Harking Back: The Ancient Pagan Festivities in our Christmas Rituals

Harking Back: The Ancient Pagan Festivities in our Christmas Rituals

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feasting and drinking have always been associated with practically every festival of every culture in every period, so it is not surprising that today we continue this. However I think it would not be wrong to say that what we celebrate now is actually Geol (pronounced Yule) since there is only a faint nod these days towards anything to do with a birth in Bethlehem. From the Norsemen we get the gifts down the chimney idea, as Odin Allfather was said to gallop through the sky on his eight legged horse Sleipnir at this time of the year. Children would put hay for Sleipnir in their boots and stand them by the hearth, and Odin would drop gifts through the smoke holes of the dwellings.
Later, (Bishop) San Nichlaus became, because of his secret generosity, associated with this aerial gift giving and his name transmogrified into Santa Claus.
There is very little new under the sun. Push the yule log into the fire, please, and pass the mead !

The Saturnalia was a festival and worship of the Birth of the Sun. Baal is the sun god. In ancient Egypt he was the 36th highest god of the zodiac. He was symbolized as the magic square of 36 which add us up to a total of 666. The sun god in Assyrian (Nimrod of Babel was Asserian) is Lucifer the fallen Zeus/Apollo/Bull Sat-an.

Jesus was not born in December.

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