The symbol for Lucifer is the Bull.
When dreamtime ended and Kali Yuga started, ie at the death of Krishna, the gods had to work through humans, earlier they could bee seen in their etheric body, painted blue in India or presented with fish attributes in many other cultures, swimming in the etheric world.
Steiner said that Lucifer incarnated at that time, now mankind should learn to build a civilization. The Gilgamesh Epos is about this, but it happened in China, India, Egypt too.
I have collected a number of sources related to the Bull in the following.
The Hebrew Alphabet
The Hebrew Alphabet is filled with historic symbolism, and here we also find the Bull or Ox.
The Hebrew alphabet starts with Alef, the Ox. The ox or bull symbolizes Lucifer, and Lucifer represents the etheric world, the plane just behind the physical plane. The etheric world have always been associated with waters, and Alef is described as lower and higher waters, the old and new etheric world, where the old is Shiva and the new is Krishna.
The Alef; the first letter of the alphabet… is formed by two Yuds (Yod); one to the upper right and the other to the lower left, joined by a diagonal Vav. These represent the higher and lower waters and the firmament between them.
Water is first mentioned in the Genesis 1; in the account of the first day of Creation: “And the spirit of God hovered over the surface of the water.” At this time the higher and the lower waters were indistinguishable; their state is referred to as “water in water.”
On the second day of Creation God separated the two waters by “stretching” the firmament between them. Also a “Yud” above and a “Yud” below with a “Vav” separating and uniting them simultaneously… represent the secret of the image in which man was created.
Therefore; In the Beginning (before the beginning of time)… The first word in the Bible is thus the second Hebrew word; “Beresheet or Barasheet” most frequently translated, “In the beginning…” The Hebrew word “Barasheet” is comprised of the Hebrew letters BET (the equivalent of our letter “B”) (pictured in the ancient Hebrew as a House or Tent, and meaning house, as in “the house of David”. RESH (R) (pictured as a man’s head, meaning the first or highest person. ALEPH (A) (pictured as an ox head, meaning God and/or strength, as in “the Lord is my strength”). SHIN (Sh) (pictured as two teeth, meaning to consume or destroy). YOD (Y) (pictured as an arm from the fist to the elbow, meaning my hand/efforts). TAV (T) (pictured as two crossed sticks, meaning a mark or covenant).
From “Hebrew: The Eternal Language” by William Chomsky
See a copy of this text here.
See also The Ichthus and the Infinity Symbol.
The twelfth letter Lamed
Lamed is the Ox-drivers staff.
Lamed is what teaches the Ox, the lower waters of Lucifer, Shiva, and the teacher is Krishna, or in Christian vocabulary the Holy Spirit, the shepherds staff, where the shepherd is Christ.
The Twelfth Letter represents the rod of the teacher. It is the “pointer” Letter which is why it’s taller than the others.
Its ancient form pictured a shepherd’s staff, ox goad, or pointer. It was essentially identical to our modern “L” and corresponds quite naturally to the rod in the classic image of the Good Shepherd.
As a verb, lamad means both to teach and to learn. It is the root of Talmud, the name of the compendium of Jewish learning and tradition. And just as the role of the teacher is to point to the truth, so the Lamed Prefix indicates such prepositions as to, for, towards, and according to in Hebrew grammar.
See the BibleWheel
The last letter Tav
Tav is the Cross, the Covenant. It’s the mark of those who have hold the covenant with God, the initiates or enlightened.
The actual Hebrew word translated as mark in this verse is tav, the name of the Twenty-Second Letter.
Everyone marked with the Tav Cross was protected when God poured out his wrath on the apostates corrupting His Temple.
Similar imagery appears in Revelation 7 when God sealed 144,000 of His servants in their foreheads against the coming judgment.
All of this conspires to reveal Tav as the Covenant Letter which is the meaning recognized by both Christians and Jews since antiquity. It is here that we come to an ultimate understanding of the overall structure of Scripture and an answer to the question: Why is the entire Bible built upon the Number 22?
The ancient Rabbinical tradition calls Tav the Seal of God, the Seal of Truth, and the Seal of Creation. Rabbi Ginsburgh, in his article on Tav , identifies the seal as truth (אמת, emet), spelt with the first, middle, and last of the sacred letters. He then says:
The last letter or seal of the word emet, “truth,” itself – the seal of G-d’s seal – is the letter tav, simple faith, the conclusion and culmination of all twenty-two forces – letters – active in Creation.
Could the truth shine forth more plainly? Could God have made it any simpler? For nearly two thousand years the truth of God has been lifted high upon the steeples of Christian churches throughout the world. It is the sign of the Cross!
See the BibleWheel.
Shiva and Krishna
Shiva is strongly connected to the bull, and Krishna through mastering the bull.
|Shiva and Nandi||Krishna fighting the demon||Krishna and Radha with the cows|
Gilgamesh and Enkido
Gilgamesh and Enkido battles The Bull of Heaven, the old Luciferic powers, sent by Ishtar (Inana). She reminds of a consort of Shivas, see Killing the Bull of Heaven. Here the original texts of the fight: Gilgamesh fight with the Bull.
EL is used for “The God” in many parts of the Middle East, and it’s also known as the bull:
Ēl is called again and again Tôru ‘Ēl (“Bull Ēl” or “the bull god”). He is bātnyu binwāti (“Creator of creatures”), ’abū banī ’ili(“father of the gods”), and ‘abū ‘adami (“father of man”).
He is qāniyunu ‘ôlam (“creator eternal”), the epithet ‘ôlam appearing in Hebrew form in the Hebrew name of God ’ēl ‘ôlam “God Eternal” in Genesis 21.33. He is ḥātikuka (“your patriarch”).
Ēl is the grey-bearded ancient one, full of wisdom, malku (“King”), ’abū šamīma (“Father of years”), ’El gibbōr (“Ēl the warrior”). He is also named lṭpn of unknown meaning, variously rendered as Latpan, Latipan, or Lutpani (“shroud-face” by Strong’s Hebrew Concordance).
Another name was Marduk
According to The Encyclopedia of Religion, the name Marduk was probably pronounced Marutuk. The etymology of the name Marduk is conjectured as derived from amar-Utu (“bull calf of the sun god Utu”). The origin of Marduk’s name may reflect an earlier genealogy, or have had cultural ties to the ancient city of Sippar (whose god was Utu, the sun god), dating back to the third millennium BC.
In the perfected system of astrology, Jupiter was associated with Marduk by the Hammurabi period.
Marduk seems more like Krishna as he wins the fight over the old goods:
In Enûma Elish, a civil war between the gods was growing to a climactic battle. The Anunnaki gods gathered together to find one god who could defeat the gods rising against them. Marduk, a very young god, answered the call and was promised the position of head god.
To prepare for battle, he makes a bow, fletches arrows, grabs a mace, throws lightning before him, fills his body with flame, makes a net to encircle Tiamat within it, gathers the four winds so that no part of her could escape, creates seven nasty new winds such as the whirlwind and tornado, and raises up his mightiest weapon, the rain-flood. Then he sets out for battle, mounting his storm-chariot drawn by four horses with poison in their mouths. In his lips he holds a spell and in one hand he grasps a herb to counter poison.
First, he challenges the leader of the Anunnaki gods, the dragon of the primordial sea Tiamat, to single combat and defeats her by trapping her with his net, blowing her up with his winds, and piercing her belly with an arrow.
Then, he proceeds to defeat Kingu, who Tiamat put in charge of the army and wore the Tablets of Destiny on his breast, and “wrested from him the Tablets of Destiny, wrongfully his” and assumed his new position. Under his reign humans were created to bear the burdens of life so the gods could be at leisure.
Marduk was depicted as a human, often with his symbol the snake-dragon, which relates both to Shiva, Krishna and Lucifer. See also Brunnen von Christus.
In the Mithras Mysteries we have the same story:
In the Mithras Mysteries there was represented, as an impulse towards the future, the picture of man raising himself out of the entanglement of matter and thus becoming Mithras, the vanquisher of the bull, a true Michael.
See Ita Wegman
Marduk is compared to Jesus here: Marduk and Jesus. similarities