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Compendium of World History - Volume 2
Herman L Hoeh   
Church of God

Born: 1928
Died: November 24, 2004
Ambassador College: 1947
Ordained: December 20, 1952
Office: Evangelist

Chapter IX:


   Nearly everyone has heard of the ancient pagan Greek and Roman gods and goddesses. But almost no one knows that they were originally great rulers of Italy.
   The whole modern Christian world has been influenced by Roman Catholicism. The story in pre-Roman times was the same. Instead of paganism spreading to Rome from Greece, it really spread from Italy to Greece.
   It was the vogue of the last century to ridicule the myths of Rome and of Greece. The gods and goddesses were regarded as mere human inventions — rigments of the superstitious madness of the ancients. To admit that they were originally flesh-and-blood human beings would have been tantamount to admitting the reality of the Bible. For several of the heroes-made-god of ancient Italy are characters of the Bible.


   There is a very special reason that Italy became the home of religious apostasy in the West. The pagan mystery religions had a very special problem confronting them in Italy. They had to counter the teachings of Noah!
   Yes, Noah appears as a ruler in the early history of Italy! Noah lived both sides of the Flood. He knew what life meant. Apart from him the whole human family would have been wiped from off the face of the earth. The world's religious leaders knew that if they were to succeed they must, in some way, counterfeit, in Italy, the teachings of Noah — just as later they were to counterfeit the teachings of Christ. The parallel is exact.
   To counterfeit Christ, they took Christ's name and labeled their superstition "Christian." They began to worship Christ. "This people honoreth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. But in vain worship they me, teaching for doctrines commands of men" (Mark 7:6-7).
   To subdue the doctrines Noah preached, they made a pretense of following him — claiming they were doing what he commanded them, claiming to do it by his authority. And when Noah died they began to worship him! They called him, in their mysteries, Janus — the one who could look into both worlds because he experienced the worlds on either side of the Flood.


   The history of Italy was preserved down to Roman times. Not until the Middle Ages was it allowed to die a natural death. What could not be disproved was left undiscussed. The scholarly world soon forgot the records in its possession. Those who did take note of them began labeling them as recent inventions — just as they did the history of every other nation. Now let us open the pages of Italian history and see what really occurred in ancient Italy.
   The history of Italy opens — as might be expected — with human government beginning at the Tower of Babel. Italian history begins immediately after the Flood — with the land without inhabitants for 108 years. The first family to settle in Italy, according to ancient history, was Gomer. But why should this be so unusual, when one considers the contemporary history of Spain?
   Gomer's children generally passed eastward out of Europe into Asia. Archaeology traces the movements of the earliest cultures of the children of Gomer from southern Europe into Asia. (See the previous chapter on the history of Spain under the family of Togarmah.)
   Because Gomer was the earliest hero this side the Flood to populate limited areas of Europe, it became a Middle-Age superstition to label all the people of Europe the descendants of Gomer. Most Bible maps are so labeled today. But they are wrong. In the very first chapter, on the history of Germany, is proof that Shem's descendants now inhabit Western Europe. The fiction that Gomer was the ancestor of these people was deliberately, and knowingly, invented to cloak the identity of the House of Israel and of the Chaldeans and Assyrians. The Germans do not want their identity known to the world. Nor do the Chaldeans. And the House of Israel wants to believe it is Gentile.
   Now to continue the history of Italy as preserved to us from the same sources which give us German, Spanish and early British history.
Patriarchs, Rulers and
Kings of Italy Years Dates

Uninhabited after the Flood. 108 2369-2261

Janus (Noah) plants colonies 33 2261-2228
in Mediterranean. Janus was
also called Vertumnus because
through him the seasons
continue in their cycle.
Noah exercised authority in
the period that both Shem
and Heber appear dominant on
the world scene elsewhere.

Gomer — his son Ashkenaz 58 2228-2170
(Ochus) succeeded him.

Ochus, son of Gomer. 50 2170-2120

Camese (Ham) 19 2120-2101

Janus (Noah again) 82 2101-2019

Cranus Razenus, son of Janus 54 2019-1965
or Noah — Shem; the name
means the crowned one, and
father of many races or peoples.

Aurunus, son of predecessor — 43 1965-1922
Aram — from whom descended
the Ausonians or Uzites.

Tagus Ormah (Togarmah), son 42 1922-1880
of Gomer. Togarmah augmented
and established a religious
system which came to be called
the "rites of Janus." Here was
an early parallel of the later
pagan attempt to establish its
religion on the world in the
name of Christ. Togarmah
obtained the designation Malot
because he AUGMENTED — the
meaning of malot — the pagan
rites. Is it not significant
that those lands most filled
with hideous pagan superstition
are the very areas settled by
the sons of Gomer and especially
Togarmah — Tibet and
Siberia? The Tibetans acquired
their rites from Italy!

Sicanus, son of Togarmah. 30 1880-1850
His wife was Ceres, who was
worshipped as goddess of
agriculture. It was her ideas
which encouraged priests of
the pagan religion to support
themselves by living off the
agricultural labor of others.
Sicanus left only a daughter,
Proserpina, who was married
to Orcus, king of the Molossi
in Epirus. Thereafter the
government passed to petty
kings or Tyrants.

Reign of Enachi Tyrants. 30 1850-1820
This period corresponds in
part to the time of the African
invasion of Spain. Their
overthrow was recorded in Greek
myth as the war with the giants.
Were these sons of Anak?

Osiris Apis 10 1820-1810
Osyris of Egypt drove out (or 12) 1820-1808
tyrants and reigned in their
stead. He is Sendi, King of Egypt.

Lestrigonians, sons of 45 1810-1765
Neptune, the son of Osiris. (or 43) (1808-1765)
For last ten years of his
reign Hercules warred
against Lestrigo.

Heracles, Seir the Horite 30 1765-1735
in Scripture; called "Oron"
— the Horite — in Spanish

Tuscus, son of Heracles. He 27 1735-1708
drilled people in art of war.

Alteus, son of Tuscus. 7 1708-1701

Hesperus, brother of Atlas. 11 1701-1690

Italus Atlantus Kittim. 19 1690-1671
(See history of Spain for his
identity.) Atlas left only a
daughter Roma (or Electra);
she was therefore of the
family of Abraham through
Keturah's son Midian, according
to Josephus and the
records of Spain.

Morges, a prince of the 20 1671-1651
Morgetae in Italy.

Cambon, son of Blasco, called 50 1651-1601

Corito or Corythus. Married (33) jointly (1634-1601)
Roma (Electra) daughter of with Roma
Atlas Kitim; she was the
concubine of a Jupiter. Sammes'
"Britannia Antiqua Illustrata"
is of major assistance in
clarifying Anderson's "Royal
Geneologies" during this
period. See also "Historia" by
Bartholome Gutierrez, page 165.

Jasius 50 1601-1551
A descendant of Jupiter, but
not from Electra. In the year
1601 the throne of Britain
had become vacant and Jasius
was chosen to fill the vacant
throne in Britain. From
Britain he ruled all Celtica
and Italy. At his death the
throne of Britain was separated
from Italy. The royal line
continues in Italy thus:

Corybantus. 48 1551-1503
Corybantus was the son of
Jasius and Cybele. He and
his mother divided Italy into
12 provinces and set over them
12 rulers, after which they
retired into Phrygia. A few
Israelites were fleeing from
Egypt at this period due to
persecution by the Egyptians.

Tyrrenus migrates with 51 1503-1452
Lydians from Asia Minor.
   After his reign the unity of Italy ceased. Not until the rise of the Roman Republic did all the numerous tribes in Italy again become united under one government. Hereafter the history of Italy is the story of the Kings of the Tuscans and of Kittim. The history parallel to the Kingdom of Etruria will be presented after that of the Tuscans.


   The story of Etruria or Tuscany is essentially the history of those invading nations who dwelt in Italy, but were not descended from Kittim. The people of Etruria were a heterogeneous group of tribes.
Kings of the Tuscans Lengths of Reign Dates

Tharcon I 23 1452-1429
(34) (1452-1418)

Abas 15 1429-1414
(15) (1418-1403)

Olanus 21 1414-1393
(23) (1403-1380)

Veibenus 42 1393-1351
(48) (1380-1332)

Oscus 34 1351-1317
(17) (1332-1315)

Tharcon II 46 1317-1271
(44) (1315-1271)

Tiberinus, expels Pelasgi 30 1271-1241
from Italy in time of
Jabin, king of Canaan.

Mezentius. 22 1241-1219
He was expelled for his
tyranny and fled to Cerytes
during the rule of Tharcon
III. Mezentius afterwards
aided Turnus against Aeneas.

Tharcon III 20 1219-1199

Ocnus Blanor 46 1199-1153

Pipinus 52 1153-1103

Nicius Fesulanus. 47 1101-1054
He expelled the Phoenicians
from the isle of Corsica,
and built the city of Nicea.

Piseus. 52 1054-1002
He is credited with several
inventions. This is the
era of Solomon and world
wide growth in culture and
in foreign trade.

Thuscus 39 1002- 963

Amnus 25 963- 938

Felsinus. 43 938- 895
He built Felsina the
metropolis of the Tuscans.

Bon 28 895- 867

Atreius 27 867- 840

Marsias 18 840- 822

Etalus 39 822- 783

Coelius 21 783- 762

Galerius Arbanus Lucumo 20 762- 742

Lukius 25 742- 717

Cibitus 82 717- 635

Lucumo Clusinus 58 635- 577
King Tarquinus Priscus of (or 38 to the time (635- 597)
Rome wasted Tuscany about of struggle
596, but at their entreaty with Rome.)
a peace was concluded in
584, By this peace they gave
to Tarquin a crown of gold,
an ivory chair, a sceptre
with an eagle at the end of
it, a purple robe embroidered
with gold, a gown and 12 axes,
which Tarquin received with
the senate's consent.

Rhaetus 20 577- 557
He gave name to the Rhetians,
a people of the Alps. King
Serbius Tullius of Rome
triumphed three times over
the Tuscans, who were at
last forced to submit.

Hyellus 44 557- 513

Porcena Clusius 58 513- 455

Tolumnius Laertes 24 455- 431

Eques Tuscus 40 431- 391

Livius Fidenatus 48 391- 343

Elbius Tuscus 32 343- 311

Turrenus 41 311- 270
A major blow was struck,
beginning in 285, against
Etruria. The king
surrendered his government
to the Romans. So closed
the independent history of
the Tuscan tribes in
Etruria, many of whom now
scattered into neighboring
regions. Subordinate
princes continued as follows
until the reign of Emperor

Titus (Tito) 40 270- 230

Volturrenus 48 230- 182

Cecinna 56 182- 126

Menippus 46 126- 80

Menodorus 36 80- 44

Mencenate 56 B.C. 44 - 13 A.D.

Seinao 23 13- 36

Scevino 33 36- 69

Otho Torentius (the 1 (actually 69
Emperor Otho) ruled only 3
months —
Jan. 15-Apr. 19, 69)


   Meanwhile the descendants of the children of Kittim were being ruled over by descendants of the family of Abraham. The famous woman Electra or Roma was daughter of Atlas Kittim. Josephus reveals Atlas to have been Epher, Abraham's grandson. His daughter is called the concubine of Jupiter (see Icelandic history earlier in this volume), From Electra, who later married Cambon, came a line of rulers who were later accounted gods or divine heroes. The list carries us down to the coming of Aeneas of Troy, recorded in Volume I. All these royal lines were related to the family of Abraham.

List of Kings Length of Reign Dates

Roma, previously concubine 46 1634-1588
of Jupiter.
Romanessus, son of 79 1588-1509

Picus 57 1509-1452

Faunus 30 1452-1422

Annus 54 1422-1368

Vulcan 36 1368-1332

Marte (Mars) sometimes 23 1332-1309
referred to as Janus.

Saturn, arrived from 36 1309-1273
Crete in 1331.

Picus, sometimes called 34 1273-1239

Faunus the younger. 24 1239-1215

Latinus (Lateinos) 38 1215-1177
   The year 35 of Latinus was 1181-1180. Aeneas of Troy arrived that year (see Dionysius of Halicarnassus, I, 44). In year 38 (1178-1177) Latinus died and Aeneas succeeded — by the Roman non-accession year system.
   To conclude the surprising early history of Italy, here is a slightly different mode of reckoning the earliest rulers. Anderson's "Royal Genealogies" records, from documents extant in the sixteenth century, the lengths of reigns from the time of Shem's settlement of colonies in Europe. That event may be dated from the "Bavarian Chronicle" to 2214. Gomer 127 (2214-2087); Janus or Noah 45 (2087-2042); Sabatius Saga, a son of Cush who fled Armenia via Germany to Italy, 31 (2042-2011); Cranus 61 (2011-1950); Arunus 41 (1950-1909); Malot Tages 38 (1909-1871); Sicanus 30 (1871-1841); Tyrants 38 (1841-1803); Osyris 10 (1803-1793); Lestrigo 33 (1793-1760); Hercules 30 (1760-1730); Tuscus 35 (1730-1695); Alteus 20 (1695-1675); Atlas Italus Kittim 16 (1675-1659); Morges 9 (1659-1650); Camboblasco 50 (1650-1600); Jasius 49 (1600-1551); Coribantus 41 (1551-1510).
   Coribantus and his mother set twelve princes over twelve provinces and departed to Phrygia in Asia Minor. As Coribantus is otherwise assigned a total of 48 years (1551-1503), his 41-year reign indicates that the twelve princes governed the last seven years of his reign (1510-1503).

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