CHOOSE THIS DAY WHO YOU WILL SERVE
A Commentary on The Harlot of Mystery Babylon, Saturn’s Christmas & The Appointed Times, and Sabbath of Jehovah
No matter if you study the Sumerian, Egyptian or Roman pantheons one thing becomes clear and that is confusion! incestuous, over-lapping titles, consorts and familial relationships relating some entities even to themselves. Multiple instances of a husband becoming a son, reborn through his virgin wife-sister-mother, or even being born through the female aspect of himself. Or a brother-god becoming a female goddess, and a female goddess becoming a male god.
In order to clarify some of the names mentioned in this study, from the scriptures we are going to tackle, let us spend a little time here defining gods, relationships and titles; epithets, symbols and traits.
This studies aim is not to re-establish, by any proof, of these definitions or relationships – tracing the lineage so-to-speak – other than an over-view here in this introduction. Author Derrick P. Gilbert of SkyWatch TV has written several very good books doing exactly that – proving the lineage of these gods. So, we will leave the proving to the experts.
This introduction is to utilize the work that others like Mr. Gilbert, have already put into this subject. Mr. Gilbert has a gift of sifting through ancient writings, and dusty and dry archeological research papers to find the small details and word-play that links and connects the gods we are looking for. His books, notable for this study ‘Bad Moon Rising’ are thoroughly researched and cited, and admittedly very convincing and illuminating. He has several books related to and tracing these ancient Mesopotamian gods and all are highly recommended reads for someone interested in learning more.
So, as concisely as possible, here in this introduction are the main characters to be encountered in this study. First up is:
A) The Amorite Ba’al Hammon.
Ba’al, as Beelzebub Is identified by Jesus Christ himself, as satan. This god has multiple epithets where he actually claims to have usurped the many attributes and titles of the ‘lazy’ Yahweh. Ba’al is a ‘Storm God’ like Zeus and Jupiter. He is directly linked to the child eating gods of: Molech (via Tophet’s at Carthage), Kronos (Greek) and Saturn (Roman). Ba’al is ‘Lord of the Rephaim’, ‘horned one’ and leader of the ‘warriors of Ba’al’. He is merged into the Egyptian god Set, as Set-Ba’al who rides with Ra (the Egyptian sun-god) on the solar chariot to defend the sun from the celestial serpent (again, rebranded as the ‘lazy Yahweh’).
*’Tophet’s’ are mass burials of the charred bones, of the remains of sacrificed infants and small children found from times of antiquity in mass worship of these gods.
Here is a succinct equation of Ba’al Hammon and his names. Ba’al seems to be the root for all of these god – so we can consider them essentially one-and-the same. They are: Enlil (Semitic) = Dagon (Amorite) = Kumarbi (Hittite) = El (Canaan) = Molech (Semitic) = Resheph (Semitic / Egyptian) = Kronos (Greece) = Saturn (Rome) = Beelzebub & Satan.
As we keep attempting to titrate these gods down into a profile, let’s examine some of their specificalities.
Molech (an Amorite or Semitic god), required child sacrifice and was known as ‘king of eternity’. Ugaritic religious texts link this god to the god Ashteroth. Very interestingly, the noun of Molech’s name is from the root verb (ylk) meaning: ‘Gift bringer’.
Resheph (a Semitic or Egyptian god) is the plague god of the bow hunter and of chariots. Apparently, the personal god of the Pharoah of the Exodus. Resheph was the patron deity of the City called Cthulhu (which is also the name of the monster conjured up by Horror fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft; a name similar to an entity channeled by infamous Set-luciferin, and founder of the occult O.T.O. of Nazi fame, Aleister Crowley around the same time). According to the work of Mr. Gilbert, Resheph is the god Nergal and the Roman bow-hunting god, Apollo.
Kronos (a Greek ‘father’ god) devours his own children alive, and also requires child sacrifice. The Greek Kronos becomes the Roman Saturn.
Saturn (the Roman equivalent of Ba’al Hammon) is the patron deity of the December 17-23rd festival called Saturnalia. Which required human sacrifice during the festival – often as gladiators. The festival is known for hedonism, free sex and gender reversals. Known in antiquity as El, his consort is the biblically mentioned Asherah, by whom he has 70 god-sons.
These are the morphotypes of Ba’al, who we read about in scripture. And around whom, this study significantly rotates. The use of Ba’al or Saturn or Molech or satan will be considered interchangeable going forward. And there are still other deities to investigate like Ashtoreth.
B) Remember, Ashtoreth from the Ba’al section. She is the Canaanite goddess associated with Molech. She is the goddess of war and sex; horses and the hunt. She is overshadowed by her alter ego Anat and Astarte, both sister-lovers of the Ba’al entity – she is considered the female aspect of Ba’al. Associated with the Planet Venus. As Ashtar-Chemosh, she is known as Chemosh, the National god of Moab. She is also probably called ‘The Queen of Heaven’ according to some sources.
*The reference for Ashteroth is not from Derek Gilbert’s book, but from: https://www.encyclopedia.com/philosophy-and-religion/ancient-religions/ancient-religion/ashtoreth
The next entity is:
C) The Babylonian moon god called, Sin. Sin is known by the crescent moon, the bull, and the epitaph of the ‘frisky calf of heaven’. Sin is the 1st born of Enlil (who as we saw earlier is Ba’al Hammon). Sin is the father of the sun-god Utu or Shamash and of his twin sister, Ishtar or Inanna. Ishtar or Inanna will be a significant character of this study – so keep this name in the back of your mind.
Moses links Marduk to Bashan by the bed of Og of Bashan – the bed is the exact same dimensions of the sex-cult bed of the God Sin / Marduk of Jericho. Derrick Gilbert, in his book ‘Bad Moon Rising’, shows how Jericho is actually named after the God Sin. And the spring Akitu festival, the lessor of the spring and fall Akitu festivals, is held in Sin’s honor.
The Greek Titan called Hectate is the Grecian underworld goddess of magic. Hectate becomes combined with the Roman bow hunter Diana and the Roman moon goddess Selene – to become known as the general moon goddess of Diana or Artemis. So, the Babylonian moon god Sin, could be said to have flipped genders, and his/her traits and powers morph into the Roman trifaced moon goddess of Hectate, Selene and Diana.
Diana, the ‘virgin’, ‘goddess of the hunt’, (should bring to mind the ‘mighty hunter’ of Nimrod, the bow-hunter Ishmael and bow-hunter Apollo) is the goddess of the moon and underworld, and is worshipped at her sacred groves. ‘Groves’ are important in this study.
Diana later becomes conflated with the worship of Apollo’s sister, another bow-huntress named Artemis. In addition to being called a ‘virgin’, and ‘goddess of the hunt’, Diana is also called the ‘Queen of Heaven’.
2nd century Philosopher Apuleius writes of Diana: “I, mother of the universe, mistress of all the elements, first-born of the ages, highest of the gods, queen of the shades (Rephaim), first of those who dwell in heaven, representing in one shape all gods and goddesses. My will controls the shining heights of heaven…and the Egyptians who excel in ancient learning, honor me with the worship which is truly mine and call me by my true name: Queen Isis." ‘The Golden Ass’. Apuleius, translated by E. J. Kenny.
This bow-hunting, virgin, queen-of-heaven goddess is very important to our study. And as we will see, it is her connection to being a moon-goddess, and being worshipped in groves, that connects her to the other very important female entities of our study – Ishtar, or Inanna.
D) The daughter of Sin is the Babylonian Ishtar or Inanna. She is the gender fluid goddess of sex and war, and incestuous twin sister of the sun-god Utu or Shamash. She is known by the 8-pointed star and the planet Venus. As Ishtar, she marries Demuzi and then throws him into the underworld when demons come for her son Lulal. Demuzi, is one of the first dying-and-rising gods and is also known as Tammuz in scripture.
As Inanna her temple or ‘holy mountain’ (a term in the Ugaritic texts that denotes significant power) was filled with eunuchs, transvestites and homosexual male priests. her religion was a proponent of sex reassignment. Her title is: ‘The Queen of Heaven’ and she is associated with the Planet Venus and an 8-pointed star.
Babylonian women, once in their lives were to go to Inanna’s temple, dressed as her prostitute and seek to receive a silver coin from a stranger to have intercourse with. This would fulfill the womanly ‘duties to Inanna.’ Inanna would be celebrated during the more important Fall Akitu festival which would corresponded to the Hunter Moon. She, like Ishtar and Astarte; Diana and Apollo, Inanna was considered a ‘mighty bow hunter’.
Here is a simplified equation of Inanna, and her morphology. Known as the: Inanna (Semitic) = Astarte (Hittite) = Aphrodite (Greek) = Venus (Rome). She is also known as Moab’s national deity Chemosh. As well as an apparent repackaging of the moon-god Sin, as Diana. We see her as Asherah, El’s (who is Saturn) consort.
We continue to grow closer to the very subjects of this study. And one of those subjects is the scriptural ‘Asherah pole’ or ‘Asherah tree’, of the goddess Asherah.
E) Asherah disappears from history. But she is known to be called ‘The Queen of Heaven’ and religious scholar Saul M. Olyan (author of Asherah and the Cult of Yahweh in Isreal) relates her to a conjunction of three separate goddesses – like Diana was. These goddesses are: Gudshu, Astarte and Anat. Significantly, texts show that Asherah claims to be the wife of Yahweh Elohim! Remember that Ba’al Hammon claims to be Yahweh Elohim and Ashtoreth (the female aspect of the child eating Molech) claims to also be the wife of Yahweh Elohim.
According to the Ba’al Cycle Texts, Anat is a war-goddess and sister-lover of her brother Ba’al-Hadad. There are parallels between Anat and Inanna in both of their myths. In Greece she is known as Athena, and in Rome as Minerva. Minerva is associated with owls and is the deity found associated with the Mason’s Society and the patron goddess of the Bohemian Grove. More groves worship.
Asherah, another ‘queen of heaven’ and goddess of the hunt is the second goddess to claim to be ‘lazy’ Yahwey’s wife – or the wife of Ba’al Hammon. As Minerva she is worshipped in groves as is Diana the bow-hunting moon goddess. And as Diana she is the twin sister of the Greek Apollyon or Roman Apollo – that scripture defines as satan. I told you these lineages get messy and incestuous.
The last diety we will encounter in scripture is Chemosh.
F) Chemosh is the male aspect of Astarte – who as we have just learned is associated with the trifold goddess of Asherah (as Gudshu, Astarte and Anat). Chemosh is also knowen as the war-gods: Ares (Greek) and Mars (Rome).
Just as the sun-god Utu or Shamash changes gender from male to female for unknown reasons. Inanna, by Roman times has lost the male ‘war’ part of her attributes and as Aphrodite she is now known more for the ‘sex’ aspect. The same is seen in Chemosh. Chemosh appears to be the ‘war’ part of Aphrodite, as the Roman god-of-war Mars (from the Greek god-of-war Ares).
So, these are the main characters. But let’s attempt to clarify them further. Because, this study is not about their lineage, you just need to understand their aspects to see the connections that will be made later on.
For our study specifically, let’s further reduce the concepts of these gods into an even more simplified outline. We will see 6 of these characters in our study.
1) Ba’al: This is also 2) Molech, Saturn and satan. These all are known for and require child or human sacrifice. As Moloch, Ba’al female aspect is known as the goddess 3) Ashteroth who is also known as the ‘Queen of Heaven’ and by the planet Venus with ‘virgin’ iconography.4) Asherah: The goddess of sex and war as Inanna and Astarte. Known as ‘the Queen of Heaven’ and as a ‘virgin’; Represented by an 8-pointed star and the Planet Venus. Wife of Saturn, and ‘Mother’ goddess of 70 deities, who is associated with her dying-and-rising husband-son-lover (5) Tammuz). Her male aspect is 6) Chemosh or Mars.
We have essentially, two entities. Ba’al and Asherah. The very same two that are seen connected over-and-over in scriptures – the study of, we are about to get into.
As I said before, isn’t this one heck of an incestuous, over-lapping game of names. Almost as if someone is trying to hide something – the definition of ‘occult’. Let’s reduce this one more time.
The characters in our study are:
1) Ba’al: known as satan, Moloch, Saturn, Tammuz and Chemosh. Associated with the planets Jupiter, Mars and Saturn; the Sun and the Moon. A horned god, associated with calves after usurping his father Enlil. The Spring Akitu festival is held in his honor and the winter festival, Saturnalia is also his. He attempts to take many of Yahweh’s monikers, and slanders Yahweh as ‘lazy’. His female aspect is associated with the virgin bow-hunting ‘Queen of Heaven’ goddess of sex, war, witchcraft and the moon.
And his consort, sister-wife-daughter-lover female aspect is:
2) Asherah: known as Ashteroth, Anat, Ishtar, Inanna, & Astarte. She is aligned with the planet Venus. Known as the ‘Queen of Heaven’: a virgin, sex-craved transexual entity that is also associated with human sacrifice, facilitating the dying-and-rising god concept with her brother-husband-son-lover: satan. She promotes the modern liberal ideas of men turning into women, and women into warriors. Associated with the more important Fall Akitu festival. She calls herself Yahweh’s wife – but we can easily tell she is a harlot. Her male aspect is the god of war (Mars), archery; pharmakia, healing & disease; growth, education and protector of children; patron of founding new town, and establishment of civil constitutions and giver of laws; the patron of shepherds and herdsman, Apollo. Or, you guessed it, satan.
These are the two characters of our study: Ba’al and Asherah. When we see these two, we see a ‘male’ and ‘female’ side of satan. And as the great deceiver, satan has gone about twisting up the lineages, names and relationships of these ‘gods’ to such an extent that this 8-page introduction hasn’t even scratched the surface of who he is.
This author believes that there are at 70 literal little-g gods that were given rulership over the nations by YHVH Elohim at the Tower of Babel incident. And that the incestuous and related ‘family tree’ of these gods indicates a slow re-gathering by Lucifer of these lessor, and or weaker spiritual entities unto himself.
It’s like how at one time the USA was subdivided by France, Spain and England. Then England took most of it, and finally the newly formed USA incorporated the rest. So, when we see gods changing names, or loosing and gaining attributes, it is because of the result of their second-heaven conflict.
But two members work together and have always worked together. Asherah and Ba’al. or Inanna (The Spirit of Jezebel) and Apollo.
Because it is the argument of this author that they are integral to each other – mimicking the very same relationship of YHVH and the Holy Spirit. That they try to create their own ‘son’ through the myths and lore of the Tammuz’s and Horus’s dying and rising mythologies. But in reality, their sons are born out of blood letting human sacrificial occultism. And these myths are incestuous dying-and-rising tales of ‘satan’ having to go to the underworld and be re-born through black magic and witchcraft.
But we know that satan is not in the abzu, the 200 fallen watchers and their Nephilim children are. Satan tricked them to help him and perform the evil against all creation, that required the flood to be sent by Yahweh. And it is the descendants of these 200 watchers, and their children who first established the original child-eating pantheon of gods that produced Ishtar and Ba’al in the first place.
But as we see in Revelation chapter 9, satan is given the key to release his friends upon the earth – he is called Apollo. Until then, he relies on wicked humans, through rites and ceremonies, to help him slowly regather his army of demons (the disembodied spirits of the Nephilim of Gen 6:4) up here on earth.
Christmas, believe it or not is the focus of this study. The last backdrop to be given is about the Roman god, Saturn’s human sacrifice, gender fluid and hedonistic festival celebrating the re-birth of the ‘son’ – Saturnalia.
In 274 AD, the Roman emperor Aurelian had declared the 25th of December to be the birthdate of Sol Invictus – the Roman sun-god2. Aurelian may have thought that he could attract more converts to Christianity by allowing them to celebrate on the same day2. The Syrian origin of Sol Invictus is undisputed in the traditional view2. Sol Invictus, is the Roman equivalent of either the Syrian god Elagabalus or Malakbel 2. The sun-god Malakbel was worshipped at the Temple of Ba’al in Palmyra, Syria2. Invictus meaning ‘unconquered, invincible’, was an epithet utilized for several Roman deities, including Jupiter, Mars, Apollo2.
Hopefully now reader, the players and connections will come alive for you as we start our study. Again, credit for this quote-un-quote ‘concise’ flow of these ancient gods, their relationships and titles goes to Mr. Derek P. Gilbert’s books – specifically ‘Bad Moon Rising’; Thanks Mr. Gilbert!
CHOOSE THIS DAY WHO YOU WILL SERVE
A Commentary on The Harlot of Mystery Babylon, Saturn’s Christmas & The Appointed Times, and Sabbath of Jehovah
1) Rev 12:7-9 “Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, (8) but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. (9) And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.”