The European Roots of Thanksgiving
And more about the strange evolution of Semitic religions, versions of which were eventually imposed on Europeans
by Carolyn Emerick
THANKSGIVING is modeled on Aryan agricultural ritual feasts.
The word “Lord” evolved from “loaf-ward,” guardian of the grain harvest. The last sheaf of grain (Barley King/God) was symbolically killed, the spirit was saved in corn dollies which were later sowed into a Spring crop to be resurrected.
The word “Lord” used in the Bible is not a literal translation from the Greek. It was first used in an early Germanic translation to convert the Goths — who then worshipped Freyr and Freyja, whose names meant Lord and Lady.
To this day, the Lord and Lady of the harvest can be found in agricultural folk traditions still enacted in Britain (the English and Lowland Scots being Germanic people).
Everyone who prays to the Lord, quite literally, is praying to a European pagan God. In fact, the very word God is indigenous Germanic.
Do you know what the Hebrew word for god is? El.
El was a Canaanite (Semitic) pagan deity within a polytheistic pantheon. He was a father sky god associated with high places. The Hebrew phrase El-Shaddai, which modern Christians sing in worship songs, means “god of the mountain,” because El was worshipped by pagan Canaanites and Hebrews at mountains (like Zeus’ association with Olympus). So quite literally (and literal in the truest sense, as we’re speaking of etymology and true word meanings) Christians singing El Shaddai are praising a pagan deity of the Semites. If you don’t know, Semitic is a distinct and separate linguistic-ethnic group from Europeans (who are Aryans linguisto-ethnically — modern scholars prefer to use the term “Indo-European” but scholars all used the term Aryan before WWII).
Yahweh was the son of El, just as Thor is the son of Odin, and Hercules was the son of Zeus. In the case of Hercules, he was born of a deified father and a human mortal mother. He was said to have walked as a man on Earth, performing miraculous deeds. Sound familiar?
El had a female consort called Asherah, and her title was Queen of Heaven. You can find references to her in the Hebrew Scriptures where Old Testament prophets were screeching to burn down temples to “the Queen of Heaven.” Later, in Catholicism, Mary was referred to as the Queen of Heaven.
What happened was that Yahweh, son of El, developed a cult following that grew in popularity among the warlike Hebrew tribes. These people’s extreme aggression is outlined in the Hebrew Bible, where the tales reveal they were constantly engaging in wars of conquest. This type of culture tends toward the eradication of any female deity, and the elevation of a singular, aggressive, male war-God. So El and Asherah were deposed — and Yahweh was elevated.
The New Testament is largely written by Saul of Tarsus, who renamed himself “Paul.” A Jewish man, he never met, and never even claimed to have met, Jesus Christ. He was a Jew who was raised in the very misogynistic Greco-Roman society. His teachings are antithetical to the northern European Aryan cultural worldview.
In addition, the original followers of Jesus rejected Saul-turned-Paul. They instead followed his brother James. The schism between Paul and James is outlined in the New Testament. The book of James makes zero reference to Jesus-as-deity. The original followers of Jesus and James were eventually called the Ebionites. They were “followers of Christ,” but did not recognize Christ as a deity.
Circling back to the beginning: When the word “Lord” was first used to convert the Goths, Gothic Christianity was called Arianism (not from the same word as Aryan, but rather named for its founder, Arius), and it did not recognize Jesus as a deity.
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Source: Carolyn Emerick writes on indigenous European religious and folk traditions, with a special focus on northern Europe