Our Father's Children
Sacrificial Love
comic strip

What happened to Semiramis and Tammuz?
"In spite of her cleverness, (Semiramis) also sowed seeds of her own destruction.
As she raised her son, she imbued him with divinity in the eyes of the priests and people
as the means of retaining control as the divine mother without seeming to aggrandize herself.
As (Tammuz) grew he became used to having every whim instantly gratified by a subservient,
indeed groveling, populace. For safety's sake he had a personal bodyguard/companion group
which he was never without, and which formed an elite corps of soldiery loyal and accountable
to him alone. Upon coming to maturity and demanding of his mother to be installed as king,
she not only refused him this -- but, seeing him now as a challenge to her rule, slated him
for the same death she had meted to his father. (Tammuz) caught on to her scheme and
pre-empted his 'assumption' by slaying his mother with his own sword, and putting down
any priestly protests by purging the hierarchy of all who would not vow allegiance to him.
Thus Semiramis died after reigning as queen over Babylon for 102 years. These events laid
the groundwork for all of the pagan religious systems of antiquity, as well as many alive today."
~ Bryce Self, "Semiramis, Queen of Babylon"

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