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Old 23-10-2009, 06:58 PM   #257
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Originally Posted by rapunzel View Post
There never was a goddess called Semiramis. Nimrod is a figure from Hebrew mythology and there was no Babylonian Mystery religion. Get your facts right and do your research instead of just parrotting other people's misguided ideas. Have you been reading His-slop?
I get pretty exasperated when people quote Hislop and his followers, but
Semiramis (sĕmĭr'əmĭs), mythical Assyrian queen, noted for her beauty and wisdom. She was reputed to have conquered many lands and founded the city of Babylon. After a long and prosperous reign she vanished from earth in the shape of a dove and was thereafter worshiped as a deity, acquiring many of the characteristics of the goddess Ishtar.Columbia Encyclopedia (2007)
James Frazer apparently agreed. The rest of it, not so much.

But clearly, there is no such thing as "Mystery Babylon," as this phrase comes from fanatical Protestants willfully ignoring the comma in Revelation 17:5, "MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT." Babylon is the Mystery.

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