My simple question is this:
Why is the Roman Catholic Church so fond of depicting Moses with two horns on his head?
Isn’t that a bit… diabolical?
The horned man is a symbol of Pan, an ancient satyr god—half man, half animal—ruler during the “Golden Age” in classical antiquity. Saturn (Kronos) is the same as Pan; furthermore, the word “satyr”, referring to a he-goat, comes from the word “Saturnus”, identifying the Greek “Kronos” with the horned god Pan.
The son of Kronos (Saturn) was Zeus (Jupiter). In mythology, he was slain by his own son and usurped as the chief god. Saturn is often depicted as devouring his own children as soon as they’re born in an attempt to prevent the fulfillment of a prophecy that said his own child would one day overthrow him.
A Vedic god called “Mitra” was worshipped not only in Persia, but as “Mithra” by the Greeks and Romans as well. In fact, Mithra was often worshipped in temples of Jupiter, and vice-versa. Why? Because they were the same god. Mithra is commonly depicted slaying a bull, symbolizing how Jupiter killed his father, Saturn. This is because Saturn’s ancient Semitic counterpart was the deity El, who was symbolized by the bull (Taurus), again denoting a horned god.
It is also theorized that “Kronos” (Saturn) means “the horned one”, as it may be derived from the ancient Semitic word “qrn”, meaning “horn”.
So, why does the Roman Catholic Church have a long history of depicting Moses as the horned god? Most of the artwork portraying this is from after Rome’s supposed conversion to Christianity, yet still, they prefer to deliberately depict Moses as Saturn.
In Hesiod’s poem “Theogony”, the Golden Age of Kronos/Pan was said to have been lawless, since there was perfect harmony with no immorality to demand rules. However, after a major war between the Titans and Olympians called the “Titanomachy”, Kronos lost the battle to Zeus. In Virgil’s Aeneid, it’s said that Kronos then escaped to Latium (the region in Italy that became Rome). It is here that he then ascends as king and law-giver.
Obviously, this account of Kronos’ identity as king and law-giver was more popular in Rome (Latium), since Latium is where he established his kingdom after the Titanomachy. Many artists, commissioned by the Roman Catholic Church, portrayed Saturn/Kronos/Pan as a religious tribute, calling it “Moses” to disguise its true identity from the Christian masses. Since both Moses and Saturn were considered “law-givers”, the similar imagery made this an easy deception. The truth, therefore, was hidden in plain sight, known only to those who were educated in the mysteries of classical antiquity.
The Roman Catholic Church has always honoured the ancient mystery religion of Babylon, Egypt, Greece and Rome, but in secret, so as to maintain their power and authority in a country primarily occupied by Christians. Rome was already being overthrown by the Christian masses at the time that Emperor Constantine had his self-professed “conversion to Christianity”, so it appears to have been more of a political gambit to prevent Rome’s disempowerment at the hands of Christians. Pagan Rome, therefore, continued to worship the ancient pantheon under the guise of Christianity. Depicting a horned Saturn and calling him “Moses” is one very prime example.
Also, it was a Roman Catholic tradition to depict holy figures with discs or halos behind their heads. These golden discs represent the Sun, again a Saturnian symbol, as Saturn was worshipped throughout history as the Sun god. In fact, the planet we now call “Saturn” was actually known as “Helios” by the Greeks, “Sol” by the Romans, both words meaning “Sun”—cited mostly from archaic copies of Plato’s “Timaeus”. Early astronomical traditions identify the “primeval sun” as the planet Saturn, the distant planet which the alchemists called the “best sun” and which the Babylonians, the founders of astronomy, identified as the exemplary light of heaven, the “sun”-god Shamash. (“Shamash is the planet Saturn”, the astronomical texts say.)
Many of the Catholic portrayals of Moses depict both a sun disc and two horns on his head.