. The most important ones were created once he washed his face:. Izanagi went on to divide the world between them with Amaterasu inheriting the heavens, Tsukuyomi taking control of the night and moon and the storm god Susanoo owning the seas.

Amaterasu , the powerful sun goddess of Japan, is the most well-known deity of Japanese mythology. Her feuding with Susanoo, her uncontrollable brother, however, is equally infamous and appears in several tales.

One story tells about Susanoo's wicked behavior toward Izanagi, who, tired of Susanoo's repeated complaints, banishes him to Yomi. Susanoo grudgingly acquiesces, but has first to attend some unfinished business. He goes to Takamagahara "heaven" to bid farewell to his sister, Amaterasu. Amaterasu knows that her unpredictable brother does not have good intentions and is prepared for battle. But she does not believe him and requests a contest for proof of his good faith.

A challenge is set as to who can bring forth more noble and divine children. Amaterasu creates three women from Susanoo's sword, while Susanoo makes five men from Amaterasu's ornament chain. Amaterasu claims the title to the five are attributed to Susanoo. Both gods declare themselves to be victorious. Thoth the Scribe, wrote the story of our reality then placed it into grids for us to experience and learn through the alchemy of time and consciousness. He was sometimes depicted with the face of a dog-headed baboon and the body of a man or, again, as a full dog-headed baboon.

The ibis, it is thought, had a crescent shaped beak, linking the bird to the moon. The dog-headed baboon, on the other hand, was a night animal that was seen by the Egyptians who would greet the sun with chattering noises each morning just as Thoth, the moon god, would greet Ra, the sun god, as he rose.

Thoth became credited by the ancient Egyptians as the inventor of writing, and was also considered to have been the scribe of the underworld, and the moon became occasionally considered a separate entity, now that Thoth had less association with it, and more with wisdom.

For this reason Thoth was universally worshipped by ancient Egyptian Scribes. Thoth was thought to be scribe to the gods, who kept a great library of scrolls, over which one of his wives, Seshat the goddess of writing was thought to be mistress. He was associated by the Egyptians with speech, literature, arts, learning. He, too, was a measurer and recorder of time, as was Seshat. Many ancient Egyptians believed that Seshat invented writing, while Thoth taught writing to mankind.

She was known as 'Mistress of the House of Books', indicating that she also took care of Thoth's library of spells and scrolls. Thoth and Ma'at Believed to be the author of the spells in the Book of the Dead , he was a helper and punisher of the deceased as they try to enter the underworld. In this role, his wife was Ma'at, the personification of order, who was weighed against the heart of the dead to see if they followed Ma'at during their life.

During the late period of Egyptian history a cult of Thoth gained prominence, due to its main centre, Khnum Hermopolis Magna , in Upper Egypt also becoming the capital, and millions of dead ibis were mummified and buried in his honor.

Later it was said that this was done in the form of a goose - literally as a goose laying a golden egg. The sound of his song was thought to have created four frog gods and snake goddesses of the Ogdoad who continued Thoth's song, helping the sun journey across the sky.

Thoth was inserted in many tales as the wise counsel and persuader, and his association with learning, and measurement, lead him to be connected with Seshat , the earlier deification of wisdom, who became said to be his daughter, or variably his wife. Thoth's qualities also lead to him being identified by the Greeks with their closest matching god - Hermes , with whom Thoth was eventually combined, as Hermes Trismegistus, also leading to the Greeks naming Thoth's cult centre as Hermopolis, meaning city of Hermes.

Thoth was not just a scribe and friend to the gods, but central to order - ma'at - both in Egypt and in the Duat. There is an Egyptian pharaoh of the Sixteenth dynasty of Egypt named Djehuty Thoth after him, and who reigned for three years.

Geometry - Reality - Time Reality is myth, math, and metaphor. It is a consciousness computer experiment in time and illusion created by thought consciousness. The name Thoth means ' Thought ' and ' Time '. Thoth was the master architect who created the blueprint of our reality based on the patterns of sacred geometry or 12 around 1.

It is here - in the duality - duat - underworld - chaos - void - place of creation 'outside the box' of our experience - reflected in gods and goddesses, the landscapes of Egypt including the pyramids and temples - that we experience until we evolve in the alchemy of time and consciousness.

Thoth created a grid program of experience - electromagnetic in nature to allow for the bipolar aspects of linear time and illusion. In so doing, we go to 4 [time] and 3 [3D physical reality]. Thoth constructed a pyramidal shaped vehicle which personifies the nature of reality.

He placed half above - "As is Above" in the nonphysical and half below "As is Below" thus creating the sands of time - the hourglass - the X Box - at the center of the planet where it all began and will all evolve at Zero Point - a time or place of balance. Thoth was the 'god of the equilibrium' and considered depictions of him as the ' Master of the Balance ' to indicate that he was associated with the precession of the equinoxes - a time when the day and the night were balanced.

Thoth played a crucial role in the design and orientation of many famous pyramids, temples and ziggurats. Thoth as Hermes who was Merlin and The Trickster. Thoth and Hidden Knowledge It is written in several ancient texts that Thoth wrote a major work of scriptural importance that would one day be found. What he knew, he carved on stone [mataphor of physical plane] then hid most of the information. The sacred symbols of the cosmic elements he hid away using the secrets of Osiris, keeping and maintaining silence, that younger ages of the cosmic time clock might seek them out.

Thoth was said to have succeeded in understanding the mysteries of the heavens and to have revealed them by inscribing them in sacred books which he then hid here on Earth, intending that they should be searched for by future generations but found by those of the bloodline.

Some of these sacred books are referred to as the 42 Books of Instructions or the 42 Books of Thoth which describe the instructions for achieving immortality plus 2 more books kept separately. The dating of the books is somewhere between the third century BC and the first century AD. Their influence has been tremendous on the development of Western occultism and magic. Neo-pagan witchcraft contains many rituals and much esoteric symbolism based upon Hermetic writings.

According to one legend Hermes Trismegistus , who was a grandson of Adam and a builder of the Egyptian pyramids, authored the books. But, more probably the books were written by several succeeding persons. According to legend, the books were initially written on papyrus. A chronicler of pagan lore, Clement of Alexandria , stated thirty-six [36] of the Hermetic books contained the entire Egyptian philosophy:

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