The Origin of Pagan Idolatry By George Stanley Faber, Vol. 2, 207-208

“13. Theus, Theuth, or Thoth, was likewise a name of Mars or Ares. Hence Macrobius joins the god of war with Mercury, and declares him to be equally the Sun. The warrior Mercury was the Woden or Wudd of the Scythic tribes: and Wudd or Budd was the same as the Indo-Scythic Buddha, whose worship was brought from Asia into Europe by the Gothic emigrants from Cashgar and Bokhara. Ares or Heres was among the eastern nations a title of the Sun: and Mars, as the Latins compoundedly expressed the word, is but Ma-Ares or the great Ares. As Mars, from his identity with the solar Taut or Mercury, was called Theus-Ares; so Dionusus bore the kindred appellation of Dus-Ares. Each of these names is Thoth-Ares or Thoth the Sun: and it may be observed, that from Thoth or Theuth the Greeks borrowed their word Theus as the Latins did their Deus, which they severally used by way of eminence to denote the godhead. Our English word God has been taken from another appellation of this same deity, which together with our language we received from our Indo-Scythic ancestors. God, Ghaut, Godama, and Gautama, are varied titles of Wudd or Buddha; and Buddha is the same as Thoth or Hermes.”

 

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