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The Cap of Cybele is one of the oldest and most sacred religious symbols of humanity. It is a thin, slightly rounded skullcap now commonly known by various titles including Kippah, Yarmulke, Kufi and Zucchetti. The Cap of Cybele was traditionally worn by senior priests underneath other official ceremonial head dress such as the Mitre of Dagon, or the Cap of Attis. The cap was also worn in later years by penitents undertaking the purification of pilgrimage and had completely shaven their head and facial hair (men and women). Its significance is representing respect, fear and submission to the Queen of Heaven, the Mother of all the Gods. A similar meaning is assigned through the probable origin of “Yarmulke” via either the Aramaic phrase yari malka, meaning “fear of the King (God)” and/or Hebrew ya’are m’elokai “to tremble before the Lord.” While the cap of Cybele is synonymous today with Orthodox Judaism and certain Muslims, there is no credible religious nor historical precedence for its use in either religion. In the case of Judaism, there exist strict passages which forbid the wearing of such skullcaps and head dress. Nor is there a single verifiable historical example of the existence of the wearing the pagan cap of Cybele in Jewish tradition prior to the 3rd/4th Century CE. Contrary to modern attempts by scholars to “explain away” this anomaly, the popular use of the Yarmulke is without question heretical to ancient Jewish scripture and law. Similarly, in the case of Islam, there is no credible evidence that Muhammad ordered such head dress to be worn by his followers, nor is there a single line within the Holy Qur’an demanding such obedience to dress. But it was his custom to wear a cap under the turban, more likely as practical protection against sand and sun and to order the hair. In contrast, the Qur’an is quite explicit in detail concerning other detailed requirements of dress, particularly of women in public. It can therefore be said with complete confidence that the wearing of the cap of Cybele by Muslims has no credible religious basis and is a serious apostasy against the worshiping other gods other than Allah. In Roman Catholic ceremonial dress, the pagan Cap of Cybele is called the Zucchetti. In Rome and upon the Vatican Hill there is strong grounds for making the connection to Cybele as the Vatican was the site of the largest ancient temple and necropolis to Cybele from 200 BCE onwards. However, there is no evidence whatsoever in the various major re-written versions of the Gospels over the centuries of the Zucchetti having any spiritual significance to Christian ideals. Nor is there any evidence of its use by the leaders of the various christian sects until well into the Middle Ages.
To trace the use of the cap to its source, we find that it came into wider use only in the 17th century, where before that only a very few Yahudim used it. Did Rabbi Yahushua wear a kipa? All researchers and historians say NO, and there is no evidence of its use in any data or archaeological finds at all. The pope of Rome and his cardinals wear them, but that is because it was originally a Greek hat of a scholar, called the “hat of Hermes” (Hermes is a Pagan idol.) You will recall the “cap and gown” of graduates from schools and universities employs this “hat of Hermes”, topped with a square mason’s board. In ancient times, just prior to 186 BCE, the land of Yisrael was ruled by a Greek Seleucid, Antiochus Epiphanes IV. He was extremely cruel, and outlawed the Hebrew religion, forcing his Greek customs on them. In the record of 2 Maccabees, an apostate high priest (named “Jason” in translation) helped this Greek ruler impose the Greek ways of living:
___________ The Cap of Cybele – The Skullcap, and the Worship of the Queen of Heaven, and False Gods Article written by Sasson Devorah Yashfeh Websites: http://www.TreesofOlive-Jerusalem.com http://www.Yashfeh-BooksandArticles.com The “Cap of Cybele” – is also called the “Skullcap, the Kippah, the Yamulke, and the Cap of Zucchetti.” I fully encourage everyone to do Internet Google or Yahoo Search and insert the words: Cap of Cybele. Also, do Google or Yahoo search on: Star of Ishtar. From historical writings, the “Cap of Cybele,” also called the skullcap, the kippah, and the yamulke, as well as the Cap of Zucchetti, originated from ancient, pagan worship, and of the pagan worship of the alleged “Queen of Heaven” of ancient, astrological and pagan beliefs, which beliefs started at the ancient Cities and Tower of Babylon, and also which beliefs originated from astrology. The Cap of Cybele is worn by the Roman Catholic Pope, and the Roman Catholic Cardinals, and other Christian leaders of various sects, and is worn by Rabbinic-Jewish men, and also is worn by some sects of the Muslims. As far as the Israelites, the Israelites were always attracted to false gods, astrology, and witchcraft beliefs from earliest times. The main reason that the Israelites were scattered by the Great Wrath of Judgment of the true and Great God – the Great Yehovah Elohim, was because of their following after all sorts of false gods, astrology, paganism and witchcraft beliefs and practices. It is believed that the Israelites adopted the wearing of the “Cap of Cybele” – the Skullcap, after their scattering throughout the European nations, since the time of the Roman Empire – allegedly to have taken place during the third or fourth Century of our Common Era time. There is absolutely “no writings” in the Holy Scriptures of the Old Testament where the Great Yehovah Elohim commanded anyone to wear the pagan cap, the Cap of Cybele. Additionally, there is absolutely “no writings,” nor Holy Law of the Great Yehovah ELohim, where he commanded any man, nor any woman, to cover their head while Praying and Worshiping Him. The requirement for both men and women to cover their heads in Prayers and Worship originated from pagan worship. The “Cap of Cybele” (the skullcap) is worn to show “respect, fear and submission” to the Queen of Heaven, the alleged pagan mother of all of the false, pagan gods, and in that the person was to “tremble” before the Queen of Heaven, and before the pagan gods. As time progressed, the Cap of Cybele was worn by penitents for purification in paganworship, and in that the person head was shaven, including all facial hair (both of men and women). Secondly, the wearing of the Cap of Cybele is symbolic of being “under” the god and godhead of the skull – the skull-god of pagan worship. The belief in and the worship of the “Queen of Heaven,” and of the various false gods of the ancient world, is totally against the true and Great God – the Great Yehovah Elohim. Astrology is a religion. Astrology is an ancient, religious beliefs of the worship of the alleged, heavenly host – of the heavenly stars, and in that pagan names were given to the to the various heavenly stars. Astrology is a false religious beliefs that is totally against the true and Great God, and is totally against the true and Great God’s Government-Kingdom and Holy Laws, and is also against his Perfect Will. Astrology teaches rebellion and defiant against the true and Great God, and it teaches rebellion and defiant against “all” of the Holy Laws of Commandments of the true and Great God of the Universe. In the Tanakh (the Old Testament) the true and Great God promises curses, suffering, destruction and death to all those who turn to, and follow after false gods, and who turn to, and follow after the worship of the “host of heaven,” which is the worship of false religious beliefs, false gods, astrology, paganism and witchcraft. Read about the Queen of Heaven in the Holy Scriptures: