Seeking hard evidence for the similarity of the Horus and Jesus myths

Apr 10, 2014


Discussion by: SonnenKlar

I was thinking about writing an article on the German (de.)www.richarddawkins.net site regarding the Horus myth and its alleged similarity with the Jesus myth.

The problem I got into is: I found quite some well done and reasonable-sounding claims of this, but when I tried to search for real evidence I didn't get far.

I found these claims whereever I looked:

Horus supposedly:

  • Was conceived by a virgin mother named Meri, and had a stepfather named Seb (Joseph)
  • Was born in a cave, his birth announced by an angel, heralded by a star and attended by shepherds
  • Attended a special rite of passage at the age of twelve and there is no data on the child from the age of 12 to 30
  • Was baptized in a river at the age of 30, and his baptizer was later beheaded
  • Had 12 disciples
  • Performed miracles, exorcized demons, raised someone from the dead, walked on water
  • Was called “Iusa”, the “ever-becoming son” and the “Holy Child”
  • Delivered a “Sermon on the Mount”, and his followers recounted his sayings
  • Was transfigured on the Mount
  • Was crucified between two thieves, buried for three days in a tomb, and was resurrected
  • Called “Way”, “the Truth the Light”, “Messiah”, “God’s Anointed Son”, “Son of Man”, “Good Shepherd”, “Lamb of God”, “Word made flesh”, “Word of Truth”, “the KRST” or “Anointed One”
  • Was “the Fisher” and was associated with the Fish, Lamb and Lion.
  • Came to fulfill the Law, and was supposed to reign one thousand years

These points are repeated wherever I tried to find real evidence. If they are true … well, that would be devastating for Christianity. But to write anything about it in a scientific manner I'd really need something more then repeated claims.

Does anyone here have more info on this?

2 comments on “Seeking hard evidence for the similarity of the Horus and Jesus myths

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    NoKiddingMan says:

    Is there any reason why my comments have been deleted? If so, why? I just asked for an published article on Horus. Is this not the way we look into the reality? Is there any guidelines/rules that makes my comments out of place or inappropriate?

    Who is the admin of this blog? Thanks!



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