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The First Gods (Deities) of Antiquity (Ancient Times) in Greece, Egypt, Rome, India, Japan, Mexico and India were indeed black or as dark skinned as Sub-Saharan Africans and African-Americans today. These deities of antiquity include Zeus, Apollo, Osiris, Isis, Buddha, Horus, Fuhi, Zaha, Quetzal-coatl and Krishna, among others (Higgins, Frazer & Churchward, 1921; Massey 2002, 1932; Maspero, 1888; Volney, 1792; Budge, 1994; James, 1954; Jackson, 1972).
In Greece and Rome, the homelands of Western civilization, white masses bowed down to black deities. Delphos and his black mother, Melainis, founded the rites of Apollo. Blacks were worshipped as divine figures in early Greek mythology. The names of Zeus of Greece and Krishna of India refer to “the one” (Ibid, Robertson, 1889; Kush, 1983). Hercules, Apollo and Jupiter, among others, were black. Throughout the Roman Empire stretching into the British Isles, the worship of black Isis and Horus was popular. The worship of the Black Madonna and Christ succeeded the earlier worship of Isis and Horus during the early centuries following the Messiah’s death and the spread of Christianity (Rogers, 1980). Rome’s goddesses Venus, Cybele, Metis and Ceres, among others were portrayed as black divinities (Higgins, 2007, 1840).
The God of the Bible (Rev. 1: 14) is described as having hair like pure wool (Rogers, 1980). The texture of the hair common among Black Africans or Nubians were evident in ancient portrayals of Buddha of India, Fuhi of China, Sommonacom of the Siamese, Zaha of the Japanese and Quetzalcoatl of the Mexicas, among other deities (Buckley, 2010, 1852; Inman, 1875). Their pepper corn hair was a sign of divinity (Rogers, 1967). This description is also given to Christ and Apollo (Ibid).
All religions began out of Africa (Volney, 1792). The Ethiopians were the first to give religious thought and inspiration to humanity (Rogers, 1980). They provided the various religious systems that are now so highly regarded in the West (Volney, 1792). In addition, all the great religious leaders from Moses to Christ were initiates of the Black African Mystery System (James, 2012, 1954). The holy Catholic religion of the remotest antiquity was an Egyptian Mystery System. The universal use of this system explains why diverse world religions have a common nucleus of similarity, belief in God, belief in immortality and moral code. The mysteries of all other nations are similar to those derived from ancient African civilizations (Kush, 1983).
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African influence on Orthodox Christianity is far more profound than most people realize. The whole Christian Bible was derived from the sacred books of Egypt, such as the Book of the Dead, the Pyramid Text and the Book of Thoth. Followers of Massey’s claims believe that the entire Christian Bible’s creation legend, the Exodus from Egypt, ark and flood allegory, Israelite history, Hebrew prophecy and poetry, Gospel, Epistles and Revelation's imagery are transmitted from ancient Egypt’s scrolls and papyri (Jackson, 1985; Osman, 1998). The Egyptian empire and its religion stretched into the heart of Africa and India. The mythos of the second book of Genesis has been found in ancient Nubia and Raputana in artifacts that predated its encryption in the Hebrew and Christian bibles by many centuries (Kush, 1983; Jackson, 1985).
Well before the destruction of African Civilization (See Image 91), slavery and colonialism were achieved by European imperialist, the earliest statues and iconic images of Jesus Christ and his mother were adorned black-skinned Africans. These early displays are found throughout Europe into Russia in its northeast. They are held in the oldest cathedrals where they were constructed close to the beginning of the Christian church in the locals or within a few hundred years of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This evidence that Jesus was black can be found in the following locations, among others:
· Poland where the Black Madonna of Czestochowa is adorned
· Spain where the Queen of the Pyrenees is housed
· Russia where the Madonna of Notre Dame of Kazar is displayed
· France at the Cathedral of Milan
· Germany at the Cathedral of Augsburg
· Italy at the Church of San Francisco in Pisa
· Rome in the catacombs where there are numerous statues and icons of a Black Madonna worshipped by early Christian (See Images 92-97; Rogers, 1967; James, 2012).