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Heliopolitan Trinitarian Monotheism: Summarizing a Few of the Main Afro-Heleno-Semitic and Vaishnava Connections

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Sacred Python symbol for life and eternity on a wooden bowl of the Yoruba, Nigeria, Africa, Museum of Mankind, London. The head and neck of the ‘Cosmic Serpent of Eternity’ and the crown of the Male Figure are painted the same exact dark royal blue color inferring commonality. The female figure is holds a rosette flower like symbol. All the archetypal features of Lakshmi-Narayan and Ananta Shesha are present in this artifact. Ananta Shesha is described as having Blue necks and tongues and he is the same being as the blue Narayan. His consort Lakshmi Devi holds a flower in her hand. Even the placement of the divinities corresponds with the positioning of Vedic male and female divinities, with the female standing upon the left, at the heart of God. (excerpted from “The Serpent, The Eagle, The Lion and The Disk” by Brannon Parker)

One Human Family With One Saving God 
Now, it has been over 40 years since I began studying Deity and theophoric (god-bearing) personal, place and city names in the Hebrew and Greek versions of the Bible. I wanted to understand the relationship of the Judeo-Catholic (Apostolic Christian) Deity to the other peoples and deities or Deities of the Old and New Testament stories. At that time I had not been prejudiced by any form of ethnocentrism and had no preconceived notion about where to look for connections, or what I would find. As a result, I was not inhibited to compare Hebrew, Israelite and Judahite Deity names with those of the Deities of Africa, Europe or traditions East of the Levant. I began by searching the scriptures and Biblical concordances for every Deity and theophoric name I could find. There were thousands of them ! Most commonly West Semitic theophoric names were compounded with the Supreme Deity Name elements El (1), Yahu (2) and Baal. Yahu had once been called Baal, Bel or Balu, as was evidenced in Iron Age IIB Israel (3). In Semitic traditions, Baal or Yahu was variously considered the alter-form, Brother or Son of the supreme Deity El. Yahu-Baal was the Form of El who descended to save humanity, as in later Jewish Messianic lore. Semitic Bal was also associated with agriculture / the plow, the club as His astra or symbolic weapon, and the palm tree or palm frond as one of His important symbols (4). He was also as the self-sacrificed POLIEUS (5) associated with sacrificial systems and related sacramental social order civilizations. So, I also searched for Bal-related names. Other important names associated with the Biblical Deity in the Hebrew or Greek, such as ADON-YAHU, ELI-HABHA, ELI-AZAR, ASAR-YAHU, PETHACH-YAHU, ZECHAR-YAHU, and THEOS, BASILEOS, etc., required special attention in my studies.  Read the rest of this entry