Yes onjig, the Armenian Mother See is under attack specially from those pagan Armenians who still worship Vahagn the Armenian pagan god, a creature who was created by the creator Jesus Christ. Worshiping the creature in place of the creator is a grave sin and that would explain the miseries that the Armenian nation is still going thru --giving glory to pagan gods in place of Jesus Christ. So I would think twice before I befriend an Armenian with the name of Vahagn. I mean in ancient Armenia and from surviving ancient statues of Vishapakagh in the Republic of Armenia we see those Armenian ancient gods fought against those dragon-worshipers in Armenia and prevailed but then they, those pagan gods, themselves were worshiped by the Armenian people. After the coming of Jesus Christ and conversion to Christianity this pagan worship should have stopped, but apparently it did not in some Armenian sectors and by some Jesus-hater Armenians from Los Angeles to Yerevan, from Canada to S. America. Even some infiltrated and are vocal in Armenian forums and Armenian social networks.
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Statue of Vahagn the Dragon Slayer choking a dragon, in Yerevan
Vahagn Vishapakagh (Vahagn the Dragon Reaper) or Vahakn (Armenian: Վահագն) was a god of fire and war worshiped anciently and historically in Armenia. Some time in his existence, he formed a "triad" with Aramazd and Anahit. Vahagn was identified with the Greek Heracles. The priests of Vahévahian temple, who claimed Vahagn as their own ancestor, placed a statue of the Greek hero in their sanctuary. In the Armenian translation of the Bible, "Heracles, worshipped at Tyr" is renamed "Vahagn".
All the gods, according to the Euhemerist belief, had been living men; Vahagn likewise, was introduced within the ranks of the Armenian kings, as the son of Yervand (6th century B.C.), together with his brothers — Bab and Tiran.
Historian Khorenatsi's report of an ancient song gives a clue to his nature and origin: Ancient Armenian origin of Vahagn's birth song
In travail were heaven and earth, In travail, too, the purple sea! The travail held in the sea the small red reed. Through the hollow of the stalk came forth smoke, Through the hollow of the stalk came forth flame, And out of the flame a youth ran! Fiery hair had he, Ay, too, he had flaming beard, And his eyes, they were as suns! Other parts of the song, now lost, said that Vahagn fought and conquered dragons, hence his title Vishabakagh, "dragon reaper", where dragons in Armenian lore are identified as "Vishaps". He was invoked as a god of courage, later identified with Herakles. He was also a sun-god, rival of Baal-shamin and Mihr.
The Vahagnian song was sung to the accompaniment of the lyre by the bards of Goghten (modern Akulis), long after the conversion of Armenia to Christianity.
The stalk or reed, key to the situation, is an important word in Indo-European mythology, in connection with fire in its three forms. Vahagn was linked to Verethragna, the hypostasis of victory in the texts of the Avesta; the name turned into Vahagn (the Avestan "th" becoming "h" in Arsacid Middle Persian), later on to take the form of Vahagn. See Վահագն for more on the origin of the name.
The Armenian princely house of Vahevunis believed to derive from Vahagn. The Vahevunis were ranked high in the Royal Registrar of Armenia, recorded by King Valarshak. In the pre-Christian Armenia, the Vahevunis hereditarily possessed the temple town of Ashtishat on the left bank of the Aratzani river and most likelly also held the post of the Sparapet, i.e.t he Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Armenian Army.
Edited by man, 10 February 2014 - 08:41 AM.