Tag Archives: Myths

The God Who Sees

Abram’s wife Sarai took Hagar the Egyptian, her maid, and gave her to her husband Abram as his wife.  He went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her sight….So Sarai treated [Hagar] harshly, and she fled from her presence.  Now the angel […]

Cupid

And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree of the garden, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will certainly die.” ~ Genesis 2:16-17 “I will put hostility between you and […]

The Choice of Chione

“Do not remember the past events, pay no attention to things of old.  Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it?  Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” ~ Isaiah 43:18-19 Our next ancient Snow White is Chione of […]

Inanna

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” ~ John 10:10 We’ll start off our Snow White discussion with the myth of Inanna, Mesopotamian goddess of love, beauty, and war, and “Queen of Heaven.”[1]   Seeing as how the first city built after […]

The Redemption of Myrrha

“You Yourself have recorded my wanderings. Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your records?” ~ Psalm 56:8 “Entering the house, they saw the child with Mary His mother, and falling to their knees, they worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” ~ […]

Pandora: The Need for Hope

“For this is what the Lord says: ‘When 70 years for Babylon are complete, I will attend to you and will confirm My promise concerning you to restore you to this place.  For I know the plans I have for you’—this is the Lord’s declaration—‘plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a […]

Prometheus: The Need for a Savior

“But He was pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities; punishment for our peace was on Him, and we are healed by His wounds.” ~ Isaiah 53:5 The concept of a savior is dear to every culture.  Whether it’s Herakles (i.e. Hercules) or Superman, every culture in every time period recognizes the […]