For people who might have a difficult time understanding Mithra and the Tauroctany as a elaborate Baphomet/Hermathena symbol, consider this –
Antiochus IV Epiphanes (“God Manifest”) was a Greek king of the Seleucid Empire from 175 BC until his death in 164 BC.
From 2 Maccabees:
“Raging like a wild animal, he set out from Egypt and took Jerusalem by storm. He ordered his soldiers to cut down without mercy those whom they met and to slay those who took refuge in their houses. There was a massacre of young and old, a killing of women and children, a slaughter of virgins and infants. In the space of three days, eighty thousand were lost, forty thousand meeting a violent death, and the same number being sold into slavery … Not long after this the king sent an Athenian senator to force the Jews to abandon the customs of their ancestors and live no longer by the laws of God; also to profane the temple in Jerusalem and dedicate it to Olympian Zeus, and that on Mount Gerizim to Zeus the Hospitable, as the inhabitants of the place requested…They also brought into the temple things that were forbidden, so that the altar was covered with abominable offerings prohibited by the laws. A man could not keep the sabbath or celebrate the traditional feasts, nor even admit that he was a Jew. At the suggestion of the citizens of Ptolemais, a decree was issued ordering the neighboring Greek cities to act in the same way against the Jews: oblige them to partake of the sacrifices, and put to death those who would not consent to adopt the customs of the Greeks. It was obvious, therefore, that disaster impended. Thus, two women who were arrested for having circumcised their children were publicly paraded about the city with their babies hanging at their breasts and then thrown down from the top of the city wall. Others, who had assembled in nearby caves to observe the sabbath in secret, were betrayed to Philip and all burned to death.”
—2 Maccabees 5:11–14, 6:1–11
Before Antiochus became king, he was known as Mithradates which means, “given by the deity Mithra.”
He was the second “type” foreshadowing the manifestation of the “light bringer” in human form. The first was Alexander The Great. The third (and final manifestation) is coming soon.
The Antichrist will be manifest on earth. This is the alchemical magnum opus and is the “great work” of Freemasonry, their penultimate end goal.
The woodcut image on the left is “Rebis,”( from the Latin res bina, meaning dual or double matter) a representation of the great work completed. (The egg that he is contained, hatched)
Rebis is Mithra.
Rebis is Apollo.
Rebis is Sol Invictus (Attis) and Cybele together once more.
Rebis is the “rainbow.”
Notice that Rebis holds the compass and square (combined they are THE symbol of Freemasonry.) Combined they are the head of the Ox Circuit. Rebis stands triumphant over the lowly dragon symbolising his formerly cursed state. (see: The Security Council Room at the United Nations /meaning/the-revealing/the-security-council-room-at-the-united-nations/)
Do you know where this image appeared in modern media?
For more examples see: /…/the-artists-who-know-the-secre…/