"In contrast to the ancient deities of Egypt, Serapis was a late comer among the gods of Eygpt. His cult seems to have been founded in Alexandria by Ptolemy I before 283 …" - David Magie1

Mystery of Serapis

"In the city on the borders of Egypt which boasts Alexander III of Macedonia as its founder, Serapis and Isis are worshiped with a reverence that is almost fanatical.

Evidence that the sun, under the name of Serapis, is the object of all this reverence is either the basket set on the head of the god or the figure of a three-headed creature placed by his statue.

The middle head of this figure, the largest, represents a lion; on the right a dog raises its head with a gentle and fawning air; and on the left the neck ends in the head of a ravening wolf.

All three beasts are joined together by the coils of a serpent whose head returns to the god's right hand which keeps the monster in check." - Macrobius, Saturnalia

"When Egypt became the kingdom of the Ptolemies, they found a thousand year old culture with a flourishing religiosity focused on the Pharaoh.

In order to establish a stable power base in the country, the foreign rulers had to respond to the needs of their Egyptian subjects, who made up most of the population of their kingdom.

For their official public image, the Ptolemies therefore assumed not only the Hellenistic portrayal of a basileus, but they also became Egyptian Pharaohs." - Stefan Pfeiffer

apis bull

The cult of the Apis bull started at the very beginning of Egyptian history as a fertility god connected to grain and the herds.

In the land of Canaan the Apis bull was known as Baal.

Osirapis was the sacred ascended bull of Memphis after its death according to the hieroglyphic texts found on stelae and objects in the Serapeum at Sakkara.

Serapis was a synthetic deity derived from the worship of the Egyptian Osiris and Apis (Osiris + Apis = Oserapis/Serapis).

Greek and Roman authors have much to say about Apis, the marks by which the black bull-calf was recognized, the manner of his conception by a ray from heaven, his house at Memphis with court for disporting himself, the mode of prognostication from his actions, the mourning at his death, his costly burial, and rejoicing throughout the country when a new Apis (or Lama) is found.

The Apis bull, a manifestation of Pharaoh, symbolized the king's courageous heart, great strength, virility, and fighting spirit.

Auguste Mariette' excavation of the Serapeum of Saqqara revealed tombs of 60 animals, ranging from the time of Amenhotep III to the Ptolemaic dynasty.

Each animal was buried in a separate tomb with a chapel built above.

"There is no description of the Mass in the gospels, it came in from antiquesources;
so the key of God in the Christian cult is the magic key with the power to open or shut."

Carl Jung, Modern Psychology, Page 189

5th century BC Herodotus equates the Egyptian god Osiris and the Greek god Dionysus.

331 BC Alexander III of Macedonia founds Alexandria.

Alexandria becomes not only a center of Hellenism but also home to the largest Hebrew community in the world.

The Oral Traditions of the Hebrews is codified by the Hebrews of Alexandria and recorded in the Mishnah in Mishnaic Hebrew with parts in Aramaic.

304 BC Ptolemy I succeeds Alexander III of Macedonia and assumes the traditional title of Pharaoh.

Ptolemy I Soter I (Ptolemy the Savior) promotes the Cult of Serapis.

Hellenistic symbology is added most notably in the use of a human headed idol rather than an animal headed idol like Anubus.

The followers of Serapis endorse Ptolemy as the patron of Alexandria.

The composite term Serapis is found around the start of the first century BC, in Aegyptiaca by Hecataeus of Abdera, and in works by Leon of Pella.

"The Ptolemies intended that the new god should have universal appeal in an increasingly cosmopolitan country.

In consequence, Serapis had more than 200 localized names, including (according to correspondence of Emperor Hadrian) Christ!

Ptolemy put all the resources of the state behind the official cult.

Major temples of the god were built at Alexandria and Memphis.

The Serapeum in Alexandria itself blended Egyptian gigantism with the grace and beauty of Hellenic style.

The Serapeum grew into a vast complex, one of the grandest monuments of pagan civilization." - Kenneth Humphreys

At the time of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth the Gnostic Mystery of the Serapis, the Serapeum, was in the Catechetical School of the Library of Alexandria.

"When in ancient times a pestilence arose in Egypt, the common people ascribed their troubles to the workings of a divine agency; with many strangers dwelling in their midst and practicing different rites of religion, their own traditional observances in honor of the gods had fallen into disuse.

Hence the natives of the land surmised that unless they removed the foreigners, their troubles would never be resolved.

The aliens were driven from the country. The most outstanding and active among them banded together and were cast ashore in Greece; their leaders were notable men, chief among them being Danaus and Cadmus.

The greater number were driven into what is now called Judaea, which is not far distant from Egypt.

The colony was headed by a man called Moshe Rabbenu, outstanding both for his wisdom and for his courage.

On taking possession of the Land of Cannan he founded Jerusalem.

He established the temple that they hold in chief veneration, instituted their forms of worship and ritual, drew up laws and ordered political institutions.

Moshe Rabbenu divided them into twelve tribes, since this is regarded as the most perfect number corresponding to the number of months a year.

He had no images of gods, being of the opinion God is not in human form; the Heaven that surrounds the earth is alone divine, and rules the universe.

The sacrifices that he established differ from those of other nations, as does their way of living, for as a result of their own expulsion from Egypt he introduced a kind of misanthropic and inhospitable way of life." - Aegyptiaca by Hecataeus of Abdera

The Gnostic Mystery of the Serapis included:

Humanities Savior is the Son of the Creator = the Creator made flesh;

Father of the Savior(s) resides in heaven while the mother is a mortal virgin.

Serapis' birth was prophesized by a star in the heavens.

Serapis was born in a shed before three shepherds.

Followers of Serapis are born again through the rites of baptism.

Serapis miraculously turned water into wine at the marriage ceremony.

Serapis is powerless to perform miracles in his own village.

Serapis rides into town on a donkey while people wave palm leaves.

Serapis had 12 disciples.

Accused of licentious behavior Serapis is hung on a tree.

Serapis dies at the Vernal Equinox as a sacrifice for the sins of the world, descends to hell after bodily death, and on the third day his tomb is visited by three female followers, he rises from the dead and ascends to heaven.

Serapis death and resurrection are celebrated by a ritual meal of bread and wine, which symbolize his body and blood.

Numerous Gnostic mystery schools existed in the eastern Mediterranean during the late classical antiquity period, including the Eleusinian, Dionysian, Orphic and Mithraic mysteries as well as the Mystery of Serapis.

The Eleusinian Mysteries were initiations held every year for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at the Panhellenic Sanctuary of Eleusis.

Their basis was an agrarian cult, and there is some evidence that they were derived from the religious practices of the Mycenean period.

The Eleusinian Mysteries represented the myth of the abduction of Persephone from her mother Demeter by the king of the underworld Hades, in a cycle with three phases: the descent, the search, and the ascent, with the main theme being the ascent of Persephone and the reunion with her mother.

It was a major festival during the Hellenic era, and later spread to Rome.

Similar rites appear in societies of Near East and Minoan Crete.

The Dionysian Mysteries were a ritual of ancient Greece and Rome which used intoxicants and other trance-inducing techniques (like dance and music) to remove inhibitions and social constraints, liberating the individual.

It also provided some liberation for men and women marginalized by Greek society, among which were slaves, outlaws, and non-citizens.

In their final phase the Mysteries shifted their emphasis from a chthonic, underworld orientation to a transcendental, mystical one, with Dionysus changing his nature accordingly.

As a mystery religion is known only to the initiated aspects of the Dionysian cult remain lost with the decline of Greco-Roman polytheism.

Orphic religion, a Hellenistic mystery religion, is thought to have been based on the teachings and songs of the legendary Greek musician Orpheus.

Ancient Greek Lyre, Rui Fu, and Bendir

Ancient Lyre & Vocals - "Télos"

Knowledge is derived from descriptions, imagery and cross-cultural studies.

All the divinities the Romans nominally adopted from other cultures also came to be worshiped in the Gnostic mysteries - for instance Egyptian Isis, Thracian/Phrygian Sabazius and Phrygian Cybele.

At the heart of the Gnostic Mystery of Christ is the myth of a dying and resurrecting god taking human form, an Avatar, known by different names in different cultures:

- in Egypt Osiris and later Serapis;

- in Greece Dionysus;

- in Asia Minor Attis;

- in Syria Adonis;

- in Italy Bacchus;

- in Sumeria Tammuz;

in Persia Mithras.

This dying and resurrecting god had been popular throughout the ancient world for centuries and carried many local names but was mostly seen as a Bull as seen in the Canaanite god of fertility Baal. (Age of Taurus)

It was the cross pollination with Hellenism, which always modeled the gods in human form, that allowed, first, the Alexandrian followers of Serapis and, then, the Essenes to model the Dying and Resurrecting God on, first, the Greek ruler Ptolemy I, and, then, Jesus of Nazareth.

The name 'Osiris-Dionysus' was sometimes used to denote the universal composite nature of reality in much the same way that the term Serapis was used before being replace by the term Chrestus.

Chrestus (Christus) was another name for the Egyptian god, Serapis.

Chrestus may be translated as "Messiah".

Constantine, searching for a new State religion to unite the far flung reaches of the Roman Empire, sees a cross in the sky and cobbles together existing systems.

These include:

Mystery of Serapis

Mystery of Mithras

Mishnah generated by the Hebrews in Alexandria becomes the Septuagint.

Tales and sayings of Jesus become the Synoptic Gospels.

John the Presbyter pens the Gospel of John and Revelation.

Writings of Saul of Tarsus, the Father of Christianity are incorporated.

The whole narrative is hermeneutically unified by Jerome of Stridon.

1. Magie, David. "Egyptian Deities in Asia Minor in Inscriptions and on Coins." American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 57, no. 3, 1953, pp. 163–187. JSTOR,

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