“In the Egyptian legend of Horus of Edfu, that god smites the enemies of Ra, and the latter says to the former: ‘Thou makest the water of Edfu (red with blood) like grapes, and thy heart is rejoiced thereat.’ Hence the water of Edfu is called (the water of grapes)’ (Sayce, Rel. Anc. Eg. and Bab., p. 220). In the Destruction of Mankind, the deluge is poured out from seven thousand jars of human blood, representing the red color of the Nile waters shortly after the beginning of the inundation (Records of the Past, VI, pp. 105-112).
The mythic marriage is primarily that of the sun (see Phaedrus, I, fab. 6), either with the earth or the moon whence, doubtless, the Athenians at one time celebrated marriages at the new moon (when she was in conjunction with the sun Proclus ad Hesiod. Oper., 782). Practically nothing is related of the Johannine bridegroom, and there is no reference to the bride; but in the mythic view the bridegroom is a mere variant of Jesus (the figurative ‘bridegroom’ of John iii. 29, cf. Mark. ii. 19, 20, etc.), while his mother and the bride are duplications of wider variation. Thus the Virgin Mary is often called the Rose of Sharon and Lily of Israel; epithets from Canticles ii, where the bride is ‘a rose of Sharon and a lily of the -valleys,’’ who is brought by the bridegroom to “the banaueting-house” literally “the house of wine,” as in the Septuagint.”
The just read excerpt came from the book God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 60, which was written by Dr. George Carey.
So Mote It Be!
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REUBEN SWINBURNE CLYMER: The Way To Life And Immortality, 1914