The picture above shows the original “chair of Peter”, of which all Catholics should be familiar with. The following information can be gleaned from the Catholic Encyclopedia:
“…The latter wood has inlaid in it a rich ornamentation of ivory. For the adornment of the front of the seat eighteen small panels of ivory have been used, on which the labours of Hercules, also fabulous animals, have been engraved; in like manner it was common at this period to ornament the covers of books and reliquaries with ivory panels or carved stones representing mythological scenes.”
Aside from the fact that this is supposed to be the chair St. Peter sat on, yet has pagan scenes on it of Hercules, what else can we learn about the “labours of Hercules” mentioned above?
[from Wikipedia article on the Labours of Hercules]: “…are a series of episodes concerning a penance carried out by Heracles, the greatest of the Greek heroes, whose name was later romanised asHercules. The episodes were later connected by a continuous narrative. The establishment of a fixed cycle of twelve labours was attributed by the Greeks to an epic poem, now lost, written by Peisander, dated about 600 BC…”
Suffice it to say, this was a Greek hero, and nothing to do with Christianity. But who exactly was Hercules? Was he modeled after a more ancient figure? As all of my posts on Nimrod state, there is no god or goddess that cannot be traced back to Nimrod or his prostitute consort, Semiramis. They were the beginning of rebellion, idolatry, and sexual sin that spread from Babylon to the four corners of the Earth, after the dispersion when God confounded Nimrod. As the peoples left Babylon they took with them the memories of Nimrod and Semiramis (for example, they would not have disowned Nimrod, they just couldn’t stay, God exiled them), and because their languages were now different, the names of Nimrod and Semiramis would change as they deified them over the coming centuries. As an example, Javan, a son of Japhet (One of the three sons of Noah), was associated with the Ionians, or Greeks. The memories of Babel among the heathen descendants who worshiped idolatry would translate Nimrod into Hercules.
Hercules is based upon the much older Babylonian demigod Gilgamesh, as found in Myths of Babylonia and Assyria (1918) “…Gilgamesh, the Babylonian Hercules, who links with Etana, Nimrod, and Sandan, is associated with the eagle, which in India, as has been shown, was identified with the gods of fertility, fire, and death.”
And who was Gilgamesh based upon? From the same work we find that “…Gilgamesh, the Babylonian Hercules, who links with …Nimrod”
Additionally, from the Jewish encyclopedia’s article on Nimrod, we note that: “Two prominent theories are now held in regard to Nimrod’s identity: one, adopted by G. Smith and Jeremias, is that Nimrod is to be identified with the Babylonian hero Izdubar or Gishdubar (Gilgamesh);[my note: Gilgamesh and Izdubar are the same]
the second, that of Sayce,Pinches, and others, identifies Nimrod with Marduk, the Babylonian Mercury. The former identification is based on the fact that Izdubar is represented in the Babylonian epos as a mighty hunter, always accompanied by four dogs, and as the founder of the first great kingdom in Asia. Moreover, instead of “Izdubar”—the correct reading of which had not yet been determined—Jeremias saw the possibility of reading “Namra Udu” (shining light), a reading which would have made the identification with Nimrod almost certain. Those who identify Nimrod with Marduk, however, object that the name of Izdubar must be read, as is now generally conceded, “Gilgamesh,” and that the signs which constitute the name of Marduk, who also is represented as a hunter, are read phonetically “Amar Ud”; and ideographically they may be read “Namr Ud”—in Hebrew “Nimrod.” The difficulty of reconciling the Biblical Nimrod, the son of Cush, with Marduk, the son of Ea, may be overcome by interpreting the Biblical words as meaning that Nimrod was a descendant of Cush.”
Finally, from the book “Moses in the Qur’an and Islamic Exegesis” we read confirmation that “…Some of the stories associated with Gilgamesh and Alexander are related to Nimrod in Muslim exegesis on the Abraham story, especially in relation to Q 2:260…”
So, I ask once again, what are plates that are of a mythological god, in reality Nimrod, doing on a “religious” relic in the Vatican that represents the seat of power? It is the source of the mystery religion, Nimrod and Semiramis, that the Catholic church truly worships and has nothing to do with Peter. (Note that the plates of Hercules came much later than the original chair, after the Babylonian mystery religion had infected the church).
I will show in later postings of Nimrod just how deep this goes…this is why the Book of Revelation seems to indicate the Vatican will be destroyed (“The city on the seven hills”), as noted in Matthew Henrys Concise commentary of Revelation 17:
“…This beast was seven heads, seven mountains, the seven hills on which Rome stands;…
From the same reference page, John Gill’s exposition:
“As the woman is a city, Revelation 17:18 these seven mountains, on which she sits, must be so many mountains on which the city is built; and what city can this be but Rome, which is so famous for being built on seven hills? This is taken notice of by Virgil (m), Horace (n), Ovid (o), Claudian (p), Starius (q), Martial (r), and others; and indeed there is scarce a poet that speaks of Rome but observes it: hence it has been sometimes called, by writers, the seven hilled city, and sometimes Septiceps, the seven headed city, which comes near to the language here: the names of the seven mountains were these, Capitolinus, Palatinus, Aventinus, Esquilinus, Coelius, Viminalis, and Quirinalis; the four first of these were taken in by Romulus, the first founder of it, and the three last by Servius Tullius, when he enlarged it; and upon the addition of the seventh mountain there was a feast kept, called Septimontium; and which was kept in seven places in the city (s); and was annually observed; and in this situation it was in John’s time; for Pliny (t), who was contemporary with him, expressly says, that in his time it took in seven mountains; and that this refers to a city in John’s time, then reigning over the kings of the earth, is certain from Revelation 17:18. Now there was no imperial city, so built in his time, but Rome: for though Constantinople is built on seven hills, yet this was not in being in John’s time, but was built by Constantine many years after, in imitation of Rome; and though the situation is much altered now, being in Campus Martius, it being greatly reduced, and in a less compass, yet this hinders not but that it is the same city here designed: and this confirms that the beast before spoken of, on whom the woman sat, is the Roman empire, since she is here said to sit on the seven mountains, on which Rome, the metropolis of that empire, was built; and this shows the pope of Rome to be antichrist, the great whore, Babylon, the mother of harlots, since no other has his seat at Rome but he. ”
The whore of Babylon worships Nimrod, the first antichrist…