Cross Purposes

Here's a fascinating sculpture from the British Museum, showing us that the cross necklace long predates Christianity. Here it is identified with the sun god Shamash.

This example was erected in the capital city of Kalhu (modern Nimrud) by the Assyrian king Shamshi-Adad V (reigned 824-811 BC). Most stele, as here, depict the king, before the symbols of his principal gods. He extends his right hand, with the forefinger outstretched, as if he has just snapped his fingers. This is the typical Assyrian gesture of respect and supplication towards the gods. The gods could be worshipped in symbolic form and here represent (from top to bottom) the gods Ashur, Shamash, Sin, Adad and Ishtar (compare with an earlier stela of Ashurnasirpal II (883-859 BC)). The king wears a large Maltese cross on his chest as an alternative symbol of Shamash, god of the sun and justice.
Actually the cross is known as the croix pattée alésée arrondie, and was used by none other than the Knights Templar, primarily in stone carvings. Below is the cross as used by Shamshi (whose name is the ceremonial form of Shamash) and two Templar carvings. Incidentally, Shamshi was the husband of the real-life Semiramis.

What tantalizes us here is that this cross is identified with a Sun god eight centuries before Christ, and was taken up by the Templars, whom I believe to be the Medieval incarnation or branch of the impossibly ancient Solar cults such as the Shemsu Hor. (Shemsu and Shamshi certainly bear a very strong etymological resemblance, don't they?)

This certainly adds a new wrinkle to the argument that Christianity and Solarism are contiguous systems separated only by politics. Or more accurately, separated for the masses by politics. It's certainly starting to seem to me that there's no disagreement at the highest levels at all. Maybe if we get around to realizing that, we can all stop putting up with idiots when it comes to religion in politics.

Check out other uses of the cross pattee by the Templars here, here and here.


8 comments:

  1. I'm sure you are already aware of this, but Acharya (the woman who inspired the film Zeitgeist) has made a rebuttal about people who are attempting to debunk the points in the film.

    Best regards.

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  2. Hey Gamey,

    Yeah, I was planning on posting that video next week. Good stuff.

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  3. Hows 'bout this YouTube film for sun & secrets?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7iQRFP_e90



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  4. Thanks you Mr. Knowles. So i guess this further cements Jungs thoughts on the cross archetype being the two-sticks-being-rubbed-together-to-produce-fire from the early man`s psyche? And what greater source of fire than the Sun. Shamash+Emeth(Sun+Truth)=1081, same as the mystic number of Tiphareth(sphere of the Sun).Kabbalah is like a bad Sudoku, once you pop you just cant stop.
    Thanks again, P.Xwhimsickle

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  5. (Shemsu and Shamshi certainly bear a very strong etymological resemblance, don't they?)

    must be rhetorical, Tsarion says drop the vowels, they didn't exist originally

    Maybe if we get around to realizing that, we can all stop putting up with idiots when it comes to religion in politics.

    Yeah, right. That's a huge MAYBE. Take Eric Phelps or Vyzygoth, both are intelligent researchers whom realize the symbolic rehash and yet remain Christians. Go figure.

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  6. "..this cross is identified with a Sun god eight centuries before Christ.."

    Speaking of impossibly ancient.. The Sign of the (Earth) Cross(ing Orbit). An attempt by survivors of (The United States of) Atlantis to warn future generations? Those who do not remember history are doomed..

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  7. Architect Marwan Yafi3:40 PM, October 18, 2011

    Hi
    You find that Christian Church & their priests are "liers"... Do you believe what they say about Islam?
    "Jesa-us=Yesa-Us= Yesa-fire # Pt Yesa" He was a real Prophet, Jews of Antioch made of Him a sungod, read about Him in the Generous Qura'an, church knows every things but to keep the flood of money...etc

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