I’m going to explore the symbolism behind the pagan version of the Easter holiday, celebrated on March 21st-22nd. This is from my Occult & Illuminati holiday traditions post:
The holiday known as Easter is typically a time spent by Christians to reflect on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, there is an occult meaning attached to it that needs explored. It revolves around the Goddess Ostara (aka Babylonian goddess Ishtar, aka Eostre, aka the moon goddess, aka Semiramis, aka Egyptian goddess Isis, aka Greek Aphrodite, aka Roman Venus). Ostara/Eostre is the old English spelling and origin for the name of Easter. In Pagan history, human sacrifices occur on the first Sunday after the first new moon, after Ostara/Eostre. It celebrates the return of Semiramis in her reincarnated form of Spring Goddess, Eostre. This is part of the revolving phases of the Triple Goddess of the female deity, mentioned earlier.
The Easter egg is a Babylonian legend that claims the goddess Ishtar (aka Semiramis) fell from heaven in an egg. The Easter (Eostre) egg hunt is based from the tradition of looking for Ishtar and finding her. This would allow her to be reborn and bestow blessings on the person. Semiramis/Ishtar is the goddess of fertility because of this rebirth/egg legend.
The rabbit symbol comes about because of the speed of procreation, which just went along with the fertility legend.
The tradition of fasting for Lent is supposedly a tradition that comes from the Babylonian god Tammuz. He died at the age of 40, and every day of Lent is considered one year of Tammuz’ life and the time is spent in fasting to mourn for Tammuz.
Tammuz was believed to be killed by a wild boar he was hunting, and the consumption of ham on Easter is a symbolic reference to this event.
Let it be known that I’m a Christian, so this particular topic piqued my interest. I reconcile all of these odd occult connections with the fact that it symbolically means something different today, and to my faith then it did when these traditions were instilled. The Christian concept for Lent is a commemoration of the forty days Jesus spent fasting in the desert and eluded the temptations of the Devil (remember the Obama-Devil on History Channel?). However, the material that I’ve been researching claims that the 40 days is truly a tradition from this Tammuz mourning. In fact, Doc Marquis cites Ezekiel 8:14-18 which shows God’s anger of the Tammuz-Lent practice:
Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord’s house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. And he brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose. Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.
The passage seems to indicate there was a mourning period for Tammuz, which is accepted as historically accurate. The passage is a vision given to the prophet Ezekiel, and it was meant to show that the people were worshipping the wrong gods (e.g. Tammuz and other sun gods). Of course this is coming from my personal interpretation and I’m pretty far from a priest or theologian, so formulate your own theory on that one.
Easter Candy and Hot Cross Buns
As mentioned in the other holidays, the Tower of Babel had a temple to Moloch at the top. People would bring candies, hot cross buns, and flowers up to Moloch to honor him. The tradition of eating hot cross buns on Good Friday is celebrated in various countries around the world, and the theorists reference the following Bible passage from Jeremiah 7:17-21:
Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger. Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces? Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh. For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
Again, we see the Bible making references to the people worshipping these occult gods and goddesses. The Bible has multiple accounts of children going through the fires, and this was referring to the flames of Moloch at valley of Gehenna (or the valley of Hinnom sometimes) that sacrifices were burned in. Here’s Jeremiah 7:31:
They have built the high places of Topheth in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to burn their sons and daughters in the fire—something I did not command, nor did it enter my mind.
If children could make it through the fire they were allowed to live without further persecution. Parents would have to stand still and emotionless as their child burned alive to the drum beats of the pagan priest in order for Moloch to accept the ‘gift.’
The goddess Eostre’s statue has the crescent moon on top of her head, which is another feature that suggests she is a reincarnation of Semiramis. The fertility goddesses are all considered to be similar; Diana, Eostre, Semiramis, Estata, etc.
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