The reason why the bible gives such a significant endorsement to these two goddesses is because they were moon goddesses and the Hebrews and the Jews were devout worshipers of the moon as opposed to the sun. This was especially so for nomadic animal herders and desert dwellers as many Hebrews were, as their survival was dependent on the cool relief of the night as opposed to the oppressive heat of the day. Also the moon was worshiped because it controlled the fertility cycles of people and animals.
It is important to note that the name of the moon God in the Middle East was ‘Sin’. This explains why Christianity teaches that ‘we are all sinners’ for it was just another way of saying ‘that we all worship the moon’ – whether we are aware of it or not.
Saying that,‘all of Asia and the whole world worshippeth Artemis’ (Acts 19:27) is another way of saying that Paul, Jesus, all his disciples, all the Jews and even God himself loved her as well. ‘Asia’ in this context was the Roman name for the territories that the Romans occupied and controlled in what is now called Turkey.
Although Paul is presented in the story as being opposed to Artemis we have to assume that this is just a smokescreen to deflect people away from worshiping the female moon goddess instead of the male sun God who was worshiped by the Roman Emperor Constantine. Constantine founded Christianity under the understanding that he was the new Lord, God and Savior of the world, who was to be worshiped now as a manifestation of the sun God. This is also why Constantine changed God’s Holy Day from Friday and Saturday to Sunday.
The fact that Paul also changed his name from Saul to Paul confirms this as his name ‘Paul’ is a short form of ‘Apollo’. Apollo was a sun God who was also the twin brother of Artemis. So we have the sun god Apollo/Paul and the moon goddess Artemis/Diana presented as brother and sister in this Bible story.
The, so called, ‘many breasted’ statue of Artemis pictured above is on display at the Vatican museum. Many scholars now think that she is actually wearing a necklace of severed bull, goat or sheep scrotum and this was meant to signify her power and triumph over men, kings, bulls and Bull Gods, or rams and Ram Gods that she had defeated, sacrificed or castrated.
When Jesus claimed ‘he was a sheep, or the Lamb of God’ he was also saying that he and his heavenly Father was a ram or a Ram God. This could explain why the Bible says the above statue of Artemis had been ‘thrown down’ or, ‘have fallen from Heaven by Jupiter.’ (Acts 19:35) (‘Jupiter’ meaning ‘Father God’)
This could signify that Artemis had castrated God and had added his scrotum to her necklace and that is why God had thrown her statue down to earth in a fit or anger.
Jupiter became the new name for the God of the Holy Land after the Romans had conquered the Holy Land and had totally defeated the Jews and their God, who was previously called El, the Bull God. This is the reason Christians now pray to ‘God the Father’, because ‘Jupiter’ means ‘Father’ in Latin.
Jesus could have been showing his allegiance and support of Artemis or Diana when he said that he supported his followers who wanted to castrate themselves for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. ‘And there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.’ (Matt 19:12)
Although it is ambiguous what ‘it’ means when it says ‘let him receive it’ it is most likely referring to the severed penis, which could have been consumed as part of a early Eucharist ceremony. This begs the question whether Jesus was castrated, if so, who would have castrated him and what would have happened to his severed member? Was it Jesus’s penis that was eaten at the last supper?
It is important to note that many Churches proudly claim that they have the sacred relic of Jesus’s severed foreskin in their possession. Also the first syllable of the word ‘Testament’ is named after ‘testes’ and highlights the importance of the ‘testicles’ in the New and Old Testament.
Also Jesus said, “the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth” (John 18:37). The first syllables of the word ‘testify’ are also from the word ‘testes’. This could mean Jesus was saying he ‘testified to the truth’ by having his testicles cut off.
Jesus could also have been showing his allegiance to Cybele the ‘Magna Mater’, or ‘Mother God’ of Rome. The priests of Cybele, the Galli, would castrate themselves during their ecstatic celebration called ‘the Day of Blood’, which took place on March 24. At the same time they put on women’s costume and wore pendants and ear-rings. They also wore their hair long, and bleached, and wore heavy make-up. They wandered around with followers, begging for charity, in return for telling fortunes. On the day of mourning for Attis they ran around wildly and disheveled. They performed dances to the music of pipes and tambourines, and, in an ecstasy, flogged themselves until they bled.
It is worth noting that the mourning over the death of Jesus was timed to coincide with the mourning over the death of Attis and that the priests of Jesus still cross-dress and wear frocks in her honor.
It is significant that how quickly Christianity ignored repudiated Jesus’s direction that his devout followers should castrate themselves, or make themselves eunuchs. This was largely because Rome had banned this practice of religious castration for Roman citizens, only allowing it to be performed by foreigners and slaves.
If Rome hadn’t banned it the Churches may have lots of eunuch priests today, which may not be such a bad thing, considering the child abuse scandal they are mired in today. This is also a good time to reflect on how little people really understand the true mind-set of Jesus, for him to have advocated such a practice as castration for the kingdom of heaven’s sake.
These sorts of castration rites are significant for it would explain the reason why God is unable to conceive any children and why he keeps himself well hidden away these days. It signifies that God has had his power taken away and he is now impotent.
The rite of circumcision may well be a commemoration of the time when God was castrated. Afterwards God mandated all his followers to undergo circumcision, which is a similar trauma, possibly because God didn’t have to feel such a failure – by getting others to share his pain.
Also Artemis was said to have sent a wild boar to kill Adonis as punishment for his boast that he was a better than she. As Jesus was claiming to be Adonis when he claimed that he was Lord, God and Savior of the Holy Land, this can be interpreted as meaning that Artemis, or her representative, was also possibly responsible for the death of Jesus and/or his castration. This could explain why Jesus was never able to conceive a child or heir according to christian teaching or dogma.
This could explain why Salome, who was responsible for beheading Jesus’s master, John the Baptist, asked for his head on a platter at a banquet. The ‘head on a platter’ is also a castration symbol as it could also be referring to John the Baptist’s penis which was being served up on a platter for her and others to eat. This occurred at a banquet held by King Herod, the King of the Jews, where she was an important guest of honor.
This head on a platter was an earlier prototype of the Eucharist rite that was adopted by Jesus inviting people to partake in eating his body. Sheep testicles were considered to be a delicacy back them and as Jesus claimed that he was a lamb, it means that his testicles would have been considered a much sort after delicacy too. This was also meant to be a stark reminder of what would happen to anyone who disrespects the female and her goddess.
The name ‘Diana’ means ‘goddess Ana’ and was the earlier Sumerian name for the Babylonian goddess Ishtar. Ishtar was also famous for killing her husband Tammuz after he didn’t show proper respect to her after she sacrificed her life to save his.
‘Tammuz’ is represented as one of Jesus’s disciples under the Anglicised name of ‘Thomas’, which indicates that the myth of Ishtar is important to understanding the myths of Jesus.
As Artemis/Diana and Cybele were said to be virgin goddesses they have to be considered to be one of the reasons why Jesus’s mother also claims that she was a virgin too – to link herself to these goddesses and the worship of the moon. This also explains why the churches claim that Jesus was also a virgin, and his Father too, in an attempt to show their allegiance to the virgin moon and the moon goddesses and their power over them.