According to anthropologist Edward Carpenter (1, pp 19-20), religions developed from ancient, primitive societies based on the worship of nature. In particular, most religions derive from the observations of
Sun Worship Worldwide
Sun worship the basis of many religions throughout ancient and subsequently, modern day society. Although it has evolved after the deification of the moon, the sky, and the earth, solar worship is prevalent throughout the world. The only two places that are not known to have a solar god are China and Oceania (2, pp 302-3).
The Sun Gods in various pantheons are as follows:
Sumerians: Utu; Babbar
Semetic Babylonian: Shamash
Phonecia and land of Canaan: Baal (with Ashtaroth/Astarte), Melkarth, Shamas, Adoni, Moloch
Syria: Tammuz, Elagabalus
Moabites: Baal-peor, Chemesh
Babylonians and Assyrian: Bel (Mylitta), Shamas (Annuit)
Medes and Persians: Ormuz, Mithra
Hindus: Mitra, Mithra(s), Krishna
Greece: Adonis (Venus), Hercules, Apollo in Delphis (Diana), Iesus
Rome: Sol, Jesus
Banks of the Euphrates: Belus
Although Christmas is a Christian holiday, Christmas is based on the universal practice of honoring the Solstice. The Solstice (sol is sun, while stice is stand) . As the Sun travels around the Earth, there are four cardinal points that indicate the season. When the Sun is at the Southern most point of the Earth (the South Pole), we know we have reached Winter- the days are shorter and the nights are longer. The Sun then stands still for three days, and then begins its ascent on the fourth day. This correlates to the Winter Solstice beginning 12/21, standing still from 12/22-12/24, and beginning its ascent (rise) on 12/25. Thus, Christmas represents the Rising of the Sun or the Birth of the Son, Christ.
Saturnalia is an ancient, pre-Christian winter festival celebrating the coming of the Capricorn season, which is associated with Saturn. In Roman mythology, Saturn (meaning to sow) is the God of Structure, Order, and Organization. He brings peace through the establishment of government, rules, and ordinances. In Greek mythology, he is Chronos, Father Time, who ate his children. Father TIme eating his children represents the past eating the future, or the old maxim "Time Waits for No One".
Saturnalia is a celebration that promotes good will towards all men. The servants and the rich switch places, the servants are catered to by their masters. Gifts were given, particularly those less fortunate than others.
Constantine, in his efforts to subjugate the Romans under "Christian" dogma, placed the birth of Jesus during the Solstice celebrations to make it easier for the Romans to adopt the "new religion". However, this does not negate its origin, which is indigenously ours.
Christmas is Moorish. It is Kemetic (for its story resembles that of Heru). It is Hindu (for its story resembles that of Krishna).
The Mystery of Santa Claus
Santa Claus is an amalgamation of ancient Germanic/Norse deities, including Wotan, Odin, Donor, and Thor. His colors are red and white because he associated with the aminata mushroom, a red and white mushroom found underneath the evergreen green tree. Reindeer are sacred in Nordic culture, as they provide food, clothing, and shelter.
Santa's sleigh is the Big Dipper- it is the chariot of Thor, Wotan, Odin, and even Ausar. During "Christmas", the Big Dipper circles the North Pole, the home of the previously mentioned deities.
The Mushrooms are linked to Nordic mythology, as Thor's mushroom-shaped hammer hits the ground and causes thunder and lightening. The thunder and lightening are said to be the source of the Mushroom. In battle, Wotan's bloody saliva hits the Earth at the same point that the mushroom is born.
Rudolphs red nose comes from the effects of the mushroom itself. The amanita mushroom is said to have psychedelic effects because it is comprised of DMT; it stimulates the pineal gland. Also, it turns ones face red upon ingestion.
Christmas is astrological and it is your ancient Moorish tradition. Islam, and Merry Christmas
My name is Selah Li-Bey, and I am an educator, astrologer, and lover of nature and life.
Oya & Yemoya Astro
This is my astro blog- I choose this name because Yemoya is the orisha-energy that is influenced by the element of Water and the Moon. I am a Cancer Sun with a Scorpio Moon. After years of studying my chart, I have learned how to embrace and work with all my energy. To learn moor about me, select the button below.