Finding a Lost God

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About the Nature of the Stars, Chapter 17;
Against Ortotha, Chapters 5, 11-13, 27;
The Apostle in India, Chapter 57;
Banned and Proscribed Cults, Book 12, Chapter 1-6;
The Bleeding-Sky Sutra, Adhyāya 1, Pāda 7;
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Travels in Persia and India, Chapter 8, Sections 3-4
The Bleeding-Sky Sutra, Adhyāya 1, Pāda 7;
On the Eastern Martyrs, Chapter 13
Letters of Haemarch Theophanos Onteios, 22

Travels in Persia and India

Demetrius Macellus, c. 230 AD

tags: ethnography non-canonical hellenic ortothan koine-greek

3 The Hortothai of Bactria, called by their neighbors Haematastroi1, are a race of short and stocky men, dark-skinned like Africans; they speak both Greek, which they learned from the Empire of the Seleucids, and a language of their own, which they say was taught to them by the gods. 2 Their greatest city is Myranopolis, and the rulers of every one of their cities look to its queen for guidance in times of strife. They hold curious beliefs about the gods and their worship, which I will now describe. 3 They revere seven of the Olympians, who they call the Koroteusai; but they claim that all but three of the gods are dead, slain long before the current age by the Titans' attempts to escape Tartatus and enter once more the mortal world. 4 Like us, they revere Zeus as king of the gods, who, they claim, sacrificed himself in the first Titanomachy, sending the whole host of Titans back to their home in the Pit. 5 Ares, they call Uronos, and Hephaestus, Eobos; in their legends, the brothers killed each other in a duel many years ago, and the ferocity of that duel, the Hortothai claim, covered the surface of Ares' star2 with blood and fire, which is why it appears red to our eyes. 6 Athena, who they call Rhakmos, they name the queen of the still-living gods; it is for this reason that the Hortothai choose queens to lead them, unless there is a man of incredible virtue in their nation3.

4 Neseres is their name for Apollo, and he is called also Amnemonos, the Forgotten One, because his death came at the hands of his worshippers, who forgot his name for a time and starved him of sacrifices. 2 They also worship Hermes under the name Ioronos, who they credit with the invention of the wondrous arts4 and of their own language, although not other mortal languages. 3 Artemis, they call Myran,5 [ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ ] [she brought?] the destruction [of?] [ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ ] [they say?] she [still?] lives [ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ ] [or?] so they claim. 4 They also revere Hades and Persephone, as Bernyx and Kornyx, although they do not give them equal status with the Olympians. 5 They believe that the gods are always locked in combat with the Titans, called in their language the Boruteutoi, who were imprisoned in Tartarus upon the creation of this world and are always trying to break free; 6 sacrifices of blood, given freely by the worshipers in the manner of the Galli and Bellonari6, are said to replenish the gods' own blood, which they lose in their endless war.

The Bleeding-Sky Sutra

Sri Swami Gahaninath, c. 370 AD

tags: theology non-canonical ortothan sanskrit

Seventh Pāda7

1. Amyranal[usan is the Seventh Sacred One]

2. [Their weapons are] seven <dha->8 [which they hold in their seven arms]

3. [Their colour is the colour] beyond [colour]9

4. [And with this colour are their shrines and altars to be painted]

5. [The day of their worship is Amyranavāsara, which is called also Śanivāsara10]

Lives of the Eastern Martyrs

Pseudo-Nestorius of Baghdad, c 550 AD

tags: hagiography apocryphal christian nestorian syriac-aramaic


Letters of Onteios

Haemarch Theophanos Onteios, c. 580 AD

tags: theology philosophy correspondence non-canonical ortothan koine-greek

Letter 22

To Gaius Aemilianus Lemmius, Haemophant of Neapolis,

Theophanos Onteios, Haemophant of Constantinople, greets you with a heart full of sorrow. We have lost one of the Koru-Teusa. Myran-leusan is no more.

I know not whether their death was caused by the eternal struggle with the Voruteut or by some battle one of the greater or lesser gods of the cosmos. I do not, for that matter, even know that they were killed; like forgotten Nesren-leusan, they simply disappeared. But

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