Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Both Alagabalus (above) and Obama "had to leave the countries they would one day come to rule.... They were raised in a foreign states, Obama in Indonesia and Elagabalus in Syria. Obama and Elagabalus's fathers disappeared from the scene at an early age. Both were raised primarily by both their mother and grandmother." (ancient worldz: Elagabalus is back!.)

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, also known as Elagabalus, became Roman Emperor in 218 AD, at the age of 14.

He was said to be a remarkably handsome boy.

After his death, at the age of 18, a propaganda campaign began, to smear his name.

Edward Gibbon (1737–94) wrote:

"It may seem probable, the vices and follies of Elagabalus have been adorned by fancy, and blackened by prejudice.

"Yet, confining ourselves to the public scenes displayed before the Roman people, and attested by grave and contemporary historians, their inexpressible infamy surpasses that of any other age or country."

obama roman+emperor pics on Sodahead

Reportedly, Elagabalus had various male lovers and used whoopee cushions at dinner parties.

Reportedly, he had a relationship with a blond slave named Hierocles, whom he referred to as his husband.

Elagabalus reportedly painted his eyes, wore wigs and prostituted himself in taverns, brothels and the imperial palace.

Allegedly, he would stand nude at the door of a room in the palace, "as the harlots do, and shake the curtain which hung from gold rings, while in a soft and melting voice he solicited the passers-by."

Elagabalus (also known as Varius Avitus Bassianus)

The family of his mother were hereditary high priests of the god Baal at Emesa, in ancient Syria, worshiped in that locality under the name Elah-Gabal (thus Elagabalus).

"He tried to impose the worship of Baal upon the Roman world...

"The first crisis of his regime occurred when he divorced his wife to marry the Vestal Virgin Aquilia Severa...

"He was persuaded by (his grandmother) Julia Maesa, the real power in the government, to adopt his docile cousin Alexander as his son and heir and to divorce Aquilia in favour of a match with a descendant of Marcus Aurelius, Annia Faustina.

"When Elagabalus changed his mind and sought to depose Alexander and resume his relationship with Aquilia, the Praetorian Guards mutinied, killed Elagabalus and his mother, and made Alexander emperor." (Elagabalus — Articles)

Martijn Icks has written The Crimes Of Elagabalus

According to Icks, Elagabalus had a very bad reputation:

He harnessed teams of naked women to his chariot.

He let poisonous snakes loose at the gladiatorial games.

He set leopards and lions on his dinner party guests.

As a young boy, Elagabalus, as high priest at a temple, had performed dances and other rituals while wearing fancy robes.

Elagabalus was rumoured to have considered having a sex-change operation.

A Roman

Elagabalus insisted that Romans should worship his god, Elagabal.

Every morning he made sacrifices of various creatures to this little-known god.

The entrails, placed in golden bowls, were rumoured to include the remains of young boys.

In 222 AD, Roman soldiers grabbed Elagabalus as he hid in a latrine.

After killing him, they dragged his body through the streets.


Anonymous said...

A. Peasant said...

from the Daily Mail story, the gratuitous linking to Gaddafi:

The eminent Cambridge classics professor Mary Beard draws comparisons between Elagabalus’s behaviour and that of Colonel Gaddafi to show you how the trademarks of tyranny have survived for two milennia....

Everything about him would later confirm the Roman suspicion that men who hailed from the East were immoral and sexually perverted effeminates who drenched themselves in perfume and surrounded themselves with eunuchs.

Read more:

i'm surprised the Bedouins weren't mentioned.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Call it DAILY FAIL (not MAIL).

Anonymous said...

Elagabalus was thrust into the office of emperor unwillingly by his grandmother and mother, the widow and niece of the loathsome emperor/military dictator Septimius Severus. Obama was groomed to be in some position of power before he was conceived. I think the comparison is weak and honestly, Obama is far more evil than a gay 14 year old emperor who died 1800 yrs ago.Unlike a lot of emperors, Elagabalus didn't have a reign of terror, just a reign of mis-management and a series of faux pas that insulted and offended the Roman elite of his day. Ultimately, it was unwise of him to offend the military and Praetorian Guard, the MIC and CIA of his day.

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