Symbolism of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh
In The Goddess Aped, I explore the concept of Jesus being born a twin. Consider if he were one of two boys born during the time of Herod killing all male children. Myrrh could be used to hide a child within a box to pretend they were dead. The frankincense perhaps to disguise a male child as a female. And the gold to pay off officials. There are several different ideas put forward.
What if the other child was a female? This could be the daughter Judith, raised as Judah or Jude. Or maybe a daughter raised by Mary’s sister?
With the werewolf, the practice of “one in, one out” could be at play as well. This could be why Joseph eventually disappears. What the werewolf do not realize is that this was a ploy by humans and not a practice that had to happen. In fact, it hurts them because their knowledge dies with the older or exiled generations.
Interestingly, there are two other males put forward as the possible biological/spiritual fathers of Jesus and the theories are extremely intriguing.
First is Panthera. This is of particular note because werewolves were also said to be of the Panther. Now we know that the panther/tiger/lion is a different creature but that does not stop the literature of our kinds from the early references being of a panther or bear.
Another theory is, of course, that he is the son of El Shaddai. We have all most likely heard of this theory but it is the use of certain words to describe God that give it an interesting twist. It has been accepted that this is the name of God, but were all interpretations of “shaddai” consistent?
However, the “Shaddim” are known to be demons. Wouldn’t the “Shaddim” be of “Shaddai?”
This also related to the “Bull of Heaven” story.
So could the gifts have actually been offerings to a god in lieu of a child? There are some who believe they were to heal an ailment of some kind.