Heliopolis: The City of Saturn

"The ankh appears  frequently in Egyptian  tomb paintings and  other art, often at the  fingertips of a god or  goddess in images that  represent the deities of  the afterlife conferring  the gift of life on the  dead person's mummy" 

"The letter A in the word Ankh  stands for Atum-Re  "In the Heliopolitan creation  myth established in the sixth  dynasty, Atum was considered  to be the first god, having  created himself, sitting on a  mound (benben) (or identified  with the mound itself), from  the primordial waters (Nu).  Early myths state that Atum  created the god Shu and  goddess Tefnut from spitting  her out of his mouth"

  "He is generally represented in  human form and as the source  of the Pharaoh's power he  wears the double crown of  Egypt- red for Lower Egypt,  White for Upper Egypt and he  also carries a tall cross, the  symbol of eternal life." 

Model of Heliopolis from the Brooklyn Museum, New York City, NY
     Heliopolis (Greek: Ἡλιούπολις,  "City of the Sun" or "City of  Helios" was one of  the oldest cities of ancient  Egypt  The name Heliopolis is of  ancient Greek origin,  Ἡλιούπολις, meaning city of  the sun as it was the principal  seat of sun worship to Re- Atum or Atum-Re, "the  evening sun".

 Originally, this  ancient city was known by the  Egyptians as Iunu, from the  transliteration ỉwnw,  probably pronounced *Āwanu,  and means "(Place of) Pillars".

Benu (Bennu):  Egyptian phoenix usually  depicted as a heron, but also  as a peacock or an eagle. The  Bennu was linked with Atum  Re.  The brilliantly red and  golden plumed Bennu was the  sacred bird of Heliopolis.  Identified as a heron with its  long straight back and head  adorned at the back with two  erect feathers, the Bennu was  later named Phoenix by the  Greeks.

     The most important temple in  Heliopolis was the “Mansion of  the Benben“, also known as the  “Mansion of the Phoenix“. In the  middle of the Temple in an open  courtyard, stood an Obelisk, on  top of which sat the “Benben  Stone“. The Benben stone looked  like a small Pyramid.  The Benben Stone was seen as  the solidified Seed of Atum, the  Stone of Creation. It was on this  stone that the Phoenix or Benu  Bird would return every 12.594  years and place its new Egg. At  that moment a new Era of  Mankind was started. The Benu  Bird came from the ‘Isle of Fire’,  the mythical place where the  gods were born.

     Another important  Artefact of Heliopolis  was the sacred Ished  (Persea) Tree, The Tree  of Life, the Seat of the  Benu Bird. The Tree was  protected by the great  Cat, a Symbol of Ra.

     Some New Agers believe  that The Phoenix is  looking for the Benben  Stone to lay down its  New Egg that will trigger  a New Era of Mankind,  the Age of Aquarius, the  Water Bearer.

 "In archaic copies of Plato's  Timaeus, the word for the  planet Saturn is Helios, the  "sun" god. Popular Greek  traditions identified Saturn as  Kronos, alter ego of Helios, and  Kronos is said to have ruled  "over the pole"  "Diodorus of Sicily reported that  the Chaldeans called Cronos  (Saturn) by the name Helios, or  the sun, and he explained that  this was because Saturn was the  most conspicuous of the  planets."

Atum-Re was the god of 
Helios (Heliopolis)

Atum-Re is Saturn

Saturn is Satan

Circus of Nero

Present day Circus of Nero, Vatican City

The Obelisk (Height: 83 feet Weight: 331 tons) in Vatican  City was originally erected at  Heliopolis by an unknown  pharaoh of the Fifth dynasty of  Egypt. The Emperor Augustus  had it moved to the Julian  Forum of Alexandria, where it  stood until year 37 A.D., when  Caligula ordered the forum  demolished and the obelisk  transferred to Rome. He placed  it in the center of the Circus,  where it would preside over  Nero's countless brutal games  and Christian executions.