Mary, Queen of Heaven

Mary was declared the "Mother of God" in the 7th century by the Catholic Church at Ephesus, Turkey. Ephesus was the home of a magnificent temple to the goddess Diana, one of whose sacred titles was "Queen of Heaven." The Catholic Church also conferred the goddess's title on the mother of Jesus. Both are titles of the widely worshiped goddesses in the Middle East. Many of the images in this album are featured in Amazing Discoveries' Total Onslaught: Signs and Wonders lecture. Purchase Signs and Wonders DVD or view the lecture online.

<p>A depiction of Jesus placing the crown of thorns on Mary's head. Notice that she is depicted with the wounds of the cross on her hands. This is a prime example of replacing Jesus with Mary in the role of saviour. She is said to redeem mankind through her obedience, instead of Eve, and thereby replaces Jesus. </p>
A depiction of Jesus placing the crown of thorns on Mary's head. Notice that she is depicted with the wounds of the cross on her hands. This is a prime example of replacing Jesus with Mary in the role of saviour. She is said to redeem mankind through her obedience, instead of Eve, and thereby replaces Jesus.
<p>The German magazine <em>Focus</em>, December 1997, had this cover: "Mary Should Become a Goddess. Five million Faithful promote the new dogma, and Scientists discover the emancipated Mother of God."</p>
The German magazine Focus, December 1997, had this cover: "Mary Should Become a Goddess. Five million Faithful promote the new dogma, and Scientists discover the emancipated Mother of God."
<p>On this relief on a Catholic church in Germany, Mary is being crowned queen of heaven by God the Father and the Son while receiving veneration from mortals. </p>
On this relief on a Catholic church in Germany, Mary is being crowned queen of heaven by God the Father and the Son while receiving veneration from mortals.
The German magazine <em>Focus</em>, December 1997,  showing the many faces of Mary bearing the heading of "Female Goddess."
The German magazine Focus, December 1997, showing the many faces of Mary bearing the heading of "Female Goddess."
<p>Mary depicted as queen, with her foot on the head of the serpent.</p>
Mary depicted as queen, with her foot on the head of the serpent.
<p>Jesus crowns Mary in this artwork in a Catholic Church in Quebec.</p>
Jesus crowns Mary in this artwork in a Catholic Church in Quebec.