(Original post by Hylean)
But that's my point. You have done neither of those well.
Nowhere near well enough for it to make a viable argument.
You make the same mistake that Frazier did in The Golden Bough
. You think that any similarity is a sign of a direct link, through borrowing, absorption, etc. It doesn't have to be. Most scholars these days are wary of such a broad-scale comparative approach.
Having a similar motif does not connect them. For a start, Mars was the son of Juno alone, with no connection to Janus. If you are going to try and use that as a reason, you first have to connect Mark to Mars beyond a similarity in name. So they both have keys... Not really a strong enough connection. In Greek and Norse mythologies there are examples of bound giants, but scholars are highly wary of linking them together.
Having a nickname descended from a Greek translation of a Semitic language (the word "kefa" that his name comes from being Syriac, only distantly related to Egyptian) makes it a bit of a stretch to stick him into Pagan mythology. Unless you want to suggest that anyone called Freyja these days is clearly an example of a pagan goddess? You assume that such things didn't happen back then as well?
If you're going to use etymology, at least do it properly. You forget that the OT
was translated into Greek and thus "Peter", which the English version of the Greek "Petros" is actually a translation of the word used in the original document, which can be traced back to Syriac, as mentioned above. So it's not a corruption of "pater" in the slightest.
In fact this entire section reads as a polemic against such baseless connection drawing. It seems so over the top and ridiculous and weak. Especially the bit about the Flood and Aquarius, which doesn't make any sense whatsoever. I do believe this is meant to be a parody.
Zeus was never called "Zeus-Pater".
Again, this appears to be a parody of such connections. It looks ridiculous and you have in no way shown that "Petra" is related to "Petros".
Cock crows a few times in Norse mythology too.
All your evidence is weak at best
. Either your scholarship is abyssmal or this is intended to be a critique of such scholarship. I can only hope for the latter.