FALSE MIGHTY ONES
Most believers are unaware of the command given by Yahweh in Scripture not to mention the names of false mighty ones out of thier mouths:
“And in all that I have said to you take heed. And make no mention of the name of other mighty ones, let it not be heard from your mouth.”
This command is no different than any other command given by Yahweh to Mosheh and if we claim to obey Yahweh as Scripture defines as a sign of those that love Him then we ought to do our best to obey this command just as we do in bearing no false witness or eating of any unclean animal…
“For whoever shall guard all the Torah, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.”
As mentioned, many are not aware of this command and even more are unaware that the English language is replete with the names and words derived from the names of mythological characters that have been worshipped over the millenia. The most obvious and widely used are the names of the week and a number of months in the Roman calendar:
Sunday – Day of the Sun – Originally named “Deis Solis” in honour of Sol: the Sun god.
Monday – Day of the Moon – Named in honour of the moon god.
Tuesday – Day of Tyr – Named in honour of “Tyr” identified with “Mars” the Roman god of war.
Wedensday – Day of Woden – Named in honour of “Woden (Odin)” the Norse god of war and death.
Thursday – Day of Thor – Named in honour of “Thor” the Norse god of thunder.
Friday – Day of Freya – Named in honour of “Freya” the Norse godess of love and sexual desire.
Saturday – Day of Saturn – Named in honour of “Saturnus” identified with Cronus a Greek harvest deity.
These months are named in honour of false gods:
January – Janus – Roman god of the doorway.
March – Mars – Roman god of war.
April – Aphrilis from Aphrodite – Greek godess of lust.
May – Maia – Roman godess of fertility
June – Juno – Roman warlike, protection godess.
In light of the fact that these are all named in honour of false gods and if we claim to be followers of the Messiah, the Son of the Creator of the universe, then why should we follow mans vain traditions in regards to the names of days and months when it offends Him?
Simple answer: we shouldn’t!
It is also interesting to note that a large percentage of these are gods of war, death and sex…
“so as not to go in among these nations, these who remain among you. And make no mention of the name of their mighty ones, nor swear by them, nor serve them nor bow down to them.”
Not only are there many words in the English language that are derived from false gods, but what’s worse is many are used to “praise” our Almighty Yah!
Here are some examples and from where they are derived:
Holy – from “Halo” derived from “Helios” – Greek god of the Sun.
Glory – from Latin “Gloria” – A halo or nimbus (more sun worship).
Faith – from Latin “Fides” – Roman godess of faith and loyalty.
Grace – Greek godess of beauty, “Gratiae” worshipped by Romans.
Amen – from Amen-Ra – Egyptian creator god. Hebrew pronunciation is Amein (so let it be)
Gad is a Syrian or Canaanite deity of good luck or fortune. In Hebrew, it is written GD, but with Massoretic vowel-pointing, it gives us “Gad.” Other Scriptural references to a similar deity, also written GD, have a vowel-pointing giving us “Gawd” or “God.” Gad is identified with Jupiter, the Sky-deity or the Sun-deity.
The word “God (or god)” is a title, translating the Hebrew Elohim (or elohim), El (or el), and Eloah. However, it is often used as a substitute for the Tetragrammaton (YHWH).
According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, GOD is the common Teutonic word for a personal object of religious worship, applied to all the superhuman beings of the heathen mythologies. The word “god” on the conversion of the Teutonic races to Christianity was adopted as the name of the One Supreme Being. Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics and Webster’s Twentieth Century Dictionary, Unabridged agree that the origin is Teutonic paganism.
In Indo-Germanic dictionaries, only one word resembles “god.” It is ghodh and is pronounced the same. This word means union, also sexual union or mating. According to Luneburger Wörterbuch, the following are the same word: Gott, got, gode, gade, god and guth (gud).
The title “lord” is applied to all heathen deities, if the word “god” is not used for them. In most cases “lord” and “god” are used interchangeably for pagan idols.
There was an Etruscan house deity whose name was Lar, which signified “Lord.” It was also known as Larth, who later on became very popular in Rome and became known as Lares (plural) because as idol statues they were usually in pairs. The Greek equivalent of this name was Heros, which was another name for Zeus. A feminine form was known as Lara, who was the beloved of the god Mercury.
Lar and Larth mean Lord. The letters “th” and “d” were virtually interchangeably used, in various nations. It was also common to find “o” and “a” interchangeably used in Old and Middle English. The word “Lord” can also be traced back to Loride, a surname for the Teutonic god Thor, and to Lordo, another deity.
Instead of “Lord,” the word “Master,” an exact rendering of the Hebrew Adonai and the Greek Kurios, can be used.
For a deeper examination into the two most common ‘titles’ above for the Almighty; click on the link below:
The Greeks used both the word Messias (a transliteration) and Christos (a translation) for the Hebrew Mashiach (Anointed). The word Christos was far more acceptable to the pagans who were worshiping Chreston and Chrestos.
According to The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, the word Christos was easily confused with the common Greek proper name Chrestos, meaning “good.” According to a French theological dictionary, it is absolutely beyond doubt that Christus and Chrestus, and Christiani and Chrestiani were used indifferently by the profane and Christian authors of the first two centuries A.D. The word Christianos is a Latinism, being contributed neither by the Jews nor by the Christians themselves. The word was introduced from one of three origins: the Roman police, the Roman populace, or an unspecified pagan origin. Its infrequent use in the New Testament suggests a pagan origin.
According to Realencyclopaedie, the inscription Chrestos is to be seen on a Mithras relief in the Vatican. According to Christianity and Mythology, Osiris, the sun-deity of Egypt, was reverenced as Chrestos. In the Synagogue of the Marcionites on Mount Hermon, built in the third century A.D., the Messiah’s title is spelled Chrestos. According to Tertullian and Lactantius, the common people usually called Christ Chrestos.
“The sorrows of those who run after another one are increased; I would not pour out their drink offerings of blood, Nor take up their names on my lips.”
The term “Scripture (or Scriptures)” is used once in the Book of Daniel and fifty-four times in the New Testament. It refers to the whole book, which is commonly known as “the Bible.” The parts of The Scripture, or individual books, are called “books” or “scrolls,” which are biblos or biblion in Greek. These words do not refer to the complete writ, The Scriptures.
The word “Bible” for The Scriptures was first used about A.D. 400. The papyrus, on which all documents were written, was imported from Egypt through the Phoenician seaport Gebal, which the Greeks called Byblos or Byblus. This seaport was the home of the Phoenician Sun-deity. This city was founded by Baal Chronos and was the seat of Adonis and once contained a large temple of Adonis. The sun-god was associated with the “Lady of Biblos.” Both the city of Byblos in Phoenicia and the city Byblis in Egypt were named after the female deity Byblis (also called Byble or Biblis). This deity was the grand-daughter of Apollo, the Greek sun-deity. Byblia was also a name for Venus, an astral goddess and a goddess of sensuality among the ancient Greeks.
This is the word used in most English versions as a rendering of the Greek “ekklesia.” The Greek word means “a calling out,” “a meeting,” or “a gathering.” Ekklesia is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew qahal, which means an assembly or a congregation.
The origin of the word “church” is kuriakon or kyriakon in Greek. The meaning is a building (the house of Kurios, or Lord).
Dictionaries give the origin of “church” as the Anglo-Saxon root, circe. Circe was the goddess-daughter of Helios, the sun-deity. The word circe is related to “circus,” “circle,” “circuit,” and “circulate.”
Circe was originally a Greek goddess whose name was written and pronounced as Kirke. The word “church” is known in Scotland as kirk, in Germany as Kirche, and in Netherlands as kerk
Some other common words derived from false mighty ones:
Atlas – “Atlas” – One of the 12 Titans of Greek mythology.
Cereal – “Ceres” – Roman goddess of harvest and agriculture.
Divine/Divinity – “Dyaus” – Vedic religion: sky father. Derived from Latin – Deus (Godlike).
Echo – “Echo” – A nymph from Greek mythology; consorts of Zeus.
Fortune – “Fortuna” – Roman Goddess of luck.
Happy – “Hapy” – Baboon headed son of Horus. Egyptian Nile god.
Hell – “Hel” – Norse goddess of the underworld.
Hymn – “Hymenaios” – Greek god of marriage ceremonies.
King – “Kuningaz” – Germanic; meaning belonging to the mother goddess.
Sacred – “Sacrum” (Latin) which referred to the gods or anything in their power.
Siren – “Sirens” – Greek mythological daughters of the river god Achelous.
Some may view this whole subject triavial and ask, “how can we possibly know which words not to use?”
The answer is simple. If you are sinning in ignorance, there is forgiveness. But if you are aware of a command and continue in disobedience then it is sin.
If you become aware of a word in your vocabulary that is derived from a false god, then remove it! If you start with one, then two, then three etc. you grow from strength to strength and honour Yahweh with your obedience.
May Yahweh bless you as you live to obey.
The following article is taken from the first edition of “The Scriptures”, and examines this command to an even deeper level:
(GENTILE MIGHTY ONES – IDOLS)
(PAGAN MYTICAL FIGURES)
Let us start by explaining the word “gentile.” In the Hebrew text (and the same applies to its Greek equivalent) we find the Hebrew word goy and its plural goyim, which means “nation, nations.” In our various English translations goyim has been rendered as: nations, or gentiles, or heathen, or pagans. For all practical purposes the words “gentiles,” “heathen” and “pagans” mean more or less the same, and mean “non-Yisra’ĕlites” or “non-Jews,” because that is what the Hebrews meant by it, in most cases. Translators rendered goyim as “nations” only when the context of the passage clearly indicated the meaning of “many or all nations, including Yisra’ĕl.”
The list of gentile deities we are presenting is not intended to be a complete list, by no means. However, it might well be a practical and comprehensive list, even though it is presented in a condensed form. We are only listing those names of gentile deities (mighty ones) which we discovered, which are still used in our European languages, and we also added a few African ones (see under Manu). Our European languages have a common origin, therefore Indo-European or Indo-Germanic languages. There could still be many thousands of these names of gentile deities (mighty ones) that still exist in our languages which have not been relealed to us.
We have included a few Greek deities’ names which we as believers should note, simply because they are freely used as part of the Greek language of the Greek version of the Messianic Scriptures, commonly known as “the Greek New Testament.” The very fact of them being there, freely used in the Greek text, is indisputable evidence and our strongest proof that the Messianic Scriptures could not have been inspired in the Greek language. The Set-apart Spirit could never have inspired a text which is riddled with the names of Greek deities! The Greek text is but a Greek translation of an originally inspired text, inspired in a Heavenly tongue, a Set-apart tongue: Hebrew! Some words could have been given in Aramaic originally, or parts of it possibly translated from Hebrew to Aramaic, and then later into Greek. Our Elohim would never contradict Himself nor transgress His own Covenant Law by making use of the names of Greek deities in His language and inspired texts! In the light of Exo. 23:13, Eze. 23:7 and Psa. 16:4 we have Scriptural proof to know for certain that the “Greek New Testament” containing all those names of Greek deities is none other than a translation of the Hebrew original, including a few Aramaic words.Please note: we are not now speaking of the Aramaic passages in the “Old Testamant.”
When our ancestors came into the Messianic Belief they did not take heed of the stern warning of a command which is part of the Covenant Law, namely Exo. 23:13, “And in all that I have said to you take heed. And make no mention of the name of other mighty ones, let it not be heard from your mouth.” Again in Deu. 12:3Yisra’ĕl was commanded to destroy the names of the mighty ones of the gentiles, the non-Yisra’ĕlite nations, that means the mighty ones of our ancestors: the Europeans, the Asians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Africans etc. This most effective means of avioding compromise with foreign religions was sadly and lamentably neglected. The end result: The Messianic Belief became mixed with gentile beliefs, gentile symbols, gentile feasts, and the names of gentile deities or mighty ones. In the Scriptures, especially in the Book of Revelation, this is called “fornication,” “idolatry,” “harlotry,” “whoring,” and also labelled as: “abomination.”
Our Elohim has promised that He shall clear up these “abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.” This is recorded for us in quite a few places, e.g. Hos. 2:17, “And I shall take from her mouth the names of the Ba’als.” According to the most reliable sources “Ba’als” mean: Sun-deities. In Zek. 13:2 He promises, “And it shall be … that I cut off the names of the idols.” Then comes that precious promise for the end-time in Zep. 3:9 which reads, “For then I shall return to the peoples a clean lip, so that they all call on the Name of YHWH …”
Some commentators say “a clean lip” is an idiomatic expression for the Hebrew language. If that be so it means we will all be speaking the Hebrew language! Others say “a clean lip” means that we will no longer call on the names of gentile mighty ones, we will no longer use the names of gentile deities or idols! The complete annihilation of these names of gentile deities from our vocabularies and everyday use, seems to be a miracle which only Messiah Himself will accomplish in our midst, probably when He returns to earth. This complete annihilation seems to be possible only by all of us speaking Hebrew, even if only in time to come. It might come as a surprise to those who don’t know that the Hebrew language is called Leshon ha-Qodesh (the Set-apart Tongue) by the Hebrews! It is the only language that deserves that title, in the light of Scripture. A Chosen People ought to have a Chosen Language, and a Set-apart People need to return to a Set-apart Tongue! Not one of our gentile languages deserves to be called “chosen” or “set-apart,” by no means!
However, we are able, right now, to eliminate most, if not all, of those names of gentile deities which have been imputed on our Father and His beloved Son, or have been used as attributes to describe Them with. We will do it if we really love Him who loved us first! He said, “If you love Me, keep My Commandments.” (Joh. 14:15, Exo. 20:6, 1Jn. 5:3, 2Jn. 1:6). If we truy love Him we shall obey His commandment in Exo 23:13, “…make no mention of the name of other mighty ones, let it not be heard from your mouth.” In Jam. 1:22 we are reprimanded, “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, decieving yourselves.” How long will we keep on deceiving ourselves?
This list was compiled from information obtained from sources written by recognised authorities on the subjects of mythology, ecclesiastical history and archeology. This information is available in most of the big libraries. We first thought of giving a complete list of all the sources we are quoting from, but that would have made this document a huge volume. Our high calling is to return to the original Messianic Worship, not to waste your time and our time any further meditating on what our gentile (pagan) ancestors did! However, in a few instances it was necessary for us to indicate the source, in brackets. This we had to do in wherever the word in point was of crucial importance and the facts of its “un-kosher” origin could only be found in one or two sources, e.g. that “un-kosher” Germanic deity’s name Heil.
Some might say, “Oh but so and so is only one of the genii, or only a nymph, or only a hero, or only a force, or only a myth, or is is only a personification of such and such that came about later on, etc.” These excuses cannot get past the clear Command of Exo. 23:13, which stands forever! Even if “only a personification,” all of these are but the “vain imaginations of the hearts,” which lies at the root of all idolatry, and all of them are abominations in the eyes of the Almighty. Some might say, “Oh but that word (or name) no longer has the same meaning,” or the popular saying here in our vicinity, “Oh but the wolf’s teeth have been extracted.” We then reply, “A wolf with sheep’s clothing on remains a wolf, and if you extract its teeth it still remains a wolf!”
When we had finished our research on this subject we could clearly see how all this came about: All along man has been seeking, and is still seeking a supernatural power or might (therefore the Hebrew elohim which means “mighty one”) to empower him to determine his “destiny” or “fate” or “luck.” In ancient times this was commonly done by man making images or visible idols for himself, and this is still done by some nations. However, the “unseen,” the “mystical,” gained more favour among the gentile nations (the unseen or mystical is not so obviously dead as a man-made image or statue is!). Therefore we were not surprised to realize how these mighty ones, who supposedly determine one’s life and future, how their names have remained and are continually and increasingly invoked. That is why the gentile nations simply keep on using words and expressions such as: good luck, fate, destiny, fame, fortunately, happen, happy etc.! Is that not the same as “calling on the names” of these gentile mighty ones?
These names of deities were also given to children by their parents, or imputed on leaders, men, women, and also on cities, countries, and used as names for practically all our continents, as we shall see. As one authority puts it, “This was done to win the favour and good will of the gods.” Hundreds of these names, if not thousands of them, were taken up, and are still used in medical science, since Latin and Greek languages formed the basis of its vocabulary. The names were also used by the gentiles as designations for their feasts, and used as names for places, and even as trade names (brand names) for their products – as it still is, up to this day! Of course, in times past, and today still, this is done in ignorance, not on purpose! The knowledge of all this has been hidden from the people, as a result of the “wine of her fornication.” The Almighty prophesies about this ignorance in Hos. 4:6 where He says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
In this list some words are in brackets. This has been done for the following reason: Wherever it was somewhat difficult to recognise the deity’s name in our common languages, we have helped you by placing these words found in the languages of today, in brackets. The Greek names mostly end with –os, while the Roman ones end with –us, bearing in mind that the Romans took over many of the 30,000 Greek deities and modified their names slightly, if only changing the –os to –us, and the k to c. Also bear in mind that in Greek the u and the y are the same letter. The correct way in Greek is to use the u only for the lower case, and the Yonly as a capital letter. This difference was not strictly maintained by the Latins and English.
Abundia, in French
Adikos, also found in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: unjust, unrighteous
Adler, a deity bird
Aer, (Air) used in the “Greek New Testament” and translated as: air
Aethiopia, Ethiopia, this deity’s name was given to these people by the Greeks and Europeans
Afer, Africa, deity whose name was given to this continent by the Romans
Agni (Latin: ignis)
America, named after a man named Amerigo, Americus. This in turn, was an ancient name for Italy. An icon of an almost naked woman was made, bearing this name
Anatole, used in the “Greek New Testament” and translated as: east, rising
Angelos, supernatural Greek messenger, also found in the “Greek New Testament” and translated as: angel, messenger
|Arachne, medical term
Assur, probably the origin of assurance and sure
Aster, used in the “Greek New Testament,” also found in English “disaster”
Atropos, used in med. Science
Auge, Augeus, deity of radiance (August)
Baal, Bal, Bel, Belus
Bad, a pagan angel
Ben, a Nordic deity
Biiblis, Byble, Byblis, Byblos
Biceps, used in anatomy
Boer, a nordic deity
Bolverk, another name for Odin
Bragi, Braga (brag)
|Brahm, Brahma, Brama
Brevis, used in anatomy
Bubona, used in med, science
Byblia, a name of Venus
Calyce, used in anatomy
Canthus, used in anatomy
Car, a name for the Sun-deity (Chariot, car)
Carna, Carne (carnal)
Carpo, Carpos, used in anatomy
Cephalus, used in anatomy
Charis wife of Vulcan, often used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: grace, thanks, fovour, gift, pleasure
China, Chines (plural)
Chronos, used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: time, season, while space, years old
Circe, an ancient form of the word Church
Colchis, used in med. Science
Cora, Core, Corus
Cris = Ceres = Kerres
Dag, Dagur, Nordic deity of day
|Deus, Deuce, Duce(produce, product)Deva
Dike, often used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: judgement, vengeance
Ding, Thing, another name for Tyr, also known as Tius, Tues, Dyaus, Zeus. His name was given to our “Tuesday,” and German: Dienstag, Dutch: Dinsdag
Div, Divus (divine)
Eastre, Eostre, Easter
Elf, Elfen, Elben
|Eos, Eostre, Ostern
Erato, Eratus (eratic)
Erda, Germanic for Earth
Erythras, Erythrus, used in med. Science
|Ethiopia, see Aethiopia
Eusebia, used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: godliness, holiness
Eva, Eve – As the sun sets it turns into this female deity. (Adam’s wife was Chawwah, not Eve!)
Faidth, Celtic deity, traces back to Old Indian “Faith” (see Forlong, Encyclopedia of Religions, and Walde-Hofmann, Lateinisch Etymologisch Worterbuch, p. 738
Fama, Fames (fame, famous)
Fata, Faturn, Fates (fate)
Februa, Februus (February)
Ferver (fervent), of Persian origin
Fetish, the worst form of polytheism
Fides (fidelity, confidence)
Fornax, a goddess
Fors, Forst (force)
Forsete, Forseti, Norse deity, meaning: One who sits in the front seat
Freia, Freya, female of Frey (Friday)
Frigg, Frigga (frigidity)
Frou, Frouwa (vrou in Afrikaans)
Gad or God, deity of “luck,” Babylonian name of Jupiter, also having a sensual origin. Traced back to Indo-Germanic ghodh which means union, also sexual union (see Julius Pokorny, Indogermanisches Etymologisch Worterbuch, and the many dictionaries of Old German and Old Dutch.)
Ge, in Afrikaans earth, country, land (Found in our geology, geography.)
Gena, Genade (genade in Afrikaans.)
Gerd and Gerda
Gewis, used in Afrikaans.
Gloed, used in Dutch and in Afrikaans.
Gloria (see Pauly’s Realencyclopadie and G. Jobes, Dictionary of Mythology Folklore and Symbols.)
Gna Gnathe, see Gena
God, see Gad
Gud, Gudi, Gudr
Hades, used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: grave, hell. It was another name for Pluto.
Hap, Hapi, Hapy, very common Egyptian deity. Also found as an English deity, called “Ladi of Hap” in Middle English literature. Probably this is the origin of “happy” and “happen.”
Hebe, used in German
Heil (see Bell’s New Pantheon)
Hellen, used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: Greek, Gentile.
Hepat, used in med. Science
Her, Herr, Har
Here, Hera, Heru
Heva, Hebe in Greek (heave)
Holi (see Forlong, Encyclopedia of Religions; G. Jobes, Dictionary of Mthology Folklore and Symbols; and The Oxford English Dict. Vol 5, p. 345.)
Hom, from Persia
Hope, one of the names of Dionysus (see Roscher, Ausfuhrliches Lexikon der Griechischen und Romischen Mythology)
Hungar (Hungaria, hunger)
Hygeia, Hygea (hygiene)
Ies, pronounced Yes, name of a Sun-deity.
Iesous, genetive form of Ieso
Ischys, used in med. science
Is, probably the same as Ies
Italia, Italy (feminine)
Jamer, Jammer, used in German, Dutch and Afrikaans.
Janita, another name for Zeus
|Jess, Jessis, Slavic for JupiterJettha
Judaios, Iudaios, the name of a Greek deity imputed on the Jews (Yehudim, Yisra’el) by the Greeks! This is more proof that the used in “Greek New Testament” is but a translation of a Hebrew original!
Julo, Julus (July)
Juventa, Juventus, origin of juvenile?
Kakia, used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: evil, malice, wickedness.
|Kingu, was the “Lord of all the gods of Babylon.” Is our word “king” linked to it? We could find no evidence. However, we did discover that our words, “king” and “queen” are of sensual origin.
Kirke, see Circe
Kolpia, used in med. science
Komos (comedy, comic)
Kurios, used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: Lord, Master, Sir.
Laksman, used in Afrikaans
Lar = Larth = Lard = Lauerd = Lord. Lar was a Roman house deity, and further traces back to Larth, an Etruscan king. In those days a king was regarded as a deity! (First read Roscher, Ausfuhrliches Lexikon der Griechischen und Romischen Mythology and Pauly’s Realencyclopadie, then Kuhn, Middle English Dictionary.)
Leda, Greek, (Lady)
Liber = Bacchus
Lord (see Lar)
Ma, idol of India and Greece
Manu, Sanskrit, mythical progenitor of mankind. The same as the German Mann (also called Mannus) the “progenitor” of the Germans. In Africa we find the Africans doing the same, paying homage to their mythical “ancestor,” or progenitor, e.g. uTixo, uNkulunkulu, Modimo, etc.
Marina, Slav & Roman
Mars, March, Mark
Melaene, used in med. science
Merci, Mercy, Probably Mercedes too
Metra (metro-, used much in gynacology)
|Min, originally from Egypt, male deity of sex
Ministri? These were either Roman deities, or else Roman pagan priests.
Mist, Nordic deity, its meaning is uncertain.
Moneta (monetary, money)
Morpheus, used in med. science
Mors, Greek and Roman deity of death, used by Dutch and Afrikaans.
Mut, Egyptian mother goddess
Muta, Roman female deity of silence, (muted)
Nike, Nice, the former used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: victory.
Niord, Njord, (Nordic and north)
Nomia, Nomos, used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: law.
Nordic mythology’s four dwarfs: Austri(East), Westri (West), Nordri (North), Sudri(South)
|Nott, deity of night
Nymphe, used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: bride, daughter-in-law.
Oannes, this name with an “I” prefixed, is used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: John.
Oileus, Oilus (oil)
Omphale, used in med. science
Ophthalmitis, used in med. science
Orthus, used in med. science
Ossa, used in anatomy
Ouranus, used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: heaven, air, sky.
Pan, adopted into English, e.g. “panic”
Panga, that big knife
Paregoros, used in medicine
Parthenos, used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: virgin, maiden.
Peitho, used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: agree, persuade, obey, believe, trust, yield, assure.
Perso, probably the origin of “person”
Peta, Roman, became petition
Peter, Piter, Jupiter
Phobos, used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: afraid, fear, fright.
Pollux, also used in anatomy
Priapus, used in med. science
Psyche, used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: soul, life, heart, mind.
Pyr, Pur (pure), used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: fire, fiery
Quies, Roman female Deity (quiet, quiescent)
|Regin, NordicRegina, Roman
Rhesus, this name was given to a species of monkeys, also for a blood group.
Sacra, Sakra (sacred, consecrate) also used in anatomy.
Salus, ancient Roman goddess, origin of “salvation” and “salute,” & salig in Afrikaans (see Pauly, Realincyclopadia, and Preller, Romische Mythology.)
Santa, deity of heat
Saturos (saturate, satyrical)
Securitas (secure, seker in Afr.)
Sele, still found in Germanic languages.
Sentia, found in some English words.
Sig, probably the root of those above.
Simon, in Greek
Skade, still found in Dutch and Afrikaans.
Skuld, still found in Dutch and Afrikaans.
Soter, used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: saviour.
|Staphylus, used in med. science
Suona (Sonne in German)
Surt, a Norse deity
Tages, old Italian deity
Talus, used in anatomy
Tarsius, used in anatomy
Tauros, used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: bull, ox.
Tempestas, from which the word temple and tempest came.
Test, started off as a sensual word, and later on personified as a deity.
The, a name for the Sun-deity, also known as Theos.
Thing, see Ding
Torn, Zorn (toorn)
Trinitas, a thrice married Indian deity.
Triumpus, Triumphus, personified deity of triumph.
Tuche, Tyche, used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: be, chance, enjoy, obtain, refresh.
Tyr, Tier, see Ding
Var, Norse, meaning: truth, and in Dutch: waarheid
Vaticanus, according to three sources on mythology this was the ancient Roman deity that gave a baby its first cry.
|Venere (venereal), related to Venus.Venus
Viscosa, used in med. science
Want (see Bell’s New Pantheon)
War (see Bell’s New Pantheon)
We, possibly the origin of our “we.”
|Wodan (Wednesday)Wunsch, German
Wutan, Wodan, Wuth
Xanthe, used in med. science
Zelos (zeal), also used in “Greek New Testament” and translated as: zeal
Zeus, still invoked at Olympic Games!
|Zoroaster = Zeroastes (zero)|
Apart from these names of gentile deities we also found the names of pagan idolatrous festivities which became adopted in our languages:
Epidemia, Galaxia, Hilaria, Matronalia, Orgia.
We also discovered the names of drinks of gentile deities which were adopted:
This name of pagan worship’s medicine was adopted:
These were the abodes or dwelling places of gentile mighty ones:
Capitol, Dicte, Luxor, Parthenon, Tempe, Tabernaculum.
Carnaval was the “naval car” or “ship-car” of Isis!
Idol’s weapon: Ancil.
Messages of gentile deities were called: Oracles.
Apollodorus wrote three books on the history of gods, called: Bibliotheca.
The Romans had a ceremony called “Devotio” (devotion), consisting of prayer and a vow made to Jupiter and Tellus.
After reading this article from Chris Koster, it becomes clear that the only way to fully obey Yahweh is to learn His language. His command becomes even more relevant to, “Come out of her My People” when we recognise that we never should be in this world’s system!
If we didn’t spend so many hours, days, years of our lives working in the world for more material gains and mortgages and cars etc. and instead spent our time learning Hebrew then imagine how much more insight we would have into His word and maybe more would hear from Him!