Sunday, December 25, 2016

The winter soltice, the Christmas, the Yule, the celebration of the rebirth of the sun and life

During the winter solstice christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ but before the Christian invasion of the world ancient people celebrated the birth of the sun and the beginning of a new cycle of life. They set wood on fire believing the holly fire will erase all hat was bad in the year that is over  and will bring back to life the god of the sun, to start a new life cycle of nature.
Jesus was not born in this period and christians have stolen the ancient tradition and legends, replacing the sun with Jesus.
This is my drawing of the essence of this ancient winter solstice holiday, the idea of (re)birth of life from the fire, the beginning, the begnning of a new cycle of the sun and life and the north star, represented in the popular culture as an 8 point star, an ancient shepherd symbol

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