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Ok, here we go:
Isis seems to have been originally a virgin (or, perhaps, sexless) goddess, and in the later period of Egyptian religion she was again considered a virgin goddess, demanding very strict abstinence from her devotees.They are the same story. The early christians, in an attempt to rid themselves of the Roman persecution, added in many different pagan beliefs to tie themselves to other religions. (check the catacombs of Rome for interesting view of the depictions of Jesus as a roman).Horus was said to be the parthenogenetic child of the Virgin Mother, Isis. In the catacombs of Rome black statues of this Egyptian divine Mother and Infant still survive from the early Christian worship of the Virgin and Child to which they were converted. In these the Virgin Mary is represented as a black regress, and often with the face veiled in the true Isis fashion. When Christianity absorbed the pagan myths and rites it adopted also the pagan statues, and renamed them as saints, or even as apostles.
Statues of the goddess Isis with the child Horus in her arms were common in Egypt, and were exported to all neighbouring and to many remote countries, where they are still to be found with new names attached to them-Christian in Europe, Buddhist in Turkestan, Taoist in China and Japan. Figures of the virgin Isis do duty as representations of Mary, of Hariti, of Kuan-Yin, of Kwannon, and of other virgin mothers of gods.
Also of note, is that the cross was used by horus as well in the form of the Ankh as the sign of eternal life.
Furthermore, check into Mithras, Quetzalcoatl, and Sol Invictus for other ealier references to Jesus and Christianity before it existed