- Jul 16, 2004
I get your point, but the similarities I pointed out or more than just coincidenceI myself admitted that my comparisons were lame, made and to show you something, given enough time though I'm sure somebody could make my claims seem valid .
However your "claims" are not your claims either but are in fact claims made by others.
But lets look at something here.
This is a link to Isis holding her son: http://www.wayoflife.org/fbns/in-thefootsteps-bibletrans/Graphics 2/isis-with-child01.jpg
This is a link to an image of "The Madonna": http://www.picturesofjesus4you.com/images/madonna_of_the_lillies_bouguereau_l.jpg or even this one which you would say is more like the isis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Fouquet_Madonna.jpg
Now here are two other pictures of Angelina holding her kids (1) like the Madonna, and (2) like the Isis Figure:
So, am I right to assume then that Angelina is trying to show the world that she is the Virgin Mary, or maybe even in fact Isis? Or maybe IS THEM BOTH
The comparison between Isis and the Virgin Mary is laughable, The images of Mary that are in existance today date from around the 1200-1600 A.D... all at least 1000 years after she passed away. Painted by people like Da Vince which is the one everyone uses to compare to Isis.. How can one mans interpretation of how he sees somebody in his painting suddenly become the bases for the claim that the Virgin Mary is made to look like Isis..
The other claims you have stated.. I've already shown above how they can be wrong
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IsisIsis outside Egypt
The cult of Isis rose to prominence in the Hellenistic world, beginning in the last centuries BC, until it was eventually banned by the Christians in the 6th century. Despite the Isis mystery cult's growing popularity, there is evidence to suggest that the Isis mysteries were not altogether welcomed by the ruling classes in Rome. Her rites were considered by the princeps Augustus to be "pornographic" and capable of destroying the Roman moral fibre.
Tacitus writes that after Julius Caesar's assassination, a temple in honour of Isis had been decreed; Augustus suspended this, and tried to turn Romans back to the Roman gods who were closely associated with the state. Eventually the Roman emperor Caligula abandoned the Augustan wariness towards oriental cults, and it was in his reign that the Isiac festival was established in Rome. According to Josephus, Caligula himself donned female garb and took part in the mysteries he instituted, and Isis acquired in the Hellenistic age a "new rank as a leading goddess of the Mediterranean world."
Roman perspectives on cult were syncretic, seeing in a new deity merely local aspects of a familiar one. For many Romans, Egyptian Isis was an aspect of Phrygian Cybele, whose orgiastic rites were long naturalized at Rome, indeed she was known as Isis of Ten Thousand Names.
Among these names of Roman Isis, Queen of Heaven is outstanding for its long and continuous history. Herodotus identified Isis with the Greek and Roman goddesses of agriculture, Demeter and Ceres. In Yorùbá mythology, Isis became Yemaya. In later years, Isis also had temples throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia, and as far away as the British Isles, where there was a temple to Isis on the River Thames by Southwark.