The Role of Animals in Ancient Human Religion – Part 3


A perfect man is fashioned out of clay in the image of creator god with an equal and a counterpart.
A serpent descends from a tree to subdue a female in a garden near Euphrates river.
A demon called Lilitu flees from the bush.
There is a Tree of Life that is well guarded.
A gigantic flood for six days and six nights wiped off the world.

Sounds familiar? Perhaps like something out of the Biblical Genesis chapter? Except that it is much older, (penned well before 2000 BC) ancient Mesopotamian texts of thier fabled king and hero Gilgamesh alongside deities such as Ea (similar to the western Yah or Yahweh) who was a creator with pantheons including the now forgotten Innana/ Ishtar of sexual feminine origin who communicated with humans. The matrix of manmade religion has certainly spread far and wide in modern society since then, contrived into the popular faiths of Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities now spread the world over.

In earlier stories Part 1 and Part 2 we examined how humans have shamelessly hunted animals for personal benefit and formed their own madeup religions to inspire them with illusory animal powers and deities. Shamans hallucinogenically projected spirits assisting them in their goals through a trance like state of delirium where they see imaginary mental simulations caused due to chemicals from carefully selected psychoactive components of plants in the name of ‘medicine’.

As society developed from hunting and fishing to farming communities, settlements were formed near mighty rivers such as Mesopotamia, Nile, Indus and Thames to farm the land and domesticate innocent creatures, instead of moving around as nomadic huntsmen killing all wildlife. Animals were domesticated in herds by men and women who bred them, looked after them and killed them before cooking them up without any thought to the severity and immorality of these gruesome acts.

Subduing and killing an animal and having physical or muscular power was the primary trait sought after from these brutal male dominated societies as shown in the Mesopotamian image below of a king as the lord or master of the animals. Sacrifices of human and other animal children were also conducted in Mesopitamia as this linked article describes.

Mesopotamian king as Master of the Animals on the Gebel el-Arak Knife dated circa 3300-3200 BCE, Abydos, Egypt. Louvre Museum reference E 11517

This time even more fantabuloustic imaginary spirits or deities that are imagined to be stationed higher up either in ascended heavens or chthonic underworld were invoked by ancient humans to assist them in their lifestyle. Naturally due to the prominence of murdered flesh, several diseases must have been caused by consuming dead remains as usual. Nevertheless humans ascribed these diseases to spirits and believed deities will cure them in return of further sacrifices to the deities. Fear of natural calamities also moved these ignorant people to kill animals and each other in bargain that the deity will not be angry with them and accept the barter of the innocent person being offered instead.

Animals including their own children and human male and female slaves were all seen as property alongwith other day-to-day objects. Therefore humans worshipped deities to prevent wars and defeat enemies as other neighbouring tribes came to take over their property including animals and enslaved humans or children or women away. Political power and kingships developed to a higher level with great monuments such as pyramids and temples erected in a ludicrious display of wealth and grandeur to impose the might of the pharoahs and leaders upon the common men and women who were often enslaved.

By appointing priests, sacrifice of chosen special animals including humans in the name of the political leadership was seen as a way to take away the ‘sins’ or disease of the community, to bestow more power upon the pharoahs and kings, or to ward off enemies and black-magic, lest the gods would be angry and send bad weather, deadly poisons or hardships upon them.
Intimidating the masses into submission the nobility built mega-temple complexes and at times ascended pharohs and kings to special sacred thrones alongside gods and deities.

Akhenaten Sacrificing a Duck, circa 1353 –1336 B.C.

In Egyptian or Kemitic religion, several animals were eaten as well as routinely sacrificed to Gods and Tutelar deities who protected human encroachments of places of nature. Domesticated animals were mere food but carnovorus animals held a special place as usual. These such as Ibis (sacred to Thoth) were not to be killed but fed killed fish, while Cats sacred to Bast had acute reverence and their murder was a punishable offence with death penalty. Falcons sacred to Horus and Hawks to Buto were also spared their lives, snakes to Zeus, Eels to Atum and Crocodiles to Sobek. Animals depicted on the heads and wings of deities also included jackal-headed Anubis and Lions for Sekhmet, ferocious goddess of war also for energising the tribes for bloodlust.

The imaginary gods and goddess of ancient Egypt were specially notorious for being the reason for sacrifice of real animals that are ‘sacred’ to them, except for ‘ the murder of virgin cows being disallowed for certain rituals, vaguely similar to Hindu religion that allows females to survive as long as they are sexually fertile (mothers) and provide more babies to kill and abuse for the humans who own them and sexually exploit them.

The sacrificed victims were children, termed the ‘chosen ones’, regarded as beautiful, pure in colour often young calves are killed in evil magic rituals in thename of Isis adorned with cow antlers and Hapi (Apaphus) to whom bulls were sacrificed. Unblemished oxen were sacrificed to the most sacred Isis in horrid rituals said to tbe the highest form of worship. Disturbing descriptions of rituals of how wine is poured over the innocent and helpless child, ox or bull or even a baby calf who is then dismembered by a priest ceremonially in a temple are found in texts the full version being on the link herein in writings by acclaimed ancient historian Herodotus.

Pigs were considered ‘unclean’ for general sacrifice and only sacrificed to the Moon deity on full moons ceremonies, while other domesticated animals sacrificed to important deities horned and adorned in statues and images or idols sometimes with various animal features. While neo-pagans and Wiccan imitate full moon rituals they have at times no idea about how deeply ingrained the concept of taking life and spirit out of a helpless creature is part of the ‘spiritual’ work of ancients that they venerate abysmally.

A relief depicting prince Amun-her-khepeshef (left) and Ramesses II (right) from the Temple of Abydos. Amun-her-khepeshef was the ‘first born son’ of pharaoh Ramesses II

Spirit returning to the bloodthirsty creator, gods or goddesses who are pleased by the spirit and strangely bless the killers may be simply a case of gods and goddesses being allocated human figures, manufactured in the image of the human who created them and imbibed thier own imagined qualities of personification. If humans enjoyed meat so would the creator or gods and goddesses who were bipedal humanoids as well – lords and ladies in otherworld fashioned out of clay in the image and likeness of the servants on earth. Pharoahs were naturally regarded as powerful and therefore godlike as well, deities being synonymous with power and might – taking life away from an innocent, and enslaving them an act of power.

In many evil rites, of Egyptians curses were spoken on the dismembered caracass that is then given to enemies such as Greek, so that the maladies or misfortunes of the Egyptians be passed over via the animal’s flesh to the enemy units through the ritual sacrifice technique. This is quite similar to evil rites conducted in malefically by certain Indian black-magic and aghoric practioners.

Many historians have described an annual sacrifice of a young female child, termed ‘Virgin’ to Nile river to please a god called Hapi who they believed will bring the annual flooding leading to rich deposits of soil for plantation. As humans used to abuse females and regarded virgins or young child females as more sexually desirable, they selected little girls as victims for their false gods as well.

SACRIFICE TO GOD HAPI: “The Ancient Egyptians throwing a Virgin into the Nile.” (1884) Electronic version published by Rice University, Houston, Tx:

Retainer Sacrifice of Slaves: Besides sacrificing animals including at times human beings to deities to please them or to atone for sins, there is some evidence as per this research paper linked herein on sacrifice of slaves, termed ‘retainer sacrifice’ by which noble or rich masters went to heaven along with their possessions including women and children who served them as their slaves, concubines and peasants.

Other ancient cultures with similar traditions included Mayan, Incan and Aztec cultures where temples and pyramids were similarly used for animal and human sacrifice involving violence. Apus were great an powerful spirits of the mountains such as Machu Pichu where animals and children were killed, while the famouos Chichen Itza a massive human animal sacrifice site including human victims in a massive stinkhole (sinkhole).

Mayan temple sacrifice sculpture

Vast racks of skulls have been discovered in the inhuman temples and glorious pyramidal temples of Aztecs where they decapitated humans and removed their still beating heart to worship their chthonic and superficial false gods and goddesses using obsidian crystal weapons as described in a Sciencemag article.

Virgins of the Sun were primarily child female victims of rape and exploitation, specially chosen as ‘beautiful’ brides of deity and isolated away from their family and from society, they were as young as 6 to 8 years old being trained for serving the masters. Many were forced to work as concubines or sexual slaves to the kings and some sent as sacrificial victims to walk thousand miles to be killed brutally in vast temples after decoration with a special headdress.

National Geographic had recently reported a heartbreaking mass sacrifice evidenced by archaeologists. The ritual conducted over 550 years ago in Peru involved cold blooded murder of hundreds of baby Llamas with little human children, as part of a Chimu civilisation. As reported by the researchers excavating the site, ‘many of the children had their faces smeared with a red cinnabar-based pigment during the ceremony before their chests were cut open, most likely to remove their hearts. The sacrificial baby llamas appear to have met the same fate’ as the children who haplessly held on to them.

Possibly the biggest recorded human child and baby animal ritual sacrifice site in Peru

Hope that this discussion on the often admired deities and rich traditions of the past opens our eyes to the truth about how unnatural and dystopic our history and heritage have been. While the matrix of media and spiritual organisations, teachers, masters and modern classical networks such as Gaia sell you information, media, tours and courses to make money through your initiations into these mystery of occult rites and rituals, it may be important to keep in mind that the truth of ancient as well as modern religions is seldom positive. Media uses terms such as ‘breathtaking’, ‘grandeur’, ‘genius’ and ‘wonders’ to describe ignorant materialistic adn hedonistic cultures of ancient archaeology adn religion that our modern western and global society epitomises and holds as essential to success, building ever new gigantic artificial human constructs that reach the skies and abuse nature.

In all the glory and magnificience of the architecture, the splendour, gold, beauty, sexuality and astrological symbolism we confuse these Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Aztec, Mayan, Incan and other reputed civilisations with, we must remember that Ascension is not about worshipping or being fascinated by these structures or dark practices, but about distancing from the evils of materialism, violence, hedonism and corruption throughout human history and widespread in present times. By imitating ancient Egyptian, Mesopatamian, Mayan and other deities in your chosen names, ritualistic initiations or behaviors you may be invoking presence of pride, ego and evil demonic beings or manifestations instead of elevating your consciousness towards truth.

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