Temple of Jezebel

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Jezebel was a figure described in the Old Testament as the wife of Ahab, king of Israel.

The queen Jezebel was always seen as a promiscuous and deceptive person in christian view. It is important to notice that Jezebel was not originally from Israel .
She was born a Phoenician princess and apprentice of the Mother Goddess (a Fertility Goddess, the one who gives birth).

Jezebel was a devotee of Baal (Canaanite god of sun and storms) and Asherah (Canaanite goddess of motherhood and fertility) and that offended the people of Israel who saw the new queen as a threat, just because she worshiped different gods.

“The Death of Jezebel” by Gustave Doré, 1866.
“Queen Jezebel Being Punished by Jehu” by Andrea Celesti, second half of 17th century.
“Jezebel” by Byam Shaw, 1896.

Some, say Jezebel tried to impose her religion over the current one by killing some of the prophets of God. We are not sure if that really happened. But sounds like it was just some violent religious propaganda to take her down.
Jezebel, knew she was about to be killed, did not run. Instead, went to her death with courage and spirit, she never begged for mercy or abandoned her beliefs, leaving the world as a queen and a high priestess. She was killed by a crowd of people from her own court who thrown her out of a window and his corpse was eaten by stray dogs.

The “Temple of Jezebel” is presented as a temple of fertility and prosperity represented by the baby in the womb. The black mask is the way the Bible makes her look, like an evil, false-prophet. The same way the hand in the middle tries to silence her.

We recently found some christian websites explaining what was the spirit of Jezebel : “Without question, the nastiest, evil, most disgusting, cunning, and seductive spirit in Satan’s hierarchy has to be what many call the Jezebel spirit.”

But Jezebel was a strong woman, who was fighting to protect her religion and culture and for that reason we want to exalt her.

So, be strong like her, if you believe in something, don’t let anyone take that away from you.

“Jezebel Eaten by Dogs” by Luca Giordano, 1680.
“Deborah Praises Jael” by Gustave Doré, 1866.
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