According to the book ‘Peaks Commentary of the Bible’, in ancient Aramaic the constellation of Orion was known as ‘Nephîlā′, which translates to the word ‘Nephilim’. And the Bible implies that Nimrod was the first Nephilim: Genesis 10:8 (ESV): “Cush fathered Nimrod; he was the first on earth to be a mighty man.” The Hebrew word for ‘mighty men’ is ‘gibbowr’, meaning ‘giant’ (see Strong’s Hebrew number1368) Genesis 6:4 also uses the same Hebrew word/phrase ‘mighty men’ when describing who the Nephilim were. This is yet another link between the Orion/Hand constellation, Nimrod, and the Nephilim (Giants).
The Heavens Mirrored on the Earth
If the Hand Geoglyph is a reflection of the Hand constellation, then were the other geoglyphs also a reflection of other constellations? I found that there are other constellations sharing the same symbolism as these geoglyphs. These included Torus the Bull, Aries the Ram, and Auriga the goat herder and shepherd. When I took screen-shots from a star-map using the computer program ‘Stellarium’, and overlayed the Google Earth images with it, to my amazement I found that there was a correlation not only in symbolism, but also in arrangement. When I overlapped the constellation of Orion/the Hand over the the Hand Geoglyph I discovered that the constellation of Torus also overlapped the Bull geoglyph, the constellation of Aries overlapped the Ram/Pan geoglyph, and the constellation of Auriga also overlapped the Pan/Ram geoglyph.
I had been deliberating as to whether I should have chosen between graphically presenting the Ram/Pan geoglyph as either a ram or Pan. So it was great to discover that both Aries and Auriga overlapped this one mountain section.
Stars of the constellation of Auriga were originally represented as a cattle herders crook or scimitar. It was the Mesopotamians who recorded this, giving it the name ‘GAM'. (This is another link to Pan, as the crook represented a goat herder or shepherd. The ancient lands of Mesopotamia began at the other side of this mountain range (Mount Hermon), and stretched across the rest of Syria, throughout Iran, as far north as southern Turkey, and into west Iraq. At the time of this writing, ISIL/ISIS are carrying out mass genocide against the Christian population in this same region. It is claimed that one of their main goals is to attack Israel, which – given the strategic advantage that the Golan Heights provides – would most likely take place from this tiny geographical area which sits sandwiched between Syria and Lebanon. I am not saying that the leader of ISIL is the final Anti-Christ, but there certainly is a pattern of behaviour that fits Anti-Christ ‘types’ from times past. ISIL may just be a precursor of even worse things to come.
The ‘Orion Correlation Theory’ was originally hypothesized by Robert Bauval in 1983. He made the link between the arrangement of stars that make up Orion’s belt (as they appeared in 10,000 BC), and the arrangement of the Pyramids of Giza complex. He backs up his hypothesis with the fact that Osiris was also represented by the constellation of Orion. At the Golan Heights geoglyphs we have a similar thing occurring. But instead of just the belt of Orion, we have the correlation of four constellations. The location is also very significant with regards to The Grotto of Pan and Nimrods Fortress.
At the tip of the fingers of the Hand Geoglyph is the location of a cave known as ‘Pans Grotto’ or Banias Temple. It is believed that before an earthquake in 1033AD, the cave was much deeper than it is today. This location is also known as ‘The Gates of Hades’. In front of the cave lies the remains of Pan’s Temple built by the Romans in 16 BC. This was the first of a series of other temples that were then built alongside it. Nahal Hermon Spring flows from the back of the cave floor of Pans Grotto, and forms a meandering stream at the finger tips of the Hand Geolgyph. From the satellite photo’s the stream looks likes a bolt of lightning coming out of ‘the hand of God’. This location is in an area known in the Bible as Caesarea, and is also widely believed to be the location where Yeshua (Jesus) stood and claimed these words in Matthew 16:18:
“You are Peter, an upon this rock I will build my church; and the Gates of Hades shall not prevail against it”.
When learning about the occult ritualistic history of this site, it is easy to understand why Yeshua chose the words, “gates of Hades” in reference to it.
‘Grotto’ means ‘crypt’ in Greek.
We know that the Romans used Pans Grotto and the shrines they made to worship the god of Pan. They even named this area ‘Baneas or Paneas, refering to their god Pan’. Possibly being the origin of modern day Freemasonry and other Mystery religions, the Roman Army had their Mystery religion known as the Mithraic Mysteries, where they would worship the Pursian god Mithras. This is said to have been practiced between 1st and 4th Century AD. They worshiped Mithras in caves or grotto’s which would always feature an arched roof, and have flowing water within the cave or grotto. This is exactly what we find at Pans Grotto. Within these cave temples known as Mithraeum’s, they would have stone relief carvings on the walls. They would feature Mithras being born from a rock, slaughtering a bull.
In relation to the Hand geoglyph, we can certainly say that being ‘born from a rock’ makes a lot of sense. And in the reliefs, Mithras holds a sword in one hand, piercing a bull to sacrificed it, while restraining the bull by the mouth and nose with his other hand. Amazingly, if we look at the position and relationship between the Hand and Bull Geoglyphs, we see that the Hand Geoglyph comes alongside the mouth and nose of the Bull Geoglyph as if reaching out to grab it. And when we look at the constellation of Orion – depending on the artistic interpretation – we find a weapon in one of his hands and a sacrificed animal in the other. So, is there anything to suggest that Mithras is represented by Orion? In 1997 the military history researcher Michael Speildel wrote a 56 page paper called “Mithras-Orion: Greek Hero and Roman Army God”, putting forward the hypothesis that this is the case.
This relief image (above, right) was their main motif, but were they aware that the actual location of their ceremonies depicted the the same thing? I do not know. But what I do hypothesis is that these mystery religions were and still are guided by fallen angels and spirits (the disembodied spirits of the Nephilim, Raphaim and other giant tribe members). These entities are not bound by gravity to live on the ground like we are. When Paul was writing to the church in Ephesus, he penned these words in Ephesians 2 :1- 2:
“And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience”.
Human sacrifice took place here in the 3rd Century BC. According to the history records, this is the earliest date on record for the Grotto being used as a religious site.
In Matthew 22:44 Jesus quoted Psalm 110 when he said:
“‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet”’
The English word most commonly used to translate the Greek word ‘ek‘, is ‘at’. This is a preposition that can also mean ‘on‘, ‘from’, ‘out’, ‘after’, ‘among‘, ‘by’, ‘of’, ‘off’, ‘out’, ‘among’, ‘since’, ‘through’, ‘with’ or over. So, this verse could also be interpreted as, ”Sit on my right hand”. Satan is well known for twisting the Scriptures in order to use them against us.
I certainly believe that Yeshua did deliberately choose this location for this message to His Church. And that although this region has had a vast history of spiritual darkness, with more to come, I know that this landscape will one day be ruled by Yeshua when He returns for 1000 years of restoration:
20Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. 2 And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, 3 and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.
4 Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.