Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Prince Theophilus and Princess Coco?
According to a report by BBC News, the temple is the first trace of the royal quarters of the Ptolemaic dynasty to be revealed in Alexandria.
The temple, discovered in the Kom el-Dekkah neighborhood of the city, is believed to belong to Queen Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III who ruled Egypt in the third century BC, according to Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities.
The temple is the first part of the royal palace to be unearthed, and it is 60m (200ft) high and 15m (50ft) wide.
The find confirms the Greek dynasty of Egyptians continued the worship of ancient animal deities” (Big News Network.Com)
Now it all makes sense! Now it is so obvious that my two cats are descendants of this cat goddess. The signs were all there how could I have missed them?
Let me explain; we have two cats, a six year old calico named Theophilus (for the Roman official Luke wrote his two part series to) and a 3 month old mixed bag named Coco. Since having been introduced to our humble homestead they have taken up permanent abode, one on each of our two living room side chairs. They sit perched on those chairs as if they were thrones. They continue sit there and expect to be waited on hand and foot, excuse me front paw and rear paws. There they sit; staring at Lord knows what with their feet tucked up under them, tail slowly swishing back and forth and a look that says, “We don’t get any respect.”
They are royalty! Descended all the way down from this Alexandrian cat goddess. Who knew? (Don’t worry, we love them both and treat them as if they really were royalty!)
Seriously, what a shame that man has been plunged into darkness so deep and deceptive that worshipping animals rather than the one, true, and living God brings satisfaction. Some eighteen centuries later do you think Queen Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III, believes her cat to be a goddess?
“Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.” (Romans 1:24-25 ESV)
Posted by Gregg Metcalf at 7:50 AM