Archeologists made a sinister discovery at the top of a Greek mountain which might corroborate one of the darkest legends of antiquity. In Greece, specifically on Mount Lykaion, once worshiped as the birthplace of the deity Zeus, researchers uncovered a 3,000-year-old skeleton of a teenager amid a mound of ashes built up over a millennium from sacrificed animals.
Greece’s Culture Ministry said Wednesday that the skeleton, probably of an adolescent boy, was found in the heart of the 30-meter (100-foot) large ash altar, next to a man-made stone platform. Excavators say it’s too early to speculate on the nature of the teenager’s death. But the discovery is remarkable because the remote Mount Lykaion was for centuries associated with the most nefarious of Greek cults: Ancient writers — including Plato — who linked it with human sacrifice to Zeus. A practice which has very rarely been confirmed by archaeologists anywhere in the Greek world and never on mainland Greece.
Zeus’ following were cannibals. According to the legend, a boy was sacrificed with the animals, and all the meat was cooked and eaten together. Whoever ate the human part would become a wolf for nine years.
“Several ancient literary sources mention rumors that human sacrifice took place at the altar, but up until a few weeks ago there has been no trace whatsoever of human bones discovered at the site,” said excavator David Gilman Romano, professor of Greek archaeology at the University of Arizona.
“Whether it’s a sacrifice or not, this is a sacrificial altar … so it’s not a place where you would bury an individual. It’s not a cemetery,” Romano told The Associated Press. A very unusual detail, he said, was that the upper part of the skull was missing, while the body was laid among two lines of stones on an east-west axis, with stone slabs covering the pelvis.
The mountain top, Lykaion, in the Peloponnese region, is the first known place where zeus was worshiped. Before the mythology came about, there was a belief in the deity Zeus, and that belief is similar to modern day satanism. Zeus was a sky and weather deity who later became the leader of the classical Greek pantheon. Known as the father of athena, apollo, artemis, hermes, persephone, dionysus, perseus, heracles, helen of Troy, minos, and the muses. The iconic thunderbolt is his symbol, and ironically it is mentioned in scripture.
In scripture, Jesus Christ, the true Living God, states the following in Luke 10:18 – “18 And He said unto them, I saw Satan, like lightning, (cast)fall down from heaven.” Zeus is beyond similar to the deity baal the Egyptian deity of thunder. The mythology connects them all and reviewing scripture sets apart the True Living God from the rest of the deities. Simply put God showcased to man, that He would never require human sacrifice, in the glorious story of Abraham.
Genesis 22: 1-14
1 And after these things God did prove Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham. Who answered, [a]Here am I.
2 And he said, Take now thine only son Isaac whom thou lovest, and get thee unto the land of [b]Moriah, and [c]offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains, which I will show thee.
3 Then Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his servants with him, and Isaac his son, and clove wood for the burnt offering, and rose up and went to the place, which God had told him.
4 ¶ Then the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off,
5 And said unto his servants, Abide you here with the ass: for I and the child will go yonder and worship, and [d]come again unto you.
6 Then Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son, and he took the fire in his hand, and the knife: and they went both together.
7 Then spake Isaac unto Abraham his father, and said, My father. And he answered, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?
8 Then Abraham answered, My son, God will [e]provide him a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both together.
9 And when they came to the place which God had showed him, Abraham built an altar there, and couched the wood, and [f]bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
10 And Abraham stretching forth his hand, took the knife to kill his son.
11 But the Angel of the Lord called unto him from heaven, saying, Abraham, Abraham. And he answered, Here am I.
12 Then he said, Lay not thine hand upon the child, neither do anything unto him: for now I [g]know that thou fearest God, seeing for my sake [h]thou hast not spared thine [i]only son.
13 And Abraham lifting up his eyes, looked and behold, there was a ram behind him caught by the horns in a bush: then Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
14 And Abraham called the name of that place [j]Jehovah Jireh: as it is said this day, In the mount will the Lord [k]be seen.
The individuals who excavated the site, set out to find the birthplace of zeus.
Situated high on the eastern slopes of Mt. Lykaion, Ano Karyes, with a winter population of 22, would become our base of operations, and the village leaders representing the Cultural Society of Ano Karyes would become our friends and collaborators in this endeavor. Could we prove that Zeus was born on Mt. Lykaion? Village leaders also retold the ancient reference by Pliny, a 1st century CE author, who wrote that the athletic festival at Mt. Lykaion, in honor of Zeus, was older than the games at Olympia.
At the time of this report, the excavation is ongoing during the Olympic games. Interestingly enough, the games were in honor to Zeus and it is rumored that at the time of the games, human sacrifices would be ongoing.
The site of Mt. Lykaion, in the west-central Peloponnesos, was famous as a Pan-Arcadian and Pan-Hellenic sanctuary with sacrifices and athletic contests in honor of Zeus, and for an impressive open-air altar where human sacrifice was rumored.
The undeniable, each year a ritual is performed for the Olympic games.
The torch lighting ceremony takes place at the same place it did in ancient times, the temple of Hera, dedicating the games to Zeus. The Nazis helped to establish the current torch lighting ritual to reflect the original athletic contests. Hitler saw the link with the ancient Games as the perfect way to illustrate his belief that classical Greece was an Aryan forerunner of the modern German Reich.
In modern times the purpose of the lighting the torch ceremony isn’t a hidden one. Anyone who views the ritual can see plainly that it is a dedication to a false diety. Mainstream reports have even surfaced stating that the ceremony is dedicating the torch to Apollo.
“With her arms raised towards the sky, Menegaki – playing the role of high priestess – then invoked the sun God Apollo in prayer before kneeling to light the torch in just a few seconds as the sun’s rays focused on the parabolic mirror.”
Apollo, or Apollyon, is Zeus’ son, and is known as the destroyer or the angel of the bottomless pit in the Bible. (This is the same fallen one that CERN worships.) By having the torch, representing Zeus and his thunderbolt, encompassed about by a sun sculpture (the 2016 cauldron was a sun sculpture), conveys that the Olympic games have been dedicated to both Zeus and his son Apollo.
It is no coincidence that during a time that the Olympic games are taking place, where they used to perform human sacrifice, researchers have uncovered a sacrificial altar to Zeus where ancient athletic festivals used to take place, Mount Lykaion.
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