Ancient Origin of Names of Great Gods figured by Samuel F. Dunlap, demonstrates that the ancient systems, considered pagan, with the ancient Hebrew system, contained a conception of the Hidden God, that was one under different names; proven phonetically, in connection with ancient cities, rivers, nations, etc.
“Ogygia me Bacchum vocat;
Osirin Ægyptian putat;
Mysi Phanacem nominant;
Dionyson Indi existimant;
Romana Sacra Liberum;
Arabica Gens Adoneum.”
“Ogygia calls me Bacchus;
Egypt thinks me Osiris;
The Mysians name me Phanax;
The Indi consider me Dionysus
The Roman Sacra calls me Liber;
The Arabian race, Adonis.”
Declared the Roman poet, Ausonius (Decimius Magnus Ausonius: 310 C.E.-395 C.E.) of Burdigala (modern Bordeaux), that the various “great gods” of the ancient nations were one, under different names. An oracle of the city of Rhodes, Rhodes Greek Island, was said to identify the Phoenician-Hebrew Adonis (Adonai, Adan, Adoni), who is the Zadik (Just One) and fire-god (Primal Sun) with Dionysus who is also Bacchus, the Phyrgian Attis, or Atys and the Assyrian Baal (Bel, Adon). It is through the younger Greece, the many ideas of the older Asia Minor, Phoenicia, Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Palestine, came, just as the younger America is indebted to Europe and others before her.
Indeed, the ancients west of the Pamir, India, China, etc., seemed to exhibit the ideal of the six school system derived from the Vedas, and related in an Atharvaveda, resolving the ‘many in one‘ basis.
Samuel Fales Dunlap, demonstrates in the Ancient Origin of Names of Countries, Cities, Individuals and Gods (Cambridge, 1856), that the names of the “great gods” of the ancient nations, whether of Greece, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Rome and Bactria, etc., are often found to: (1) be made up of other names of one and two syllables with often interchanged vowels; and (2) could be reduced to eight names of sun or fire-gods, of one syllable each. These were: Ab (Av, Ap, or Op), Ak, Am, Ar, As, At (Ad), El (Æl, the name of the chief deity of the Semitic nations), and On (Ani, Og, Od, Oc).
They form names of fire-gods.
In a bewildering series of linguistic unwrapping, S.F. Dunlap demonstrates the names of ancient cities, planets, gods, kings, rivers, countries and cities, to be all related by configurations of eight monosyllabic names of the sun, in reference to a common mystery. The explanation for the multiplicity of names is not a matter of idolatry, but (1) the localisation of power of nations, countries and cities (less globalisation); (2) every country and city was named after the god there worshipped, like monarchs, celestial bodies, mystery-gods, main geographical locations like mountains and rivers.
The mystery-gods were often enshrouded under the titles of celestial bodies and constellations, for purposes related to agriculture, sciences, and the particular ideas of the ancient cultures, etc., but more secretly, forces of nature.
This is not to discourage the student, definitely not, but to inspire. Many regard “the Bible” as the definite authority on the history and destiny of mankind, and upon that certain faiths base their chain of authority, traced to characters, who undoubtedly, were not all historical.
As, S.F. Dunlap, e.g., demonstrates that the characters even, like Noah, is related to the Indian Manu, a chief god also known with the old Germans, in Crete, and old Arabia, under interchanged vowels. Blavatsky describes the esotericism of the story of Noah (Nuh) in her work.
This demonstrates, the Hebrew system must not be taken literally, and the way we see Greek Mythology as fiction, but the former historical, is unfair. Roman polytheism, was said to base its “great gods,” principally upon two gods, Caelum (or Caelus) and Terra, i.e., Heaven and Earth.
We can trace, by a series of derivations, the origin of our generic term for the Supreme Being, “God,” to basically, a transformation of ideas among the various nations belonging to Europe, of the Heaven and Earth.
The fact that the primordial god Caelus or Caelum is but the Roman counterpart of the primordial god Uranus (Heaven, Eternal Sky, Eternal Space, Eternal Time) and Terra of titan Gaia, the father and mother of Saturn (the Roman Cronus in the mythology), easily demonstrates it, without recourse to etymology.