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Gebeleizis

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Gebeleizis

Gebeleizis (or Gebeleixis, Nebeleizis) was a god worshiped by the Getae, probably related to the Thracian god of storm and lightning, Zibelthiurdos.[1] He was represented as a handsome man, sometimes wearing a beard. The lightning and thunder were his manifestations. According to Herodotus, some Getae equated Gebeleizis with Zalmoxis as the same god.As WorldHeritage has neglected to follow through with Herodotus' description of this deity, I shall, from memory attempt to do so. In ancient history many events have been duplicated or taken from one people and used by another be they fact or fiction, The Gilgamesh/Noah flood tales, the Sargon/Moses tales and so forth. The Gebeleizis tale is also of similaay magnitude to thos previously mentioned in that this event claimed by the Getae of Romania came into being about 600-1000 years befor Christ. The story of Gebeleizis states that this man was King of the Getae and worshiped a god named Zalmoxis. The King [Gebeleizis] wanted his people to love and respect him more so he had a tomb dug for himself and had it announced that he had died and been placed in his tomb. Three days later, he arranged for his people to go to the tomb and watch as he rose from bing as one dead, this caused his people to adore him and worship him as a god king of the Getae. This of course it a direct copy of the Jesua rising from his tomb and in fact, the two names Jesus and Gebeleizis are very close phonetically.Source Herodotus

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  1. ^ Tomashek, Die Alten Thraker, II, page 62

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