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Old 07-12-2018, 09:49 AM   #11
st jimmy
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According to our wonderful media, the lion in all these coat of arms of the aristocratic families is the Lion of Judah, but I believe it’s really the (winged) lion of Mithras.

Archaeology has revealed that a lion with eagle's wings was a common symbol in Babylonia. The eagle often symbolises the sun god, so a winged lion symbolises the sun powering the lion.
The symbol of St. Mark is really the Babylonian winged lion facing the symbol of the sun god. The lion of Daniel 7 has eagle's wings, a reference to Babylon:

See Tiamat the chaos serpent on a Babylonian seal.

Traces of Mithras go as far back as the fourteenth century BC. Mithras was the greatest of the Yazats (angels); an angel of light associated with the sun. Mithras has a thousand ears, ten-thousand eyes.

The Mehregan feast of Mithras (or baga) in the month Bagayadi was one of the most ancient and most popular festivals for the ancient Iranians. This feast for the sun-god was probably pre-Zoroastrian of the Proto-Iranian (Aryan) era.

Mithras was very popular among the Roman military.
In Jewish mysticism, Mithras appears as Metatron, the highest of the angels. Mehregan, Tiragan and Norooz, were the only Zoroastrian feasts mentioned in the Talmud:
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See the Achaemenid Seal of Emperor Artaxerxes standing before Mithras Anahit – with the lion and sun motif.

In the ancient Hindu text Rig Veda, Mitra, who seduces people by Maya (illusion), is mentioned over 200 times. The Sun is said to be the eye of Mitra.
Mitra and Varuna are two devas (deities) frequently referred to in the Rig Veda. Their connection is so close that they are often considered as one Mitra–Varuna.
See the statue of Varuna with Varunani, discovered in Karnataka, 8th century AD.
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