THERE WAS NO JESUS
Even as myths go, Edo (Nigeria) monarch was God's son, 365 years before Rome's copy myth. Why can't they be original for once?
BY NAIWU OSAHON
On July 1st 2010, I dreamt that Jesus Christ in name put a gold wristwatch on my right hand wrist, meaning precious time has run out for the lie as the following contradiction highlights. Christians claim that their Jesus Christ is the saviour of mankind and the Prince of peace. This is one of the two most important planks of Christendom. The other is that he is the only son of God. The first claim is debunked in their own holy book in: Luke 12: 51-53, where Jesus Christ himself says that he came to the world not to bring peace but to cause division and discord among people.
As for the second Christian claim, the Edo monarch (Oba), was already son of God, at least, 365 years before Rome concocted the Jesus myth.
All major ideas in the world have dates of origin and the God-son issue is no exception. It dates back to at least 15 thousand years of the Egyptian MAAT evolution; seven thousand years of the Egyptian Mystery System and Schools, and to the Egyptian spiritual trinity of God Ausar, Goddess Auset and her Virgin Birth son, God Heru, 6100 years ago, the first such Virgin Birth in history.
In 661 BCE, Ashurbanipal of Assyria, Mesopotamia (in present day Iraq, ruled on and off for thousands of years by emissaries of Ethiopia and Egypt until then), freed themselves, attacked and pillaged the Holy City of Thebes, Egypt. “The fall of the most venerable city of all antiquity,” according to Cheikh Anta Diop's: The African Origin of Civilization, Myth or Reality, “aroused deep emotion in the world of that time and marked the beginning of the decline of African political and religious supremacy and domination of the world. Egypt gradually fell under foreign control from then on. The Persian army conquered Egypt in 525 BCE, under the leadership of Cambyses who put the Assyrian Amasis to death. The foreign conquest of Egypt from the reign of Amasis and more especially from the Persian conquest opened up Egypt to foreign students' invasion, stripped Egyptian temples of their treasures in gold, silver, secret manuscripts and books which the Cambyses' army rifled. The invasion of Egypt by students from all over the world and their easy access to sacred religious rites and manuscripts launched a new pietistic revolution around the world. Some of the students learnt directly from African priests; others gained their knowledge from graduates of the African religious system.
The whole religious and philosophical movement in Asia and the rest of the world is placed in this period. Buddha in India; Confucius and Fuhi in China; Zoroaster in Iran; Xaha in Japan and the Mexicans' Quetzalcoat, were all first or second-hand products of the Egyptian priesthood system. Many of these new religious revolutionaries were even considered to be Africans. Sacya Buddha of India was African and Indian tradition portrays him with woolly hair and thick lips. Several tribes around the world, including the Mexicans, Mayas and Aztecs, copied the African God-son concept, embellishing theirs with saviours who were nailed to crosses or tied to trees with arms outstretched as if on a cross or slain violently in other manner, 300 years before the Christians adopted it as their Nicaea Creed in 325 CE.
Constantine called and chaired the 325 CE Nicaea Council which produced the Nicaea Creed. The Council had 219 Bishops in attendance. Many Bishops turned down Constantine's invitation to the Council because they were against equating Jesus with God. All the issues raised at the Nicaea Council were debated and voted for, including the role of Bishops, the administration of sacraments, and the divinity of Jesus. The Christo in you, as preached by Paul, was the Christian emphasis until the Nicaea Council in 325 CE. Christo was not supposed to be an historical person. The vote to make Jesus (Christo) Christ, divine, human/spirit and the 'only Son of God,' was extremely heated. The following statement is taken verbatim from 'The Encyclopaedia Britannica.' “Constantine himself presided and actively guided the discussions. He personally proposed the crucial formula expressing the relation of Christ to God in the creed issued by the council as of one substance with the Father … .Overawed by the emperor, the bishops, with two exceptions only, signed the creed, many of them much against their inclination…….”
The story of how Bishop Arius was commanded by the Bishop of Alexandria to quit his beliefs or be declared a heretic, and how his writing were ordered destroyed, is eloquent of many things that happened when the Christian religion was being formulated. Bishop Arius was beheaded for saying Christ is not God. Read the lost books of the Bible. There is nothing divine about the Bible. Humans put it together under vicious acrimonious human circumstances.
Even after the Nicaea Creed, the Egyptian Heru, the mythical God-son and his Virgin-mother, the Egyptian Auset, continued to be depicted by the Christian Church until only about 500 years ago, as the Madonna (or Virgin mother) and child, as can still be observed in the mosaics in the baptistery of Florence. Earliest set of paintings and carvings still dotting several European and Latin American Cathedrals, portrayed Madonna and her child as Auset and Heru. The Grande Heures de Rohan, painted about 1415 CE, depicted for the first time, White Mary, White Joseph, and White baby Jesus, fleeing home to (Black) Egypt, thus opening the flood gate to the depiction of Madonna and child as White. Van Eyck, in 1435 CE, consolidated this with his painting of the White Madonna of the Chancellor Rolin, now in the Louvre in Paris. In 1450 CE, Fouquet (c.1416–1480) in France, painted the king's current mistress, Agnes Sorel as Mary, with one breast exposed. The image that now dominates Christendom was painted in 1465 CE by Filippo Lippi. He used his mistress as model to depict Mary as a beautiful White girl holding a White baby in her arm.
Michelangelo, used family and friends as models to paint his image of Jesus in the Gisen Temple in 1509 CE. He was commissioned to do the painting by Pope Julius II, and he became famous with his blue-eyed, blonde man, flowing hair and bearded image of Jesus. The image was replicated by European Christian organizations all over the world. The box office musical hit, Jesus Christ Superstar, continued the Europeanization of Christian images by featuring not only a White Jesus but tendentiously a Black Judas Iscariot, the supposed betrayer of Jesus. The depiction of evil and the devil in the world under African control until then was white, which the whites reversed on first political ascendance.
The Edo account of the origin of the universe is older than the Christian one by thousands of years and even when calculated from the Edo's Ogiso Dynasty era, by at least, 365 years. In other words, the Edo Ogiso or Oba (king) was already the only Son of God, at least, 365 years before Jesus Christ. The Edo version is that, in the beginning, God decided to populate the world so He asked His four sons in Erinmwin (Heaven) to choose whatever gift of nature each fancied. The oldest chose wealth, the next in age chose wisdom, the third chose mysticism (spiritual energy), and the youngest chose a snail shell containing the earth. This choice which seemed unwise at the time, made him the only God's child with physical human attributes on getting to earth, the other three sons remained spirits to assist him in taking care of the earth.
Junior stepped gingerly at first on his land, then vigorously, stamping hard and repeatedly on it, running and rolling over it. He looked around and felt good and happy with his enormous gift. He called his land agbon (earth), and himself, Idu, meaning the first human on earth. He decided to walk around and explore the extent and nature of his gift. It had trees, shrubs, birds, animals, insects, which all came out of water with the land, and the land sprawled endlessly. After walking for a while pushing through shrubs; almost stepping on insects, ants and crawlers; talking to birds that appeared to be serenading him and animals that came close or ran from him, he was tired. He sat on the stump of a tree to rest, later lying on the ground to sleep.
While asleep, Osanobua came down with a chain from heaven, looked around to ensure that everything was in place, including the Sun and the Moon that were to regulate day and night and the seasons. When Idu woke up, he was excited to find himself in the presence of a huge, soothing illumination, surrounded by darkness. The earth was dark. He knew he was in the presence of the 'Almighty' and did not want to look directly at the illumination. He went down humbly and quickly on his knees to thank Osanobua for the immense earth gift bestowed on him.
“You are happy then?” Osanobua asked Idu. “Very, very,” Idu said, adding humbly, “but I am hungry. I have not eaten since I arrived here? What do I do for food?” Osanobua said, “Stretch your hand up above your head; the sky would respond by coming close to your hand. Pluck whatever you need from the sky. Don't pluck more than you need to eat to satisfy your hunger at any one time though.” ”I won't, I won't,” Idu said eagerly, stretching his right hand right away to pluck a mouthful of food from the sky. As he munched away happily, eyes and head rolling to show joy and satisfaction, he managed to mumble, “It tastes very nice, I love it.”
“What else do you need?” Osanobua asked Idu. “Dad, I could do with a human companion. I am lonely. My brothers are spirits and I can no longer relate with them,” Idu said. Osanobua said, “You are not flesh and blood alone. You are part spirit too. Your spirit brothers are not far away. Experience would teach you how to harness wisdom, one of your spirit brothers, which would teach you how to combine your physical and spiritual energies to cultivate wealth and spiritual fulfillment, your other two spirit brothers.”
Osanobua gave the oldest son control of the waters. The Edo call this son, Olokun (the god of the waters). Olokun represents aspects of life such as good health, long life, good luck, prosperity and happiness, to which man may appeal through ritual purity. The other spirit sons were allowed the freedom to use their magical powers to balance out the negative and positive forces of nature. To shorten the process of acquiring spiritual wisdom, Osanobua strengthened the mystical energy with three new forces: Oguega, Ominigbon and Iha, to provide humans with spiritual guidance to differentiate rights from wrongs. Osanobua then told Idu to take sand with both palms from the ground and stretch his hands close together in front of him. As soon as Idu did as he was told, Osanobua called forth a female person, pointing His staff where she appeared in front of Idu. “Whao,” Idu exclaimed on beholding the beautiful female person standing in front of him. She smiled happily and went down on her knees to greet Osanobua, looking at Idu who she also greeted. Idu held her hands in response and hugged her. Osanobua said, “She is Eteghohi (a woman), and you are Etebite, (a man). In marriage you would multiply to ensure there is no shortage of hands in the management of the earth's resources.”
As Osanobua was making to leave, Idu politely asked: “what if we have other problems and want to reach our creator quickly?” Osanobua said, “You can individually live for up to five hundred years, but you can come to me at will through your individual spirit self, ehi, whose double is permanently with me in heaven. All you would need to do is climb the Alubode hill and you are with ehi in heaven, who would bring you to me.” As Osanobua left to his abode where the earth, water, and the sky meet, darkness was lifted from the earth.
Life was sweet and easy and before long, Idu and his wife, Eteghohi, were making babies. As the years rolled by, generations of extended Idu's family began to spread out in all directions, setting up communities, villages and towns. The different communities farthest from base spoke variations of Idu language and knew that they came from one common ancestor, Papa Idu, the ancestor of all mankind.
Over time, the settlements grew bigger, turning into villages and towns hundreds and perhaps thousands of years later. As each settlement got bigger and farms moved further away from each other, new settlements sprang up around the new farms until the Idu family spread all over the earth. The immediate Idu family that could trace their ancestry to Pa Idu, grew after hundreds and thousands of years, into large communities and towns such as Udo, Abudu, Iguobazuwa, Urhonigbe and so on.
Each of the Pa Idu's immediate extended family communities, villages and towns had its own Edionwere (leader). The Idus initially, naturally, married each other from within close family ties, then across their communities, villages and towns. They had quality family get-togethers; skirmishes, of course, particularly over farm land boundaries; and fought some wars with distant neighbours together. At some point, deep in the BCE era, all the Edionweres of Idu communities, villages and towns, decided to come together and set up a Council of Edionweres, to take decisions on their behalf and settle differences between communities.
The first inter community Council they set up was called Ik'edionwere and it brought together the Edionweres of all the different communities, towns and villages of Idu people who recognized themselves as coming from the one original Pa Idu ancestry and speaking the same Idu language. They were related to one another as brothers, sisters, cousins, nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts etc, who happened to have set up settlements near or far from one another.
The Ik'edionwere members selected one from among their members, usually the oldest in age, to lead them. Often he was very old, so he nominated a much younger member of the council as his Oka'iko, a helping hand. This was how what became known today as the Edo kingdom evolved. It was by no means a perfect arrangement from day one, but it worked for hundreds and perhaps thousands of years, solving some problems, creating others, with occasional damaging fights for supremacy among the council members.
Ogiso Igodo (40 BCE – 16 CE). In 40 BCE, 'Igodo,' an ambitious, young, smart, Edionwere, from Idunmwun Ivbioto district, emerged as the Oka'iko. Igodo staged a coup, by abolishing the Ik'edionwere and declaring himself the Ogiso. He set up the Odibo-Ogiso group to help him consolidate his authority. Ogiso means ruler from the sky (or God-Son). By calling himself Ogiso, he was implying direct lineage to Pa Idu, the youngest son of Osanobua from the sky. He named his combined territories or sprawling nation state, Igodomigodo, and set up his capital at Ugbekun. The people of Igodomigodo enthusiastically accepted him as their ruler. They saw him as the reincarnation of Pa Idu and accorded him divine qualities. They transferred to him, all the myths associated with Pa Idu, including the God-son creation myth. All Ogisos and Obas of Benin naturally try to strengthen these myths in a variety of ways, including not allowing themselves to be seen eating in public and so suggesting that they can live without food. They are in myth, not mortal but god-kings, with celestial mystique attached to them.
Ogiso Igodo, after consolidating his hold on power, set up a Royal Council which included members of the disbanded Ik'edionwere Council and the Odibo-Ogiso group. He toyed with the idea of his succession by heredity and recommended in the alternative, succession by a close relative, who is mature, wise, and acceptable to the Royal Council. Ogiso Igodo died in 16 CE. 31 Ogiso God-Sons ruled Edo from 40 BCE to 1100 CE and 39 Oba God-Sons have ruled since 1200 CE, including the current Oba Erediauwa, Uku Akpolo Kpolo, the Omo N'Oba N'Edo (1979 CE –).
I use Edo history to highlight the Christian deceit because the Edo monarch is still very much alive and kicking, and Edo history is not a secret and is easily verifiable unlike the Heru myth which Christians dismiss as remote and far-fetched because it is some 7000 years old and the subjects of the myth can only now be accessed through meticulous research.
NAIWU OSAHON, Hon. Khu Mkuu (Leader) World Pan-African Movement); Ameer Spiritual (Spiritual Prince) of the African race; MSc. (Salford); Dip.M.S; G.I.P.M; Dip.I.A (Liv.); D. Inst. M; G. Inst. M; G.I.W.M; A.M.N.I.M. Poet, Author of the magnum opus: 'The end of knowledge'. One of the world's leading authors of children's books; Awarded; key to the city of Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Honourary Councilmanship, Memphis City Council; Honourary Citizenship, County of Shelby; Honourary Commissionership, County of Shelby, Tennessee; and a silver shield trophy by Morehouse College, USA, for activities to unite and uplift the African race.
Naiwu Osahon, the Sage: New World Order, renowned author, philosopher of science, mystique, leader world Pan-African Movement.