Appropriation of Satanism and lawsuits

Appropriation of Satanism and lawsuits

There has been a lot of bitching and complaining by various so-called Satanists as of late in regards to the appropriation and “misuse” of Satan/Satanism in the media as of late.
The biggest complaint that I have seen is from the Satanic temple a group of performance artist liberal arts “activists” complaining about how a Tv show stole the image of their particular rendering of Baphomet on a tv show featured on netflix.
But is the Baphomet even a traditional Satanic symbol?

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Levi himself described the meaning of the symbol thusly in “Dogme et Rituel:”

“The goat on the frontispiece carries the sign of the pentagram on the forehead, with one point at the top, a symbol of light, his two hands forming the sign of hermetism, the one pointing up to the white moon of Chesed, the other pointing down to the black one of Geburah. This sign expresses the perfect harmony of mercy with justice. His one arm is female, the other male like the ones of the androgyn of Khunrath, the attributes of which we had to unite with those of our goat because he is one and the same symbol. The flame of intelligence shining between his horns is the magic light of the universal balance, the image of the soul elevated above matter, as the flame, whilst being tied to matter, shines above it. The beast’s head expresses the horror of the sinner, whose materially acting, solely responsible part has to bear the punishment exclusively; because the soul is insensitive according to its nature and can only suffer when it materializes. The rod standing instead of genitals symbolizes eternal life, the body covered with scales the water, the semi-circle above it the atmosphere, the feathers following above the volatile. Humanity is represented by the two breasts and the androgyn arms of this sphinx of the occult sciences.”

Originally this symbol had very little to nothing in connection with actual Satanism.
It only became popular among Satanists when Anton Lavey appropriated the symbol for the church of Satan.
The Satanic temple has even rendered their own version appropriating it from occultists and from “modern satanists”  to fit their own agenda and narrative.
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Lucien Greaves leader and spokesperson of the Satanic Temple Wishes to sue netflix and the creators of “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” claiming they stole design for a demonic statue of the occult deity Baphomet, the group’s spokesperson Lucien Greaves wrote on Twitter.

Greaves further goes on with a conspiracy theory that netflix is somehow promoting a satanic panic with the way the show portrays satanists/satan.
In my opinion The Satanic temples version of the Baphomet triggers the narrative of Satanic conspiracy theorists in regards to child sex trafficking and pedophilia through their appropriation and rendering of the Baphomet adding children  to the image almost confirms this theory and propaganda.

The Satanic Temple does have a legitimate legal complaint when it comes to their copyright and trademark of their image of Baphomet since it is unique and exclusive.
However you must question the real reason why the group would be so defensive of a religion and “deity” that they do not represent or recognize.
Money talks and seems to be the motivation behind this complaint.

Recently The Tv series American Horror story fictionalized Anton lavey from the church of  Satan changing him into some sort of Theistic devil worshiper who performed human sacrifices. The show also has shown Satanists to gather in basements sacrificing people for the antichrist.

As an ordained Reverend Of the religion Theistic Satanism I have no concern for such theatrics and fiction the show entertains me and I have no fear that it somehow will cause a “satanic panic”
Let me ask you Brothers and Sisters do you wish Satanism to constantly be portrayed as a fluffy religion such as wicca?

We are Satanists and Satan is the great adversary we are warriors and should not be concerned about how the outside world views us.
This white washing of Satanism by liberal performance artists has somehow given many of you the idea that we are some sort of new age salvation army.
It is that appropriation  of satanism that you should be concerned about because it has actually affected those with in the religion to lose sight of who we are.

Hail Satan/Hail Thy self
Reverend Robert Fraize
Traditional church of satan

Exposing Kaitlin White

Exposing Kaitlin White

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Who is Kaitlin white a.k.a Raven white?
To understand who this person is allow me to give my own testimony of my personal experiences with this so called “occultist”

 

In the summer of 2017 I was approached by Miss White after a falling out of a group I had and was immediately asked to help her with her fb covens.
I had explained to her that I did not play well with others and that I was not going to hold back my views of Theistic Satanism for others to twist into some new age crap.
I was told this would not be a problem so I accepted the offer.

Kaitlin told me that she had two kids that she had not seen in some time and wanted to get back to see them and asked if I had any money to help her travel I sent her some funds. I then got the idea that I could help her earn some money so I put her in charge of membership and donations for the church of leviathan/Traditional church of Satan.
things went ok for a little while but I began getting emails from people asking me where their product was.

Kaitlin did not keep a record like I asked her with receipts and addresses so that I could send orders such as membership certificates books and other things from our church.she finally admitted to me that she was asking people for more money then she was supposed to and was pocketing it on the side she was stealing from people and not even giving us  all of the donations that she received via her paypal.

I tried to be professional about this I fired miss white her actions where very unprofessional and she was scamming Satanists out of their money.
Right after I fired Miss white I was removed from her groups for being “dogmatic” and for attacking the “views” of others and then Kaitlin began to smear me with the following lies.

She claimed the church was a fraud and has no legal standing.
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This is called a certificate of legal existence which can be ordered through the MASSachusetts secretary of state website a government website.
Miss white and (redacted)now claim that this certificate is fake and was made on google? Really this is what they claim.
col Here is a screen shot from the government website for the Secretary of state showing that the church has incorporated as a church corporation.
No it is not a for prophet business it is a chapter 180 Look that up.
Miss white then claims this is not federally recognized obviously they have no understanding how this works.

Miss white and her (redacted) state that you can not run a church from an apartment which that too is a lie all that is needed is a place of worship and an principal office look this stuff up under irs guidelines if you wish.

Miss white has stated to numerous people that I live in my mother’s basement?
I rent an apartment it is under my name and yes My mother lives with me I take care of my mother who has advanced copd I am her main caregiver.
I have no shame in helping my mother I am a caring human being.

Kaitlin white Has two kids of which I found out she just gave up because she claimed she is too mentally ill to be around them.
But instead of getting proper care and taking her medication as prescribed miss white abandon her kids to drift around the country hooking up with various occultists and living off them for free.
Yet she makes fun of me for receiving survivor benefits and taking medication?
I do the right thing I make the right choices and I take care of my responsibilities.
If I did live in my mother’s basement that is a hell of alot better than drifting around and having sex with people for a place to live.

Ever since I fired Miss white she has had an agenda to smear me and attack me at every chance that she gets and I refuse to lay down and let her do it so here I am with my written testimony to archive on the internet forever thus allowing me to move on from her psychotic games.

Update 11.15.18

Kaitlin white is no longer involved with children of the serpent.

Thank you for reading
Rev Fraize

Satanism requires no cult initiation

Satanism requires no cult initiation

By Reverend Dr.Robert Fraize

(Originally published at traditionalchurchofsatan.net on April 4, 2016. Revised 922/18)

I would like to take this time to talk about a subject that has been brought up by some ignorant misinformed individuals.

Some people have failed to realize that Satanism is a religion,spiritual movement,philosophy based on individual freedom.
The whole concept of Satanism is self development and empowerment.
regardless if you recognize a deity or not a although I personally do not recognize aesthetic satanist the Satanists goal is not to imitate or seek the acceptance of others.

I have been questioned by some people as to who initiated me and into what “coven”
This question was asked by ignorant pseudo Satanists.
I do feel the need to answer this question because maybe it will help educate people.
I initiated myself at a very young age.
I had designed a ritual based on what I was feeling and my thoughts during meditation.
I held a private Ceremony between myself and My deity this was a spiritual ceremony and would not had been the same if it involved other people.

Later I was Ordained by A Satanic church in Massachusetts that closed
and obtained a ulc ministers license until 2012 when the Church Of Leviathan became a legally recognized church dedicated to Theistic Satanism at which time the board ordained me and gave me the title (Pope)

I do not believe that a Satanist should ever have to conform to the ideology and standards of another man.
and for this reason I myself do not hold initiation ceremonies to initiate people into any organization that I have ever been apart of and I never will.
I however have written rituals for self baptism for Individuals to perform in solitude.
People can say whatever they like about this to discredit me and that is perfectly fine with me but building a relationship with Satan is not done through some bizarre hazing or sexual ritual to benifit the gratification of another human being.

Reverend.Dr.Robert Fraize
Traditional Church of Satan

Theistic Satanism is a stand alone religion.

Theistic Satanism is a stand alone religion
By
Reverend Robert Fraize.
(The leader of theistic Satanism)

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I have had enough sitting back and watching people in the “satanic community” Mixing what I call bullshit into the religion of Theistic Satanism.
People will argue that Theistic Satanism is not a religion but rather a philosophy or spiritual practice. and while philosophy and individual spiritual practices are apart of Theistic Satanism that does not make it so.

Theistic Satanism is a traditional religion dating back to the days that predate the religions of abraham the Kabbalah the goetia and Ahriman.
and was established around the year  1500 BCE when the Sacred tablets the Enuma elish were written.

It is these tablets that set the foundation of the religion of Theistic Satanism the great cosmic battle between the creator Dragon Tiamat vs the solar deity Marduk.
Theistic Satanism has no historical roots with  the corrupted religions that came afterwards and only Idiots and ignorant worms would believe any different.

You have people claiming to be apart of “Theistic Satanism” making all sorts of uneducated and childish claims that Theistic Satanism is whatever you want it to be.
Those of us who have studied and practiced the religion for decades know that this is not true. Call it dogmatic if you wish BUT the fact is Theistic Satanism has a set system and beliefs separate from other religions which makes it a (STAND ALONE RELIGION) .
As a Reverend of the religion Theistic Satanism it is my Job to educate people with the truth of the religion and not to keep silent on such issues.
No matter how unpopular the truth is or how many people disagree or hate me for it does not matter.

If you are a Theistic Satanists and wish to study and even practice other “religions”
that is your own personal choice.
Your personal choice does not reflect onto the religion (theistic satanism) and should never be taught as a part of the religion (theistic satanism).

The problem is that while it is important to study everything it is not logical to mix and match them because the end result is the equivalent to a bad chemical combination that leads to an explosion in the practitioners face.

I would not be much of a reverend if i was not looking out for people of the religion of which I represent would I.
so I leave you with this.

If you wish to be a Theistic Satanist be a Theistic Satanist study the religion and practice it. beware of people who are mixing  various bullshit in order to sell you some products along with a pretty face.
They may get facebook and video likes but Theistic Satanism is not about popularity nor is it about the approval of others.

The goal of a Theistic Satanist is to gain the true power of the universe through a relationship with the Ancient dragon and anyone who says  differently obviously has not studied very long or has read the disinformation work of e.a Koetting ford AND OTHERS .

Rev Fraize
Traditional church of Satan

The Greek god Saturn aka the cowardly farmer

The Greek god Saturn aka the cowardly farmer
By
Reverend.Dr.Robert Fraize

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Recently I was made aware that there are people practicing “black magic” who recognize the greek god Saturn as their patron deity.
I really never thought of Saturn as a powerful deity that would help or protect a magician because it is really not part of his attributes.
But without going into a rhetorical rant I am going to educate people about who this god really is.
Below are excerpts from an article posted by  Donald wasson and published on the website Ancient Eu click the link for the full article

Saturn (Saturnus) was a Roman god with a similar history to Cronus from Greek mythology. Often depicted in art wielding a scythe he was considered an agricultural god, especially associated with seed-corn. The Saturnalia festival, named after him, was one of the most important and lively events in the Roman calendar and the god also had a major temple dedicated to him in the Roman Forum of Rome.”

Clearly this “god” was a god of Agriculture he was basically a farmer I see nothing “dark” or magical about him maybe if you consider growing corn magical but no I do not see it.

Let’s look at his Greek origins

“GREEK ORIGINS

Greek and Roman mythology are interwoven, and to many, they appear to be one and the same. While the names of the gods and goddesses may be different – Zeus morphed into Jupiter while Hades became Pluto – their diverse roles and positions in society are fairly consistent. From the time the Romans first made contact with the Greeks, their society would never be the same,  becoming Hellenized, albeit reluctantly. The Romans admired all that was Greek. The wealthiest and most powerful families of Rome would even hire Greek tutors for their male children. The Republic’s (and later Roman Empire’s) literature, art, philosophy and foremost, religion would be changed forever. One of the best and earliest examples of this religious transformation would revolve around an outcast – a god driven out of Greece but finding a home on the hills of Rome. His name was Saturn.

Some authors believe Saturn existed in Roman mythology long before the “invasion” of Greek religion and associate him with the Etruscan god Satre; however, whether this is true or not is entirely speculative. As the Greek religion became more Romanized, Saturn or Saturnus, often pictured holding a scythe, became more closely associated with the Greek god Cronus, the lord of the universe and the god who devoured his own children. He was son of Uranus (sky) and Gaea (earth). After Zeus and his brothers (Poseidon and Hades) became victorious over the Titans, Saturn was expelled from the home of the Greek gods, Mt. Olympus. ”

Ok so he ate his own children that’s pretty fucked up and vile but this is where the coward part comes in.
the story of Cronus/Saturn seizes power, castrating , overthrowing  and killing  his father Uranus.  it was  then foretold that one day a Powerful son of Saturn would do the same and overthrow him, thus  Saturn devoured all of his children when they were born to prevent this from occurring.
So to break it down Saturn was so afraid that his bad deceitful deeds would eventually reverse onto him  that he had to kill his own babies.
only a coward with such fear would resort to such cowardly deeds.

In conclusion Saturn is definitely not a powerful deity and not a demon or Devil he is just a cowardly farmer who was a traitor to his own kin.
No true Satanist/demonologist would ever consider appointing Saturn as their patron deity Unless they have been misinformed about who he is by bullshit modern occult authors.
It is a shame to see so many young people fall victim to the edgy authors of today.
so before you decided to dedicate yourself to a deity Please do your historical research do not follow the pen of a fraud.
Hail Satan
Rev Fraize
Traditional church of Satan 

 

Playing both sides of the fence working with angels and demons?

Playing both sides of the fence working with angels and demons?
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This article is not an attack on anyone but the opinions of the author.
Recently there has been a trend among online Satanic/occult community
Practitioners are allegedly working with both “demons” and angels” and although I do not recognize demons and angels as people who follow the religions of abraham I will entertain the idea of their existence for the sake of this article.

Anyone who knows about angels and demons knows that they are polar opposites  representing “good” “evil”
In order to work with an entity you must be loyal to this entity how can you be loyal to an angel while working with a demon and how can you be loyal to a demon while working with an angel?
On top of it all claiming to be a Satanist yet working with angels seems totally absurd.
and lets pretend for a moment that this is going on and that Satanists are doing this.
What do you think is going to happen to the person working both sides of the fence?
We seen this go on among drug dealers working for gangs going back and forth to the crips and the bloods what happens in 98 percent of these situations? that’s right the person ends up DEAD.
Loyalty is most important above all things and when you work and or side with the enemy of another being you are disloyal and a traitor this marks you as an enemy of both sides.

Not only is it dangerous to play both sides but it is stupid you will never atain your deceitful goals and you risk your wellbeing and all those around you do not be stupid and do not attempt to play both sides this has been a p.s.a by your favorit reverend
Reverend Dr Robert Fraize
Traditional church of Satan

Feed the ego don’t kill it.

Feed the ego don’t kill it
By
Reverend Robert Fraize

I wish to open this brief article by stating that this is not an attack on anyone or their personal beliefs do not take offense by what Is written in this article,

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What is the  ego? and what is its function?
I could spew all sorts or occult vomit that various occultists spew but instead Im going to save you from the same old rhetoric and just provide the actual definition.

ego NOUN

  • 1A person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance.

    ‘he needed a boost to his ego’
    1.1Psychoanalysis The part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious and is responsible for reality testing and a sense of personal identity.

    Compare with id and superego
    1.2Philosophy (in metaphysics) a conscious thinking subject.
    Let me ask you after you have read the definition of (Ego)
    what is so bad about it?

    As a Satanist I believe in self-preservation and the evolution of my own life and existence the ego is the main key in this philosophy.
    In fact I would say that the ego is the most important aspect of any left hand path occultist.
    Any serious practitioner knows that the very definition of left hand path is all about internal alchemy and self deification but without the ego you can not even begin the process.

    Is it not the goal of the Satanist to create his or her own reality?
    How can this be done without the ego?
    I understand in other traditions religions and philosophies that they believe killing the ego frees them from this world.
    and if that is what they believe that’s fine .

    I believe that as long as you are in this physical shell you are not going to leave this world and you can argue this all day long but you will not change my mind.
    I also need to point out that the religions that practice ego death are not apart of the tree that is known as Satanism.

    I ask of you brothers and sisters to not kill your egos but feed them until they are obese to the point that you create your own universes of which you are the god/goddess
    In the name of Satan let it be done Hail Satan.

Satan The Dragon Tiamat Theistic Satanism

 Satan The Dragon Tiamat Theistic Satanism

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Tiamat (goddess)

Tiamat is a personification of the primordial sea from which the gods were first created. She is also the main adversary of Marduk in the Enūma Eliš TT .

Functions

Tiamat’s exact functions as a goddess are difficult to establish. As her name indicates (see below), she was a deification of the primordial sea. Our best source of information for Tiamat is the myth Enūma Eliš TT , and in fact, there are only a handful of references to her outside of it. Enūma Eliš TT  begins with a description of the two primeval seas, the salt sea Tiamat and the sweet sea Abzu TT , mingling their waters together to create the gods (for recent translations of the story see Foster 2005: 436-486 and Lambert 2013). In the following battle between Abzu TT  and Ea, Tiamat attempts to appease Abzu TT  and stop the conflict. But when she is later pressured by the lower gods to revenge him, she herself becomes the main antagonist of the story, creating an army of monsters led by her new consort, Qingu. She is ultimately defeated by Marduk, who incapacitates her with his “Evil Wind” and then kills her with an arrow. Marduk splits her in two, creating heaven and earth from her body, the Tigris and Euphrates from her eyes, mist from her spittle, mountains from her breasts and so on. Throughout the epic, there are differing descriptions of Tiamat: she appears both as a body of water, as a human figure, and as having a tail (Tablet V, line 59). These varying descriptions are ultimately reconciled as Marduk turns her limbs into geographical features.

Divine Genealogy and Syncretisms

In Enūma Eliš TT , Tiamat is the mother of all the gods (Tablet I, line 4). Together with Abzu TT  she creates Lahmu and Lahamu, who in turn beget Anšar and Kišar.

Though one cannot point to a syncretism as such, there are several models for Tiamat in the earlier mythology. Katz (2011: 18f) argues that the figure of Tiamat unites two strands of tradition attached to the sea. The first is the motherly figure of Namma, who is also referred to as a primeval ocean from which the gods were created. The other is the figure of the sea as a monstrous adversary, like the Levantine god Yamm (see also Jacobsen 1968: 107). Another important influence for the figure of Tiamat is Anzu, a mythical bird defeated by Ninurta, indeed the battle between Marduk and Tiamat has a number of parallels to the battle between Ninurta and Anzu (Lambert 1986).

Cult Place(s)

There was no cult dedicated directly to Tiamat, but the battle between Tiamat and Marduk played an important role in the New Year’s festival TT  in Babylon. The Enūma Eliš TT  was recited on its fourth day, and some argue that the festival included a symbolic reenactment of the mythological battle (see the discussion in Lambert 2013: 461f).

Time Periods Attested

The oldest attestation of Tiamat is an Old Akkadian incantation (Westenholz 1974: 102), though there are few other references to her until the first millenium BCE (see Lambert 2013: 237). After the composition of the Enūma Eliš TT , Tiamat is found in a number of theological commentary works, but most of these seem to rely on the epic (e.g. SAA 3.39, r. 1-3). Tiamat is also mentioned by Berossus, writing in the 3rd century BCE (Breucker 2011: 648f).

Iconography

A relief from the temple of Bêl in Palmyra depicts Nabu and Marduk slaying Tiamat, who is shown with a woman’s body and legs made of snakes (Dirven 1997). However, this scene is a late Hellenistic adoption of the Babylonian motif, and no Mesopotamian image has been positively identified as a representation of Tiamat. A string of identifications (Yadin 1971Grafman 1972Kaplan_1976) have recently been rejected (George_2012), and until new evidence surfaces they remain dubious.

Name and Spellings

The name Tiamat is uncontracted form of the word tâmtu, meaning “sea”. The long vowel â is contracted from the short vowels i and a. The word is in the “absolute state,” a noun form that is equivalent to the vocative (a grammatical case which directly invokes or addresses a person or deity; literally the name means “O, sea!”).

Written forms: dti-amat, ti-amat, dtam-tum, ti-àm-tim, ta-à-wa-ti

Normalised forms: Tiamat, Tiāmat, Tiʼamat, Thalatta (Greek).

Tiamat in Online Corpora

Further Reading

Sophus Helle

Sophus Helle, ‘Tiamat (goddess)’, Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses, Oracc and the UK Higher Education Academy, 2016 [http://oracc.iaas.upenn.edu/amgg/listofdeities/tiamat/]

According to Academic scholars Tiamat was the first representation of a Dragon creator and the adversary of the solar deity Marduk making her the first Adversarial Deity.
In ancient times people did not Worship our Mother because they had became corrupted by Marduk and his cult followers into believing she was evil.
But we must not forget it was Marduk not Tiamat who created humans to become the slaves of the god’s
In the Days leading to the great war between the dragon and the solar deity Humans did not exist our lives at no time where ever in danger by the creator.
The Traditional Church of Satan recognizes Tiamat as Satan but recognizes the individuals rights to choose which ever adversarial deity that they chose to recognize or not recognize. Our church believes in the importance of developing your own relationship with the deity that comes to you during meditation.

For more information visit out website
Traditional church of Satan 

Ningishzida Tree god of Vegetation and agriculture, Not Satan.

Ningishzida Lord of the good Tree Not Satan.

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Ningišzida (god)

A male deity of the town of Gišbanda, which lies upstream from Ur. Ningišzida is connected with vegetation and the underworld.

Functions

Ningišzida, like his father Ninazu, is a chthonic TT  deity associated with vegetation, growth and decay, snakes and demons. Ningišzida’s name, and those of his courtiers (see below) reflect this connection, while descriptions of him include: “Lord of pastures and fields” and “like fresh grass” (Wiggerman 1998-2001b). The ‘tree’ of his name has been suggested to be the vine, and in Ur III texts Ningišzida is associated with the é-ĝeštin, the “wine-house” (Sallaberger 1993: 125, 368), elsewhere with the beer-god Siriš, and beer-goddess Nin-kasi. Furthermore, he is the “lord of the innkeepers” (Wiggermann 1998-2001b: 370).

Associated with his role in agriculture, Ningišzida is said to travel to the underworld at the time of the death of vegetation (in Mesopotamia – mid-summer to mid-winter). This journey is recorded in both Sumerian and Akkadian myths (Ningišzida’s Journey to the NetherworldETCSL 1.7.3 and Lambert 1990: 293). In the Adapa legend, Ningišzida, under the name Gišzida, is one of the two deities who are said to have disappeared from the land (Foster 2005: 525-30).

Ningišzida’s chthonic nature is reflected in his title (giš)gu-za-lá-kur-ra, “the chair-bearer of the netherworld”, and together with Pedu, the chief netherworld gate-keeper, he stands at the entrance to the underworld. In Ur III and Old Babylonian (early second millennium BCE) periods Ningišzida appears in rituals associated with royal laments (e.g., The Death of Ur-NammaETCSL 2.4.1.1: 118). In Neo Assyrian times (early 1st millennium BCE) he is associated with the punishment, pestilence and disease, and occasionally called “Lord of the netherworld” (Wiggermann 1998-2001b: 371). Ningišzida appears in incantations, but only in connection to vegetation, or as a netherworld deity, or (Wiggermann 1998-2001b: 369).

Ningišzida, like his father, is associated with dragons, the mušhuššu and balm. He is also referred to as a snake, e.g. muš-mah (A balbale to NingišzidaETCSL 4.19.1: 2), and as such he is associated the Hydra constellation in the astrological compendium MUL-Apin. Also like his father, Ningišzida is titiled warrior, and he is the military governor of Ur (Frayne 1990: 196). In the god list An = Anum he is dgúd-me-lám “warrior of splendor”, and his symbol is the sickle sword (pāštu) (Wiggermann 1998-2001b: 370-1).

The conception of Ningišzida as a reliable god is obvious from his name. He is involved with law in the underworld and on earth (Wiggermann 1998-2001: 371). The element “Ningišzida is judge” appears in the personal names of the Neo-Babylonian period (mid 1st millennium BCE) (Figulla and Gadd 1949: 38).

Divine Genealogy and Syncretisms

Ningišzida is the son of Ninazu and his wife, Ningirida. In Gudea Cylinder B (ETCSL 2.1.7: 1342), Ningišzida is described as the “progeny of An“, supposing a sequence An – Enlil – Ninazu – Ningišzida. The god list An = Anum lists two sisters: dama-TÙR-ma and dla-bar-TÙR-ma. In most Old Babylonian and later attestations, the wife of Ningišzida is Ninazimua, “The lady who lets the good juice grow” (Enki and NinhursagaETCSL 1.1.1: 278), while at Lagaš, his wife is Geštinanna (Wiggermann 1998-2001b: 369).

Cult Places

As mentioned above, his home was the town Gišbanda (itself an epithet of Ningišzida), which was located upstream from Ur, near to Ki’abrig. Ningišzida’s temple in this town was called kur-a-še-er-ra-ka, “mountain of lament”. When his cult was discontinued it was possibly moved to Ur (see above), where he had a shrine in the temple of Nanna and his own temple, the “House of Justice” (é-níg-gi-na) (Frayne 1990: 196). Other centres of worship of Ningišzida include Ešnunna (modern Tell Asmar, northeast of Baghdad), his father’s cult centre; Lagaš, where he was Gudea’s personal god, and who built Ningišzida a new temple, with dedicated statues. Other cults may have existed at IsinLarsaBabylon and Uruk (Wiggermann 1998-2001b).

Time Periods Attested

Ningišzida makes his first appearance in the Fara god list from the Early Dynastic III period (2600-2350 BCE), and is recorded through the first millennium, e.g. in late Neo-Babylonian personal names (see above). Venerated at Girsu at the time of Gudea and into the Ur III period, Ningišzida received offerings at Puzriš-Dagan (the administrative hub of the Ur III period located near Nippur) and during this period there was a festival of Ningišzida in the third month of the year (Sallaberger 1993: 281 ff.). At the end of the Ur III period his cult at the town of Gišbanda was discontinued, and possibly moved to Ur (Frayne 1990: 196). There is only limited evidence, however, for Ningišzida during the Old Babylonian period, and there are very few attestations as a theophoric element in personal names of the third and second millennia (Wiggermann 1998-2001b: 373).

Iconography

Iconography of Ningišzida with snakes is attested on Ur III cylinder seals (Fischer 1997: 175 n.14, 135 n.219), and with mušhuššu dragons growing out of his shoulders, e.g., on Gudea’s seal (van Buren 1934: 72 Fig. 1).

Name and Spellings

The deity’s name is usually understood to mean “Lord of the true/reliable/right tree” (Wiggermann 1998-2001b: 368). His name is usually spelled dnin-giš-zi-da, but the /da/ is occasionally omitted. Syllabic spellings suggest a pronunciation of Niggissida or Nikkissida. The Emesal TT  name is Umun-muzzida. Other associated epithets include dgiš-bàn-da, “Little Tree” (Wiggermann 1998-2001b: 368-73).

Written forms:
dnin-giš-zi-da, dni-gi-si-da, dnin-ki-zi-da
Normalized forms:
Ningišzida, Ningizzida, Umunmuzzida, Niggissida, Nikkissida

Ningišzida in Online Corpora

References

Adam Stone

Adam Stone, ‘Ningišzida (god)’, Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses, Oracc and the UK Higher Education Academy, 2016 [http://oracc.iaas.upenn.edu/amgg/listofdeities/ningizida/]

Satan as defined in academia via the Oxford dictionary is as follows.

Satan

 Adversary,accuser,enemy of god

PROPER NOUN

  • The Devil; Lucifer.

Origin

Old English, via late Latin and Greek from Hebrew śāṭān, literally ‘adversary’, from śāṭan ‘plot against’.

In no place in the above article is the lesser god Ningišzida described as Satan by academic definition.
NinGiszida is not an adversarial deity thus he is not a proper representation of Satan under the religion known as Theistic Satanism.
However a dragon named Tiamat does hold up to academic definition of Satan and is the creator of all things making her a valid  Adversarial deity recognized by the religion Theistic Satanism

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Build a relationship with Satan

Build a relationship with Satan
By
Reverend Robert Fraize

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As one of the most popular figures representing Theistic Satanism one of the most common questions that I am  often asked by people is how to build a relationship with Satan?
I always try to answer these types of questions as simple as possible.

First thing first.
You need to have faith in an adversarial deity I really do not care which deity you choose to recognize as satan.
with out faith and belief You will not be communicating with anything.

If you have determined that you actually do believe in an adversarial deity named Satan you move onto the next step.

Meditation
Find a spot out in nature preferably by water it helps your thoughts flower and gives energy to the activity that you are about to engage in.
Close your eyes breath deep through your nose and slowly put your mouth.
relax all of your muscles as you breath in envision energy being brought into your body.
As you exhale envision damaged aspects of your life being sent back out into the universe.
Do this until you feel your body loosen up and all your negative thoughts and damage has been case out you will feel peaceful.

Communicate.
When you feel at peace look within and call within to the deity that you have chosen to represent Satan. Only with your mind envision what it is that you desire and what it is you need guidance with. Do not over focus it must flow naturally if you begin to feel the need to focus or force it you must stop and try again.
Also it is important not to be under the influence of any drug or substance during this process it will not be natural and it must be a natural communication.

After you have done this enough times you will begin to be able to start communicating with Satan and it will develop into a relationship.

Rev Fraize
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