This Chapter will give more references based from the Bible and the Rig Vedas.
Now, based from the "Galactic Warfare 1&2", I find that the true symbol of the God of fire would be that of the Bird, and how this appeals to the Ancient symbol of the people that the God of fire had made a covenant to. There are interesting references to the "Burning bush" theme, though some sources would indicate some sexual themes to this story. When Moses had met the "Angel of the Lord", and how this Angel appeared to him behind the burning bush, it's seems to play on the "red haired" references, to even the "red heifer" sacrifice.
Another great example from this would be from a show called "Lucifer", which is about the angel taking a vacation from Hell and living on the surface world, to which later teams up with a cop to take down foes and supernatural entities. But in the second season, there is an episode deemed "The Burning Bush", in which Lucifer hints at the Forensic Analyst, that it was He Himself that met Moses behind the Burning bush. Then in the movie "Transformers 5: The Last Knight", shows the Magician Merlin meeting a red autobot, who then gives him a staff that could summon a dragon. This symbolically pays homage to the God of fire telling Moses to throw down the staff and it will change into a serpent. In the Chapter "Antarctica Mystery 2", I detail some interesting references to Jesus having a "magic wand", and how this may connect to the Atlantean culture.
Now the attribute of the bull is subtly told in the bible, for example in Exodus 32:8 states “…. they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped, and have sacrificed thereunto it, and said These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up unto the land of Egypt”. In the Rig Vedas 3.15.4 states “Shine forth, a Bull invincible, O Agni, winning by conquest all the forts and treasures, thou Jātavedas who art skilled in guiding, the chief high saving sacrifice's Leader”
5. “Swell, O thou Bull and give those powers an impulse, even Earth and Heaven who yield their milk in plenty, Shining, O God, with Gods in clear effulgence. Let not a mortal's evil will obstruct us." Now, when it states that a "calf" comes out of the furnace, it would be hard to believe that they started to worship it, even at the presence of the God of fire. But the definition of the calf can be shown as a baby whale and even a baby elephant, which seems to correspond to the Hindu Ganesha the god of wisdom. Wisdom is an attribute to this deity as Elephants tend to have great memory, and Ganesha is the remover of obstacles. But what if the calf is not a particular animal but an object?
Well, when you look up "Phallic worship" in Wiki, it states here: "The term is a loanword from Latin phallus, itself borrowed from Greek, which is ultimately a derivation from the Proto-Indo-European root "to inflate, swell". Compare with Old Norse (and modern Icelandic) boli "bull", Old English bulluc "bullock", Greek "whale". So, the phallus can be referenced to the Bull or the whale. (Whales would seem phallic in shape as well the "Sperm whale", and the Bull would be a symbol of virility) But what if it was a phallus that came forth, even if it was written down as "calf", because to have a "calf" all of a sudden come out of the furnace in the shape of a calf, and without any fashioning in a certain amount of time would seem absurd.
However, it seems that based from Jordan Maxwell's research, he states that this symbolically was based on the changing of the Astrological signs, as the Aries ram and the Taurus bull. This may very well be the case, because as some sources would detail the Agni sitting upon the lamb symbology, can connect to the Passover session that was given by this particular God. At this point, the Bible will be revealed to be paralleled story, and not literal as we are told.
Another reference shown to dogs in Judges chapter 6 about the story of Gideon and the 300 fighting against the Midianites with their countless camels and other nations. (which is similar to Leonidas and the 300 fighting Greeks against the Persians) In verse 4 and 5 states of God telling Gideon of how many people should go to war against the Midianites. At first Gideon needed to test God on the fleece to be dried out in the wet cold as a sign to go against the Midianites; so, then the God of fire did so as confirmation. But still, there were too many people to fight ranging from 22,000 to 10,000 so, to cut down the number of men to go to war, the God of fire said for those to go down and drink the water and who ever drinks bowing down with their knees shall go home, but the ones that drink the water as a “dog” shall come to war against them. Even Jezebel was eaten by dogs during her in death scene. Rudra is said to be like a bull and (as one book states) have dogs as his symbol, and thus can connect Him to the Mars/Ares to Agni. So, dogs may be shown as a symbol to this god as well.
Here are verses in the Bible detailing the God of fire literally riding upon a cloud. This is similar to Sun Wukong (and Goku) who would ride upon a cloud in the Heavens.
Psalm 68:33 "To Him who rides upon the highest heavens, which are from ancient times; Behold, He speaks forth with His voice, a mighty voice."
Deuteronomy 33:26 “There is none like the God of Jeshurun, Who rides the heavens to your help, And through the skies in His majesty."
2 Samuel 22:11 “And He rode on a cherub and flew; And He appeared on the wings of the wind." Psalm 18:10 "He rode upon a cherub and flew; And He sped upon the wings of the wind."
Psalm 68:4 "Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Lift up a song for Him who rides through the deserts, Whose name is the Lord, and exalt before Him."
Isaiah 19:1 "The oracle concerning Egypt. Behold, the Lord is riding on a swift cloud and is about to come to Egypt; The idols of Egypt will tremble at His presence, And the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them."
Then there is the case of The God of fire sending the fiery serpents against the people because they spoke and murmured against Him in the wilderness. Numbers 21:5,6 “And the people spoke against God, and against Moses, wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loathed this light bread. And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people died.” So, what is considered a fiery serpent? Because the people then said to Moses “we have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord, and against thee, pray unto the Lord that He take away the serpents from us….” Verse 8 states “And the lord said unto Moses, make thee a fiery serpent, and set it up upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that everyone that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live” Verse 9 “And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it on a pole and if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.”
Based from "Alien Mystery 1" there is a reference to the Mongolian worm and the red serpent. Based from Blavatsky's "The Secret Doctrine", she surmise the apparent flying serpent was a mere exagerration, and maybe linked to the flying Dinosaur Pteranodon or Pterodactyl.
So, is the brazen fiery serpent that Moses was told to put on the pole? The sword of Fudo Myoo has a serpent as His symbol. And the symbol of the serpent that pertains to them is shown as “fiery” for fire is red like. So, a red fiery serpent on a pole? Can this not relate to the Red dragon that the Chinese use for their festivals?
In the book of Jeremiah 8:17 states “For, behold I will send serpents, cockatrices, among, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the lord.” Isaiah 14:29 “Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out the serpents root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.” So again, serpents and even the cockatrice? The cockatrice is supposed to be an amalgamation between a serpent and a rooster as most myths indicate (In the later Chapters, I will detail the Cockatrice symbology).
There are also scriptures detailing the God of fire bringing hornets to destroy the enemies of the Israelites. Deuteronomy 7:20 "Moreover, the Lord your God will send the hornet against them, until those who are left and hide themselves from you perish."
Exodus 23:28 "I will send hornets ahead of you so that they will drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites before you." Joshua 24:12 "Then I sent the hornet before you and it drove out the two kings of the Amorites from before you, but not by your sword or your bow." There are verses that state the Lord sending flies :
Psalms 105:31 “He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.”
Exodus 8:16-18 - "And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast."
Exodus 8:21-24 - "Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are. And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth.And I will put a division between my people and thy people: to morrow shall this sign be. And the LORD did so; and there came a grievous swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies."
Psalms 78:45 "He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them." Isaiah 7:18 "And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria."
It becomes evident that Deuteronomy 32:39-41 states that "He is surrounded by fire, carries a sword, shoots arrows of lightning, brings plagues and beast. Then maybe it is very easy to understand who the God of fire is from Him saying “I am a jealous God and a consuming fire”, and how He states "a God" meaning that He is just one of the gods.
In Hinduism, it's said that when a devotee looks upon the "Garuda" bird after being bitten by the poison of the serpent, then they will get healed. This is similar to the fiery serpent on the pole that was set up by Moses, so that the Israelites can be healed from the fiery serpents sent upon them. I think this would be the true version of the situation. So, instead of the red serpent on the pole, the Garuda bird (as shown for the symbol of this God) must connect to this account. It doesn't make sense for the serpent to be looked upon for the healing from the serpents, but the Garuda bird instead, for the Garuda is the considered enemy of the Nagas.
Here will be Rig Vedic references and excerpts based on AGNI being described as a bull and fighting the demons. This will connect to Agni being the one who fights against demons, and is the one who led the Aryans into the lands of India and China.
"HYMN VI. Agni1: PRAISE of the Asura, high imperial Ruler, the Manly One in whom the folk shall triumph- I laud his deeds who is as strong as Indra, and lauding celebrate the Fort-destroyer. (Revealing that AGNI is of the Asuras)
"HYMN VIII. Agni: 6 Be this my song, that winneth countless treasure, engendered with redoubled force for Agni, That, splendid, chasing sickness, slaying demons, it may delight our friend and bless the singers."
"HYMN XV. Agni: 10 Bright, Purifier, meet for praise, Immortal with refulgent glow, Agni drives Rākṣasas away." (This is when Agni destroys the man-eating giants that was recking havoc on mankind, similar to Iblis of the Jinn fighting the Jinn race, and Red Horn fighting the red headed giants)
"HYMN XVI. Agni: 3 The flame of him the Bountiful, the Much-invoked, hath mounted up, And his red-coloured smoke-clouds reach and touch the sky: the men are kindling Agni well." (as it states in Exodus and Levitcus, "It is a sweet savour to the Lord")
"HYMN XXXVI. Agni: 20 The flames of Agni full of splendour and of might are fearful, not to be approached. Consume for ever all demons and sorcerers, consume thou each devouring fiend." "HYMN XXXVI. Agni: 9 Seat thee, for thou art mighty; shine, best entertainer of the Gods. Worthy of sacred food, praised Agni! loose the smoke, ruddy and beautiful to see."
"HYMN XXXI. Agni: 5 Thou, Agni, art a Bull who makes our store increase, to be invoked by him who lifts the ladle up. Well knowing the oblation with the hallowing word, uniting all who live, thou lightenest first our folk."
"HYMN XV. Agni. 1. RESPLENDENT with thy wide-extending lustre, dispel the terrors of the fiends who hate us May lofty Agni be my guide and shelter, the easily-invoked, the good Protector. 2 Be thou To us, while now the morn is breaking, be thou a guardian when the Sun hath mounted.. Accept, as men accept a true-born infant, my laud, O Agni nobly born in body. 3 Bull, who beholdest men, through many mornings, among the dark ones shine forth red, O Agni. Lead us, good Lord, and bear us over trouble: Help us who long, Most Youthful God, to riches. 4 Shine forth, a Bull invincible, O Agni, winning by conquest all the forts and treasures, Thou Jātavedas who art skilled in guiding, the chief high saving sacrifice's Leader. 5 Lighting Gods hither, Agni, wisest Singer, bring thou to us many and flawless shelters. Bring vigour, like a car that gathers booty: bring us, O Agni, beauteous Earth and Heaven. 6 Swell, O thou Bull and give those powers an impulse, e’en Earth and Heaven who yield their milk in plenty, Shining, O God, with Gods in clear effulgence. Let not a mortal's evil will obstruct us. 7 Agni, as holy food to thine invoker, give wealth in cattle, lasting, rich in marvels. To us be born a son and spreading offspring. Agni, be this thy gracious will to us-ward."
"HYMN XVII. Agni. 1. DULY enkindled after ancient customs, bringing all treasures, he is balmed with unguents,— Flame-haired, oil-clad, the purifying Agni, skilled in fair rites, to bring the Gods for worship." (This details Agni having "flaming hair") "HYMN XXVII. Agni:14 Agni is kindled as a bull, like a horsebearer of the Gods: Men with oblations worship him. 15 Thee will we kindle as a bull, we who are Bulls ourselves, O Bull. Thee, Agni, shining mightily."
"HYMN III. Agni: 10 Agni the Bull, the manly, hath been sprinkled with oil upon his back, by Law eternal."
"HYMN IV. Agni: 4 Rise up, O Agni, spread thee out before us: burn down our foes, thou who hast sharpened arrows. Him, blazing Agni! who hath worked us mischief, consume thou utterly like dried-up stubble. 5 Rise, Agni, drive off those who fight against us: make manifest thine own celestial vigour. Slacken the strong bows of the demon-driven: destroy our foemen whether kin or stranger."
"HYMN VIII. Agni: 1. YOUR envoy who possesses all, Immortal, bearer of your gifts, Best worshipper, I woo with song. 2 He, Mighty, knows the gift of wealth, he knows the deep recess of heaven: He shall bring hitherward the Gods. 3 He knows, a God himself, to guide Gods to the righteous in his home: He gives e’en treasures that we love. 4 He is the Herald: well-informed, he doth his errand to and fro, Knowing the deep recess of heaven. 5 May we be they who gratify Agni with sacrificial gifts, Who cherish and enkindle him. 6 Illustrious for wealth are they, and hero deeds, victorious, Who have served Agni reverently. 7 So unto us, day after day, may riches craved by many come, And power and might spring up for us. 8 That holy Singer in his strength shoots forth his arrows swifter than The swift shafts of the tribes of men."
"HYMN XLIX. Agni: 14 Not to be stayed, O Bull, O Agni, are thy teeth when thou art spreading far and wide. Make our oblations duly offered up, O Priest, and give us store of precious things."
"HYMN VIII. Agni: 1. AGNI advances with his lofty banner: the Bull is bellowing to the earth and heavens. He hath attained the sky's supremest limits. the Steer hath waxen in the lap of waters. 2 The Bull, the youngling with the hump, hath frolicked, the strong and never-ceasing Calf hath bellowed. Bringing our offerings to the God's assembly, he moves as Chief in his own dwelling-places."
"HYMN XXI. Agni: 8 Wide and aloft thou spreadest thee, O Agni, with thy brilliant flame. A Bull art thou when bellowing,—at your glad carouse-thou dost impregn the Sisters. Thou art waxing great."
"HYMN XCI. Agni: 14 He in whom horses, bulls, oxen, and barren cows, and rams, when duly set apart, are offered up,— To Agni, Soma-sprinkled, drinker of sweet juice, Disposer, with my heart I bring a fair hymn forth. 15 Into thy mouth is poured the offering, Agni, as Soma into cup, oil into ladle. Vouchsafe us wealth. strength-winning, blest with heroes, wealth lofty, praised by men, and full of splendour." (Details the food and drink offerings given to the God of fire)
"HYMN CXXII. Agni: 4 The seven who bring oblations worship thee, the Strong, the first, the Great Chief Priest, Ensign of sacrifice, The oil-anointed Bull, Agni who hears, who sends as God full hero strength to him who freely gives."
"HYMN CXVIII. Agni: 1. AGNI, refulgent among men thou slayest the devouring fiend, Bright Ruler in thine own abode. 7 O Agni, burn the Rākṣasas with thine unconquerable flame Shine guardian of Eternal Law."
The "Rakshasas" are one of the names of the entities that the God of fire had battled against. This will connect to the "Red Haired Giants", "Cattle Mutilation" and "Men in Black" chapter.
"HYMN IX. Agni: 4 Yea, very hard art thou to grasp, like offspring of the wriggling snakes, When thou consumest many woods like an ox, Agni, in the mead. 5 Whose flames, when thou art sending forth the smoke, completely reach the mark, When Tṛta in the height of heaven, like as a smelter fanneth thee, even as a smelter sharpeneth thee."
"HYMN LVIII. Agni: 1 NE’ER waxeth faint the Immortal, Son of Strength, since he, the Herald, hath become Vivasvān's messenger. On paths most excellent he measured out mid-air: he with oblation calls to service of the Gods. 2 Never decaying, seizing his appropriate food, rapidly, eagerly through the dry wood he spreads. His back, as he is sprinkled, glistens like a horse: loud hath he roared and shouted like the heights of heaven? 3 Set high in place o’er all that Vasus, Rudras do, immortal, Lord of riches, seated as High Priest; Hastening like a car to men, to those who live, the God without delay gives boons to be desired. 4 Urged by the wind be spreads through dry wood as he lists, armed with his tongues for sickles, with a mighty roar. Black is thy path, Agni, changeless, with glittering waves! when like a bull thou rushest eager to the trees. 5 With teeth of flame, wind-driven, through the wood he speeds, triumphant like a bull among the herd of cows, With bright strength roaming to the everlasting air: things fixed, things moving quake before him as he flies." (Vivasvan is the Sun God Surya. And again, more references towards the Bull)
"HYMN LXX. Agni: 6 Like a brave archer, like one skilled and bold, a fierce avenger, so he shines in fight."
"HYMN LXXVII. Agni: 3 For he is mental power, a man, and perfect; he is the bringer, friend-like, of the wondrous. The pious Āryan tribes at sacrifices address them first to him who doeth marvels. 4 May Agni, foe-destroyer, manliest Hero, accept with love our hymns and our devotion. So may the liberal lords whose strength is strongest, urged by their riches, stir our thoughts with vigour."
"HYMN CXL. Agni: 5 Dispelling on their way the horror of black gloom, making a glorious show these flames of his fly forth, When o’er the spacious tract he spreads himself abroad, and rushes panting on with thunder and with roar. 6 Amid brown plants he stoops as if adorning them, and rushes bellowing like a bull upon his wives. Proving his might, he decks the glory of his form, and shakes his horns like one terrific, hard to stay."
"HYMN XII. Agni: 1 To Agni, lofty Asura, meet for worship, Steer of eternal Law, my prayer I offer; I bring my song directed to the Mighty like pure oil for his mouth at sacrifices. 2 Mark the Law, thou who knowest, yea, observe it: send forth the full streams of eternal Order. I use no sorcery with might or falsehood the sacred Law of the Red Steer I follow. 3 How hast thou, follower of the Law eternal, become the knower of a new song, Agni? The God, the Guardian of the seasons, knows me: the Lord of him who won this wealth I know not. 4 Who, Agni, in alliance with thy foeman, what splendid helpers won for them their riches? Agni, who guard the dwelling-place of falsehood? Who are protectors of the speech of liars? 5 Agni, those friends of thine have turned them from thee: gracious of old, they have become ungracious. They have deceived themselves by their own speeches, uttering wicked words against the righteous. 6 He who pays sacrifice to thee with homage, O Agni, keeps the Red Steer's Law eternal; Wide is his dwelling. May the noble offspring of Nahuṣa who wandered forth come hither." (Again, another reference to Agni being an Asura and being compared as a bull)
"HYMN XIV. Agni: 1. ENKINDLING the Immortal, wake Agni with song of praise: may he bear our oblations to the Gods. 2 At high solemnities mortal men glorify him the Immortal, best At sacrifice among mankind. 3 That he may bear their gifts to heaven, all glorify him Agni, God, With ladle that distilleth oil. 4 Agni shone bright when born, with light killing the Dasyus and the dark: He found the Kine, the Floods, the Sun. 5 Serve Agni, God adorable, the Sage whose back is balmed with oil: Let him approach, and hear my call. 6 They have exalted Agni, God of all mankind, with oil and hymns Of praise, devout and eloquent."
"HYMN VI. Agni. 1. AGNI, accept this flaming brand, this waiting with my prayer on thee: Hear graciously these songs of praise. 2 With this hymn let us honour thee, seeker of horses, Son of Strength, With this fair hymn, thou nobly born. 3 As such, lover of song, with songs, wealth-lover, giver of our wealth! With reverence let us worship thee. 4 Be thou for us a liberal Prince, giver and Lord of precious things. Drive those who hate us far away. 5 Such as thou art, give rain from heaven, give strength which no man may resist: Give food exceeding plentiful. 6 To him who lauds thee, craving help, most youthful envoy! through our song, Most holy Herald! come thou nigh. 7 Between both races, Agni, Sage, well skilled thou passest to and fro, As envoy friendly to mankind. 8 Befriend us thou as knowing all. Sage, duly worship thou the Gods, And seat thee on this sacred grass."
One of the versions states that Agni would ride the red steeds as a vehicle. Then if you look below, it shows the God of fire on a horse trampling upon demons.
Psalms 79:5 " How long, Lord? wilt thou be angry forever? Shall thy jealousy burn like fire?" He carries the flaming sword, and has the presence of fire round about Him.
In the Rig Vedas, it is mentioned in book 7 chapter 46 verse 4 stating “slay us not, nor abandon us, Oh Rudra let not thy noose, when thy art angry, seize us….” R.V. book 1 chapter 114 verse 1 states “To the strong Rudra bring we these our praise to Him the Lord of heroes with the braided hair….” Verse 5 “Him with the braided hair we call with reverence down, the wild boar, the red dazzling shape….”
From Deuteronomy 4:24 "For our God is a jealous God and a Consuming fire", states how He is a fire deity. There are verses in the Bible stating the God of fire described as a rock, hence "Fudo-Myo-o", is the "Immovable one".
Deuteronomy 32:4 “He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.”
Deuteronomy 32:15 "But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation."
Deuteronomy 32:18 “Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.”
Deuteronomy 32:30 “How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?"
Deuteronomy 32:31 “For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.” Deuteronomy 32:37 “And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted,”
Psalms 40:2 “He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.”
Psalms 42:9 “I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”
Psalms 62:6 “He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.”
Psalms 71:3 “Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.”
Psalms 78:35 “And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.”
Psalms 92:15 “To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.”
Psalms 94:22 “But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.”
Psalms 95:1 “O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.”
2 Samuel 22:2 “And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;”
2 Samuel 22:47 “The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.”
2 Samuel 23:3 “The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.”
Psalms 18:31 “For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?”
Psalms 18:46 “The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.”
Psalms 28:1 “(A Psalm of David.) Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.”
Psalms 31:2 “Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.”
Psalms 31:3 “For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.” 1 Samuel 2:2 “There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.”
So, clearly the Rig Vedas is saying that He is a God with braided red hair and carries a noose. In the Rig Vedas would detail the God of fire Rudra leading the Rudras or Maruts (the storm gods) against His enemies.
Psalms 104:3 "Who layeth the beams of His chambers: who maketh the clouds His chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind."
Psalms 148:8 "Fire, hail; snow and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling His word."
Here are some of the excerpts from the Rig Vedas detailing the description of the God of fire:
"HYMN CXIV. Rudra. 1. To the strong Rudra bring we these our songs of praise, to him the Lord of Heroes with the braided hair, That it be well with all our cattle and our men, that in this village all be healthy and well-fed. 2 Be gracious unto us, O Rudra, bring us joy: thee, Lord of Heroes, thee with reverence will we serve. Whatever health and strength our father Manu won by sacrifice may we, under thy guidance, gain. 3 By worship of the Gods may we, O Bounteous One, O Rudra, gain thy grace, Ruler of valiant men. Come to our families, bringing them bliss: may we, whose heroes are uninjured, bring thee sacred gifts, 4 Hither we call for aid the wise, the wanderer, impetuous Rudra, perfecter of sacrifice. May he repel from us the anger of the Gods: verily we desire his favourable grace. 5 Him with the braided hair we call with reverence down, the wild-boar of the sky, the red, the dazzling shape. May he, his hand filled full of sovran medicines, grant us protection, shelter, and a home secure. 6 To him the Maruts’ Father is this hymn addressed, to strengthen Rudra's might, a song more sweet than sweet. Grant us, Immortal One, the food which mortals eat: be gracious unto me, my seed, my progeny. 7 O Rudra, harm not either great or small of us, harm not the growing boy, harm not the full-grown man. Slay not a sire among us, slay no mother here, and to our own dear bodies, Rudra, do not harm. 8 Harm us not, Rudra, in our seed and progeny, harm us not in the living, nor in cows or steeds, Slay not our heroes in the fury of thy wrath. Bringing oblations evermore we call to thee. 9 Even as a herdsman I have brought thee hymns of praise: O Father of the Maruts, give us happiness, Blessed is thy most favouring benevolence, so, verily, do we desire thy saving help. 10 Far be thy dart that killeth men or cattle: thy bliss be with us, O thou Lord of Heroes. Be gracious unto us, O God, and bless us, and then vouchsafe us doubly-strong protection. 11 We, seeking help, have spoken and adored him: may Rudra, girt by Maruts, hear our calling. This prayer of ours may Varuṇa grant, and Mitra, and Aditi and Sindhu, Earth and Heaven."
"HYMN XXXIII. Rudra: 1. FATHER of Maruts, let thy bliss approach us: exclude us not from looking on the sunlight. Gracious to our fleet courser be the Hero may we transplant us, Rudra, in our children. 2 With the most saving medicines which thou givest, Rudra, may I attain a hundred winters. Far from us banish enmity and hatred, and to all quarters maladies and trouble. 3 Chief of all born art thou in glory, Rudra, armed with the thunder, mightiest of the mighty. Transport us over trouble to well-being repel thou from us all assaults of mischief. 4 Let us not anger thee with worship, Rudra, ill praise, Strong God! or mingled invocation. Do thou with strengthening balms incite our heroes: I hear thee famed as best of all physicians. 5 May I with praise-songs win that Rudra's favour who is adored with gifts and invocations. Ne’er may the tawny God, fair-checked, and gracious, swifthearing, yield us to this evil purpose. 6 The Strong, begirt by Maruts, hath refreshed me, with most invigorating food, imploring. As he who finds a shade in fervent sunlight may I, uninjured, win the bliss of Rudra. 7 Where is that gracious hand of thine, O Rudra, the hand that giveth health and bringeth comfort, Remover of the woe that Gods have sent us? O Strong One, look thou on me with compassion. 8 To him the strong, great, tawny, fair-complexioned, I utter forth a mighty hymn of praises. We serve the brilliant God with adorations, we glorify, the splendid name of Rudra. 9 With firm limbs, multiform, the strong, the tawny adorns himself with bright gold decorations: The strength of Godhead ne’er departs from Rudra, him who is Sovran of this world, the mighty. 10 Worthy, thou carriest thy bow and arrows, worthy, thy manyhued and honoured necklace. Worthy, thou cuttest here each fiend to pieces: a mightier than thou there is not, Rudra. 11 Praise him the chariot-borne, the young, the famous, fierce, slaying like a dread beast of the forest. O Rudra, praised, be gracious to the singer. let thy hosts spare us and smite down another. 12 I bend to thee as thou approachest, Rudra, even as a boy before the sire who greets him. I praise thee Bounteous Giver, Lord of heroes: give medicines to us as thou art lauded. 13 Of your pure medicines, O potent Maruts, those that are wholesomest and health-bestowing, Those which our father Manu hath selected, I crave from. Rudra for our gain and welfare. 14 May Rudra's missile turn aside and spare us, the great wrath of the impetuous One avoid us. Turn, Bounteous God, thy strong bow from our princes, and be thou gracious to our seed and offspring. 15 O tawny Bull, thus showing forth thy nature, as neither to be wroth, O God, nor slay us. Here, Rudra, listen to our invocation. Loud may we speak, with heroes, in assembly."
"HYMN XV. Agni: 6 Worship ye Agni, Agni, with your log of wood; praise your beloved, your beloved guest with songs. Invite ye the Immortal hither with your hymns. A God among the Gods, he loveth what is choice, loveth our service, God mid Gods. 7 Agni inflamed with fuel in my song I sing, pure, Cleanser, steadlast, set in tront at sacrifice. Wise Jātavedas we implore with prayers for bliss the Priest, the holy Singer, bounteous, void of guile. 8 Men, Agni, in each age have made thee, Deathiess One, their envoy, offering-bearer, guard adorable. With reverence Gods and mortals have established thee, the ever-watchful, omnipresent Household Lord. 9 Thou, Agni, ordering the works and ways of both, as envoy of the Gods traversest both the worlds. When we lay claim to thy regard and gracious fare, be thou to us a thriceprotecting friendly guard. 10 Him fair of face, rapid, and fair to look on, him very wise may we who know not follow. Let him who knows all rules invite for worship, Agru announce our offering to the Immortals. 11 Him, Agni, thou deliverest and savest who brings him prayer to thee the Wise, O Hero, The end of sacrifice or its inception; yea, thou endowest him with power and riches."
"HYMN II. Agni: 9 E’en things imperishable, thou, O Agni, like a gazing ox, Eatest, when hosts, Eternal One! of thee the Mighty rend the woods. 10 Agni, thou enterest as Priest the home of men who sacrifice. Lord of the people, prosper them. Accept the offering, Aṅgiras!"
"HYMN X. Agni: 1. INSTALL at sacrifice, while the rite advances, your pleasant, heavenly Agni, meet for praises. With hymns-for he illumines us-install him. He, Jātavedas, makes our rites successful. 2 Hear this laud, Radiant Priest of many aspects, O Agni with the fires of man enkindled, Laud which bards send forth pure as sacred butter, strength to this man, as ’twere for self-advantage. 3 Mid mortal men that singer thrives in glory who offers gifts with hymns of praise to Agni, And the God, wondrous bright, with wondrous succours helps him to win a stable filled with cattle. 4 He, at his birth, whose path is black behind him, filled heaven and earth with far-apparent splendour: And he himself hath been. through night's thick darkness, made manifest by light, the Purifier. 5 With thy most mighty aid, confer, O Agni, wonderful wealth on us and on our princes, Who stand preeminent, surpassing others in liberal gifts, in fame, and hero virtues. 6 Agni, accept this sacrifice with gladness, which, seated here, the worshipper presenteth. Fair hymns hadst thou among the Bharadvājas, and holpest them to gain abundant vigour. 7 Scatter our foes, increase our store. May we he glad a hundred winters with brave sons."
"HYMN XLIII. Rudra: 1 WHAT shall we sing to Rudra, strong, most bounteous, excellently wise, That shall be dearest to his heart? 2 That Aditi may grant the grace of Rudra to our folk, our kine, Our cattle and our progeny; 3 That Mitra and that Varuṇa, that Rudra may remember us, Yea, all the Gods with one accord. 4 To Rudra Lord of sacrifice, of hymns and balmy medicines, We pray for joy and health and strength. 5 He shines in splendour like the Sun, refulgent as bright gold is he, The good, the best among the Gods. 6 May he grant health into our steeds, wellbeing to our rams and ewes, To men, to women, and to kine. 7 O Soma, set thou upon us the glory of a hundred men, The great renown of mighty chiefs. 8 Let not malignities, nor those who trouble Soma, hinder us. Indu, give us a share of strength. 9 Soma! head, central point, love these; Soma! know these as serving thee, Children of thee Immortal, at the highest place of holy law."
"HYMN II. Agni: 9 Agni shines far and wide with lofty splendour, and by his greatness makes all things apparent. He conquers godless and malign enchantments, and sharpens both his horns to gore the Rakṣas. 10 Loud in the heaven above be Agni's roarings with keen-edged weapons to destroy the demons. Forth burst his splendours in the Soma's rapture. The godless bands press round but cannot stay him."
"11 As a skilled craftsman makes a car, a singer I, Mighty One! this hymn for thee have fashioned. If thou, O Agni, God, accept it gladly, may we obtain thereby the heavenly Waters. 12 May he, the strong-necked Steer, waxing in vigour, gather the foeman's wealth with none to check him. Thus to this Agni have the Immortals spoken. To man who spreads the grass may he grant shelter, grant shelter to the man who brings oblation."
"HYMN VI. Agni.1: I VALUE Agni that good Lord, the home to which the kine return: Whom fleet-foot coursers seek as home, and strong enduring steeds as home. Bring food to those who sing thy praise. 2 ’Tis Agni whom we laud as good, to whom the milch-kine come in herds, To whom the chargers swift of foot, to whom our well-born princes come. Bring food to those who sing thy praise. 3 Agni the God of all mankind, gives, verily, a steed to man. Agni gives precious gear for wealth, treasure he gives when he is pleased. Bring food to those who sing thy praise. 4 God, Agni, we will kindle thee, rich in thy splendour, fading not, So that this glorious fuel may send forth by day its light for thee."
"Bring food to those who sing thy praise. 5 To thee the splendid, Lord of flame, bright, wondrous, Prince of men, is brought. Oblation with the holy verse, O Agni, bearer of our gifts. Bring food to those who sing thy praise. 6 These Agnis in the seats of the fire nourish each thing most excellent. They give delight, they spread abroad, they move themselves continually. Bring food to those who sing thy praise. 7 Agni, these brilliant flames of thine wax like strong chargers mightily, Who with the treadings of their hoofs go swiftly to the stalls of kine. Bring food to those who sing thy praise. 8 To us who laud thee, Agni, bring fresh food and safe and happy homes. May we who have sung hymns to thee have thee for envoy in each house. Bring food to those who sing thy praise. 9 Thou, brilliant God, within thy mouth warmest both ladles of the oil. So fill us also, in our hymns, abundantly, O Lord of Strength. Bring food to those who sing thy praise. 10 Thus Agni have we duly served with sacrifices and with hymns. So may he give us what we crave, store of brave sons and fleet-foot steeds. Bring food to those who sing thy praise."
HYMN III. Agni. 1. ASSOCIATE with fires, make your God Agni envoy at sacrifice, best skilled in worship, Established firm among mankind, the Holy, flame-crowned and fed with oil, the Purifier. 2 Like a steed neighing eager for the pasture, when he hath stepped forth from the great enclosure: Then the wind following blows upon his splendour, and, straight, the path is black which thou hast travelled. 3 From thee a Bull but newly born, O Agni, the kindled everlasting flames rise upward. Aloft to heaven thy ruddy smoke ascendeth: Agni, thou speedest to the Gods as envoy. 4 Thou whose fresh lustre o’er the earth advanceth when greedily with thy jaws thy food thou eatest. Like a host hurried onward comes thy lasso: fierce, with thy tongue thou piercest, as ’twere barley. 5 The men have decked him both at eve and morning, Most Youthful Agni, as they tend a courser. They kindle him, a guest within his dwelling: bright shines the splendour of the worshipped Hero."
"6 O fair of face, beautiful is thine aspect when, very near at hand, like gold thou gleamest, Like Heaven's thundering roar thy might approaches, and like the wondrous Sun thy light thou showest. 7 That we may worship, with your Hail to Agni! with sacrificial cakes and fat oblations, Guard us, O Agni, with those boundless glories as with a hundred fortresses of iron. 8 Thine are resistless songs for him who offers, and hero-giving hymns wherewith thou savest; With these, O Son of Strength, O Jātavedas, guard us, preserve these princes and the singers. 9 When forth he cometh, like an axe new-sharpened, pure in his form, resplendent in his body, Sprung, sought with eager longing, from his Parents, for the Gods’ worship, Sage and Purifier: 10 Shine this felicity on us, O Agni: may we attain to perfect understanding. All happiness be theirs who sing and praise thee. Ye Gods, preserve us evermore with blessings."
This describes the God of fire's flames rising up to the heavens......
Now, let's compare the God of fire's description in the Bible.
Psalms 64:7 "But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded." Now people may say that there should be no images made of the God of Israel as He commanded, and yes I can agree with that, but as far as the description goes leading back to carrying a sword and with flames encompassing Him all around, is just obvious who He is apparently.
(It's also ironic that would people state this, and yet, Jesus has so many images put up in Churches....)
Deuteronomy 4:5,16 “Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves, for ye saw no similitude on the day that the Lord spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire; Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female.”
So, despite Agni telling the Israelites to not make a image of Him but only heard His voice, they still yet made a graven image of him. In Japan, He is Kojin or the kitchen/fire god, because He oversees the fire sacrifices done by the children of Israel when they do offerings to the fire. Now there is a restaurant named after this deity of course, which is ironic because the Children of Israel would “cook” to the God of fire; meaning He eats their sacrifices and drinks wine. This will connect to "The real Aryans" series.
Deuteronomy 32:38 “And he shall say, where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted, which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection. See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live forever. If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me. I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.”
Seems like the God of fire eats and drinks like everybody else.
Habakkuk 3:5,11 "Before Him went the pestilence and burning coals went forth at His feet. The sun and moon stood still in therin habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear."
Now I’m going to establish the descriptions of the God of fire in the bible and give evidence of his power as mentioned. In Exodus 19 tells of when God took the Israelites out of Egypt to mount Sinai and told Moses that He will come and meet the congregation.
In verse 18 “And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly”.
Exodus 20:5,6 tells of God being a “jealous God” and visiting the iniquity of those that hate Him and shewing mercy unto thousands that love Him and do His commandments. Same chapter verse 18,19 “And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings and the noise of trumpets, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. And they said unto Moses. Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die” verse 20 “…. Fear not for God is come to prove you, and that His fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.”
Exodus 24:17 “And the sight of the glory of the Lord was like devouring fire on top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.”And at times Agni wanted to destroy the Children of Israel as stated here in Exodus 32:9-11 “And the Lord said unto Moses, I have seen this people and behold it is a stiff-necked people. Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation. And Moses besought the Lord his God, and said Lord, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?”
It seems if it wasn’t for Moses intervening, then the Israelites would have been consumed by His fire.
So, from the verses it shows that the God of fire is a jealous God and gets wrathful if the laws are not followed.
Deuteronomy 4:24 “For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.” Verse 36 “Out of heaven He made thee to hear His voice, that He might instruct thee: and upon earth He shewed thee His great fire; thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.”
Verse 12 “And the Lord spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude, only ye heard the voice.” Verse 33 “Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and lived?”
Deuteronomy 3:15 “Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the Lord spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire…”
Deuteronomy 9:3 “Understand therefore this day, that the Lord thy God is He which goeth before thee as a consuming fire; He shall destroy them and He shall bring them down before thy face….” Chapter 28:59 “Then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful, and plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sickness, and of long continuance.” Another reference to the connections of Rudra for the one who brings the plagues.
Deuteronomy 32:22-24 “For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains. I will heap mischief upon them: I will spend mine arrows upon them. They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beast upon them with the poison of serpents of the dust.”
These verses detail that He holds a glittering sword, drinks wine, eats the fat of the sacrifice, has arrows and slays those that hate Him. It even implies the Lord exacting vengeance against His enemies and lifts His hand to heaven and says “I live forever.”
Psalms 18:8 “There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.”
Psalms 21:12 “Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy string against the face of them.”
Psalms 33:18 states “Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy.” Does this mean the eye of Rudra? And Rudra has arrows as it clearly shows in the bible.
Psalms 35:3 “Draw out the spear and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul I am thy salvation”
Psalms 37:20 “But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume into smoke they shall consume away.” Psalms 50:3 “Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before Him and it shall be very tempestuous round about Him.”
Psalms 59:13 “Consume them in wrath, consume them, that may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah”
Psalms 64:7 “But God shall shoot them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.” Again, another reference to God having arrows.
Psalms 68:2,21 “As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melted before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. But God shall wound the head of His enemies, and the hairy scalp of such as one goeth in his trespasses.” By the way, that last verse is a scalping reference.
Psalms 97:3-5,9 “A fire goeth before Him, and burneth up His enemies around about. His lightnings enlightened the world; the earth saw, and trembled. The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the whole earth. For thou, Lord, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.”
Now these are just some of the examples of the various descriptive powers of Agni. In Psalms, it is mentioned that there are other gods, and in the Rig Vedas, Rudra is the God of gods. It’s like Psalms and the Rig Vedas are the same thing.
Isaiah 29:6 “Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of hosts with thunder. And with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.” Chapter 30:27,30 “Behold, the name of the Lord cometh from afar, burning with His anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: His lips are full of indignation, and His tongue as a devouring fire. And the Lord shall cause His glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of His arm, with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest and hailstones.”
Isaiah 34:6 “The sword of the Lord is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and rams: for the Lord hath a sacrifice in Boz’ rah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.”
Isaiah 64:1,2 “Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, as when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence.”
Isaiah 66:15 “For, behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with His chariots like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury, and His rebukes with fire.”
Now, based from this Chapter I will detail the true origin of the story of Michael the Archangel battling the Red Dragon story. This will connect to the legendary battle between the Garuda and the Naga race......