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Jesus & Ixion Parallels - A Christian Response
Mythicists call Ixion a Roman god. Actually, he's Greek and doesn't seem to appear in Roman mythology at all. He was the son of Phlegyas, and (according to the Greeks) the first human to shed the blood of a kindred. He killed his father-in-law, Deionyus, and was thus exiled. So far, his story resembles Cain's more closely than Jesus', though Cain's story likely preceded Ixion's. Zeus took pity on him and invited him to Olympus, where Ixion tried to seduce Zeus' wife Hera. Zeus tricked Ixion by making a cloud which appeared to be Hera. Ixion slept with the cloud and the cloud gave birth to the first Centaur. Zeus punished Ixion by strapping him to a winged (or burning) wheel. As you can see, there's not much in the way of parallels to Jesus.
Encyclopedia Mythica: Ixion
Greek Mythology Link: Ixion
Encyclopedia Of Greek Mythology: Ixion
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