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Bes demon?[edit]

I reverted an addition that claimed bes was a "deity-demon". Can anyone provide a RS to back up, it doesn't sound right. Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 01:18, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for mentioning the twa people in connection with Bes,I long suspected the same as their oral history attests so much to it. (talk) 02:58, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Bes is the Sacred Child[edit]

In most cultures the Holy Child/Baby/Fetus (jesus, krishna etc etc) represents the synthesis of the God and Goddess and the making of peace and good luck. Bes is simply the little child, the good luck charm. The hand of Fatima and the evil eye charm also has the same connotation, the "bagged seed" or the fetus in the belly. Bes is the kiss received (from the Father to the Mother) and the pledge made between them.

All good things come of the encirclement of the spark.

The theory that it would be a miscarried fetus is absoutely ridiculous and I am constantly surprised over the low level of many symbol interpretations. Common sense will go a long way. Why would a misscarriage or a demon be a good luch charm? Absurd. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:09, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Bes - The Sacred Child[edit]

PS: This is of course why BES is shown in FULL FRONTAL - because he incorporates BOTH sides (synthesis, integration). He is complete symbolically (just as Christ figures often seem androgynous in their representations.)

People in ancient times had MORE knowledge than us many times, time to step off the high horses. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:12, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

References section[edit]

Why are references not appearing on this page? I added one just now and it has dissappeared.Apepch7 (talk) 15:09, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

OK fixed it Apepch7 (talk) 15:14, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

Bes and Medusa[edit]

It is claimed by one of the commentators in the History Channel's programme on Medusa that the iconography of the Gorgon, of Rangda, of Mayan and other gods and of Bes all have common features, based on the appearance of human bodies after death. See (around 4 mins in) - I fail to see the similarity, but thought I'd flag it up. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:55, 19 March 2011 (UTC)