Category Archive: Mythology

Jul 09

July 9: Modern Myth-Making – The Báb

The Báb's Bayan-i Farsi(Persian Bayan)Bahá'í scholar Denis MacEoin calls this"The central book of the entire Babicanon... Begun in Maku [prison], thisbook more than any other, containsthe mature doctrine of the prophetof Shiraz set out in as near anapproximation to a system ascould be hoped for..."

The life of the Báb gives us an interesting illustration of how miracles and legends can attach themselves to recent historical figures.

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Apr 08

April 8: Buddha

Buddha (4th cent. BCE)

Buddha (560 BCE) It was on this date, April 8, 560 BCE, according to tradition, that Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, was born in what is now modern Nepal. He grew up in a royal family, so he was sometimes called Prince Siddhartha, and at the age of twenty-nine, he left the kingdom, his …

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Jan 01

January 1: James George Frazer

Sir James George Frazer

“[Frazer] was not an Atheist. I would say perhaps that he held his judgment in suspense.” That is the common definition of an Agnostic.

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