Pan And Azazel: The Persecution Of The Goat God

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Along with Herodotus accounts of this distortion, various historical scholars like Strabo, Pindar, and Plutarch were eyewitnesses; distinctly, referencing this as sexual worship to Pan. To this end, for the Egyptians, this ‘reverence’ developed as part of their religion paying divine honors to real goats representing Pan; similarly, this corruption occurs in the recorded tablets of the goddess Isis.
Obviously, this ongoing Egyptian custom to worship and perform rituals with goat creatures clearly indicates where the Hebrew people gained this practice. Although not named directly, one of the main significant signs of the goat god Pan and Azazel’s existence arises in the Bible when the Israelite’s are warned,

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Due to the embarrassment of the people fornicating with these goat beings, many Jewish writers started substituting the reference of goat creatures; i.e., sair, satyrs, seirims, seir, and other goat creatures, etc., with one name, grouping the creatures’ altogether as just “demons,” or just totally eliminating any reference. Scriptures like Isaiah 13:21, states how the wild beast, doleful creatures and satyrs (seirim) dance in the desert; although, the Septuagint (translation of the Hebrew Bible and some related texts into Greek) renders the word ‘demons’ as a substitute for satyrs. In due course, this deliberate obscurity of goat creatures lost their long ago - true meaning - as ‘real’ goat devils. As authors categorized the creatures as mere demons or blatantly eradicating any name; this “intentionally” created an obvious suppression of this critical fact. In effect, the Biblical authors limited their writings concerning this connection. Even though the text appears full of sexual attacks against whoring after ‘other gods;’ with this in mind, the likely scenario of whoring after goat creatures manifested itself stronger than …show more content…
There they inhabit as the Seirim or Seir goatmen that steadily increased. Manifestly, their presence enveloped over a mountain known as Mount Seir; which developed as the “goat country.” Within Strong’s Concordance of the Bible, the meaning of the word ‘seir/sair’ subsists as he-goat, devil, hairy, or satyr, appearing 39 times in the OT. Moreover, the Seirim goats were identified as satyrs in the land of Seir. The importance of the clear definition of the Seirim‘seir/sair’ goats as he-goat devils cannot be overstated! During the time God commanded the shepherds of Israel

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