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Jesus & Aeneas Parallals - A Christian Response
Someone wrote me saying that they were told that, in Virgil's pre-Christian text "Aeneid", the hero, Aeneas, was born of a virgin, was the son of God, and was called "savior" and "king of kings". Aeneas was a mythical Trojan warrior who appeared in Homer's "Iliad" (among other texts), but was the central character in Virgil's "Aeneid", which was written between 29 and 19 B.C. I've seached an English translation of the text (first link below) for the words "savior", "son of God", and "king of kings", and none of those phrases appear anywhere in the text. The word "virgin" does appear six times, but never in reference to Aeneas' mother or his birth. Aeneas was, per mythology, the child of the goddess Aphrodite (aka Venus) and a human prince named Anchises. The mythology is specific about the fact that they had sex, since Anchises is afraid that the gods would destroy him for having slept with a goddess (and in some versions, Zeus does kill him with a thunderbolt).
The Aeneid by Virgil (1st century B.C.)
Encyclopedia Mythica - Aeneas
Greek Mythology Link - Aeneas
Greek Myth Index - Aeneas
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