At the Age of 12, Horus was a Prodigal Child Teacher


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“…In the first place, Horus was commonly viewed as the rising sun, during which time, it could be said, ‘He dwelt on earth as mortal Horus in the house of Seb (earth) until he was twelve years of age.’ In the solar mythos, the ‘age’ of 12 refers to the sun at high noon, the twelfth hour of the day, when the ‘Sun God’ is doing his ‘heavenly father’s work’ in the ‘temple’ or ‘tabernacle’ of the ‘most high.’ In the Egyptian myth, the child Horus, - the rising sun – becomes Re at the “age” of 12 noon, when he moves into his ‘Father’s house,’ in other words, that of Re and/or Osiris, who are interchangeable, as we have have seen. Indeed, while the sun gods or solar epithets are interchangeable in and of themselves, in certain texts…Re is specifically named as Horus’s father; hence, the relationship here is doubly appropriate. The fact of Horus attaining so quickly to such maturity certainly may impress his elders, the older suns, as he literally becomes them. To put it another way, Horus is the sun from the time it arrives on the horizon until 12 noon, at which point he becomes Re, the father of the gods and the ‘father of Horus’ as well. It could thus he said that Horus does his father’s work at the age of 12.” (Murdock, CIE, 107ff)

“In the Egyptian story of Khamuaus/Kamois found on Papyrus DCIV of the British Museum appears an interesting tale about Sa_Asar, Si-Osiris or Senosiris – the ‘son of Osiris’ – who ‘grew rapidly in wisdom and knowledge of magic.’  The tale continues: ‘When Si-Osiris was twelve years old he was wiser than the wisest of the scribes.’  this story includes fantastical elements – such as a visit to the underworld – that indicate it is not historical but may well revolve around Horus, son of Osiris.  Thus, in Egypt we find a similar tale as in the gospel about the ‘son of God’ who is 12 years old and is precocious in intelligence and knowledge, besting the elders and scribes.” (Murdock, CIE, 213)


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1. Armando wrote:
Hi Livius:Your idea is fascinating and would also clear up the myersty concerning St. Petronilla who has been claimed as the daughter of St. Peter. This from Wikipedia: Almost all the 6th- and 7th-century lists of the tombs of the most highly venerated Roman martyrs mention St. Petronilla's grave as situated in the Via Ardeatina near Sts. Nereus and Achilleus.[1] These notices have been completely confirmed by the excavations in the Catacomb of Domitilla. One topography of the graves of the Roman martyrs, Epitome libri de locis sanctorum martyrum, locates on the Via Ardeatina a church of St. Petronilla, in which Sts. Nereus and Achilleus, as well as Petronilla, were buried.[2]This church, built into the above-mentioned catacomb, has been discovered, and the memorials found in it removed all doubt that the tombs of the three saints were once venerated there.[3]A painting, in which Petronilla is represented as receiving a deceased person (named Veneranda) into heaven, was discovered on the closing stone of a tomb in an underground crypt behind the apse of the basilica.[4] Beside the saint's picture is her name: Petronilla Mart. (yr). That the painting was done shortly after 356, is proved by an inscription found in the tomb.It is thus clearly established that Petronilla was venerated at Rome as a martyr in the 4th century, and the testimony must be accepted as certainly historical, notwithstanding the later legend which recognizes her only as a virgin (see below). Another known, but unfortunately no longer extant, memorial was the marble sarcophagus which contained her remains, under Pope Paul I translated to St. Peter's Basilica. In the account of this in theLiber Pontificalis the inscription carved on the sarcophagus is given thus: Aureae Petronillae Filiae Dulcissimae ( of the golden Petronilla, the sweetest daughter ). The sarcophagus was discovered, in the very chapel dedicated to her in Old St Peter's, under Pope Sixtus IV, who hastened to inform Louis XI of France.[5] We learn, however, from extant 16th-century notices concerning this sacrophagus that the first word was Aur. (Aureliae), so that the martyr's name was Aurelia Petronilla. The second name comes from Petro or Petronius, and, as the name of the great-grandfather of the Christian consul, Titus Flavius Clemens, was Titus Flavius Petronius, it is very possible that Petronilla was a relative of the Christian Flavii, who were descended from the senatorial family of the Aurelii. This theory would also explain why Petronilla was buried in the catacomb of the Flavian Domitilla. Like the latter, Petronilla may have suffered during the persecution of Domitian, perhaps not till later. Joe

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