Now, I already had discussed what Hecate is all about in "The Black God" Chapter. It's basically the same as what Sir Godfrey Higgins had stated of these deities being Black in complexion. Based from Book 1 page 136 states this:
"....The ancient name, as we have said, was Sir, or Siri, the same as O-sir, or Osiris, who was al- ways black ; after whom it was called, and by whom was meant the sun. Thus it was called the river of the sun, or the river sun, or the river of Osiris — as we say, the river of the Amazons, or the river Amazon." (Sirius)
"And this river flowed from the land of the sun and moon. It arose in the mountains of the moon, and flowed through the land of Sir, perhaps the land of Siriad, where Josephus was told that columns had been placed which were built before the flood — xoltol ttjv yyv Sjugio&a. Manetho, 300 years before Josephus, says, these columns stood sv ry yy\ Xvgiafiixy, and from them Josephus took his history, which was inscribed on them in the sacred language and in hieroglyphical characters, a language and character evidently both unknown to him."
"These columns were probably the Egyptian monuments — Pyramids, or Obelisks, which had escaped the destruction of Cambyses, perhaps because they were only historical and not religious, or perhaps because they were linghams, to which the Persians might not object — but the knowledge of whose characters was at that time lost amidst the universal destruction of priests and temples, and which has never been really known since, though the new priests would not be willing to confess their ignorance...."
"The modern words Sir, Mon-sieur, Mon-seignor, are all derived from the Hebrew word -)ty Sr, or Lord, as we translate it, which was an epithet of the sun in all the eastern countries. This is the same as the Iswara of India, which means Lord. 2 The Bull of the Zodiac, or the sun, also had a name very similar to this, whence probably it came to be applied to the animal j or at least they had the same names. See Parkhurst in voce *0iy sur."
"Mr. Maurice says,.... Deum vocant. Surya is the name of the solar divinity of India. It is also the name of Osiris. Mr. Bryant says... As the God of the Egyptians went by several names, as Apis, Serapis, Cneph, Osiris, &c, so did the God of the Hindoos. The word sable or black was one of their epithets. Thus Christ is, in like manner, an epithet of Jesus. He is called Jesus the Christ, the Anointed."
"As the reader has seen above, and also in my Celtic Druids, I have derived Osiris from the word Sr, and the Greek emphatic article O. This derivation is justified by Porphyry. But Hel- lanicus informs us, that it was sometimes written Tcripig. Now, as Isis was the wife of Osiris, may it not have come from the Hebrew word y^> iso, to save, and itp sr, or -jittf sur f Osiris was the Sun, so was Surya in India and Persia : for, as we have seen, Persse Sure Deum vocant."
"Syria was the land of the Sun. The Sun was called Lord and Saviour ; so was Mithra. The Bull was the emblem of the Sun— of Mithra, called Lord, and of the God in the land where Surya or the Sun, with seven heads, was adored, and in Japan, where he breaks the mundane egg with his horn. The Bull was the body into which Osiris transmigrated after his death ; and, lastly, the Hebrew name for bull is "nay sur. Orpheus has a hymn to the Lord Bull. Iswara of India or Osiris, is the husband of Isi or of Isis ; and Surya is Buddha. Can all these coincidences be the effect of accident ?"
"The adoration of a black stone is a very singular superstition. Like many other superstitions this also came from India. Buddha was adored as a square black stone ; so was Mercury ; so was the Roman Terminus. The famous Pessinuntian stone, brought to Rome, was square and black."
"The sacred black stone at Mecca many of my readers are acquainted with, and George the Fourth did very wisely to be crowned on the square stone, nearer black than any other colour, of Scotia and Ireland. In Montfaucon, a black Isis and Orus are described in the printing, but not in the plate. I sus- pect many of Montfaucon's figures ought to be black, which are not so described. 7 Pausanias states the Thespians to have had a temple and statue to Jupiter the Saviour, and a statue to Love, consisting only of a rude stone j and a temple to Venus Melainis, or the black."
"8 Ammon was founded by Black doves, At§s-Io)V££. One of them flew from Ammon to Dodona and founded it. 9 At Corinth there was a black. Venus. 10 In my search into the origin of ancient Druids, I continually found, at last, that my labours ter- minated with something black. Thus the oracles at Dodona, and of Apollo at Delphi, were founded by black doves. Doves are not often, I believe never really, black."
"VOLUME I - BOOK V - CHAPTER I BUDDHA THE SUN IN TAURUS, AS CRISTNA WAS THE SUN IN ARIES—NAMES OF BUDDHA—MEANING OF THE WORD BUDDHA, THE SAME AS THAT OF THE FIRST WORD IN GENESIS—THE TEN INCARNATIONS—DESCENT OF BUDDHA THE SAME AS CRISTNA'S—BUDDHA AND CRISTNA THE SAME—SIMPLICITY OF BUDDHISM—EXPLANATION OF PLATE—BUDDHA A NEGRO—HIERARCHY—MAIN—SAMANEANS OF CLEMENS—INCARNATION—CABUL—BUDDHISM EXTENDS OVER MANY CENTURIES—BUDDHA BEFORE CRISTNA":
"Page 152 The time has now arrived when it becomes proper to enter upon an examination of the doctrines of the celebrated Buddha of India, which were the foundations of all the mythoses of the Western nations, as well as of those which we have seen of Cristna; and from these two were supplied most of the superstitions which became engrafted into the religion of Jesus Christ. I shall shew, that Buddha and Cristna were only renewed incarnations of the same Being, and that Being the Solar power, or a principle symbolized by the Sun—a principle made by the sun visible to the eyes of mortals : and particularly exhibiting himself in his glory at the vernal equinox, in the heavenly constellation known by the name of Taurus, as BUDDHA, and subsequently in that of Aries, as CRISTNA."
Page 153: "Buddha is variously pronounced and expressed Boudh, Bod, Bot, But, Bad, Budd, Buddou, Boutta, Bota, Budso, Pot, Pout, Pota, Poti, and Pouti. The Siamese make the final T or D quiescent, and sound the word Po; whence the Chinese still further vary it to Pho or Fo. In the Talmudic dialect the name is pronounced Poden or Pooden; whence the city, which one contained the temple of Sumnaut or Suman-nath, is called Patten-Sumnaut."
"The braod sound of the U or Ou or Oo, passes in the variation Patten into A, pronounced Ah or Au; and in a similar manner, when the P is sounded B, we meet with Bad, Bat, and Bhat. All these are in fact no more than a ringing of changes on the cognate letters B and P, T and D. Another of his names is Saman, which is varied into Somon, Somono, Samana, Suman-Nath, and Sarmana. From this was borrowed the sectarian appellation of Samaneans, or Sarmaneans."
"A third is Gautama, which is indifferently expressed Gautameh, Godama, Godam, Codam, Cadan, Cardam, and Cardana. A fourth is Saca, Sacya, Siaka, Shaka, Xaca, Xaca-Muni or Xaca-Menu and Kia, which is the uncompounded form of Sa-Kia. A fifth is Dherma, or Dharma, or Dherma-rajah. A sixth is Hermias, Her-Moye, or Heri-Maya. A seventh is Datta, Dat-Alreya, That-Dalna, Date, Tat or Tot, Deva-Tut or Deva-Twasta. An eighth is Jain, Jina, Chin, Jain-Deo, Chin-Deo, or Jain-Eswar. A ninth is Ahran. A tenth is Mahi-Man, Mai-Man, or (if Om is added) Mai-Man-Om."
"An eleventh is Min-Eswara, formed by the same title Min or Man or Menu joined to Eswara. A twelfth is Gomat or Gomat-Eswara. A thiteenth, when he is considered as Eswara or Siva, is Ma-Esa or Har-Esa; that is to say, the great Esa or the Lord Esa. A fourteenth is Dagon or Dagun, or Dak-Po. A fifteenth is Tara-Nath. And a sixteenth is Arca-Bandhu or Kinsman of the Sun."* * Faber, Pag. Idol. B. iv. Chap. v. p. 351. "Wod or Vod is a mere variation of Bod; and Woden is simply the Talmudic mode of pronouncing Buddha : for in that mode of enunciation, Buddha is expressed Pooden or Poden; and Poden is undoubtedly the same word as Voden or Woden."*
"This etymology is assented to by Sir W. Jones, if it were not, as I believe it was, originally proposed by him. Woden was the God of the Scuths and Scandinavians, and said to be the inventor of their letters; as Hermes was the supposed inventor of the letters of the Egyptians. This, among other circumstances, tends to prove that the religion of the Celts and Scuths of the West was Buddhism. The Celtic Teutates is the Gothic Teut or Tuisto, Buddha's titles of Tat, Datta, or Twashta. Taranis is Tara-Nath. Hesus of Gaul is, Esa, Ma-Hesa, and Har-Esa. But those are by the Latin writers called Mercury."