Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hercules-Balarama and the Institution of Kingship in Ancient Egypt


Note: This article has been published on the Graham Hancock website.

Background

In the previous article, I discussed about the worlwide exploits of the legendary hero Hercules in Egypt, Babylon and other parts of the world. The statements of the Greek writers, as well as a large number of the symbolic correlations, indicate that Hercules was Balarama, the elder brother of Krishna. As per the ancient sources, Hercules-Balarama, on his arrival in Egypt, had stopped a flood on the Nile, deposed of a tyrant king called Busiris, and established his own son Ramesses (also known as Aegyptus) on the throne of Egypt, thereby kickstarting in new phase in Egyptian history which corresponds to the Naqada I Period (c. 4000 BC-3500 BC) of Predynastic Egypt.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Worldwide Exploits of the Legendary Hero Hercules-Balarama

Note: This article has been published on the Graham Hancock website. 

Background 

This article is a continuation of a couple of previous articles that I have written on the topic of Hercules and Balarama, and their Egyptian counterpart Khonsu. Here, I will explore the various legends and folklores that talk of the heroic Hercules-Balarama who roamed the world and played a significant role in the founding of important cities and in establishing the institutions of monarchy and priesthood.