Serapis Christus, The Original Christ
Many historians attribute the origins of Jesus Christ to the creation of Serapis Christus around 300 B.C.E.
Ptolemy 1 Meryamun Setepenre wanted the people of Egypt to accept him as pharaoh after Alexander the Great invaded Egypt through military force and placed Ptolemy on the throne. The Egyptians did not accept Ptolemy as their ruler because they believed a pharaoh had divine rights and it was not a position acquired through force.
Ptolemy changed his name to Meryamun Setepenre which means “Beloved of Amun” and “Chosen of Ra.” When most Egyptians still refused to accept Ptolemy despite his name change, the feigned pharaoh slaughtered any person that defied his position.
In his stalwart efforts to redefine God, Ptolemy created “Serapis,” a Christ deity fashioned in Ptolemy’s own image and adorned with Egyptian accessories. This image of the new god was forced on both Egyptians and Romans alike.