The winter solstice (for the northern hemisphere) takes place on 22nd December, the day when the Earth’s axis is tilted furthest away from the sun. It is the shortest day of the year and is meant to mark the beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere. But it is also a time of hope because the days begin lengthening again as spring is coming.
Ancient civilizations around the world thought this was worthy of great celebration
In addition to the festival of Saturnalia, the Romans had another celebration: that of the "birth of the unconquered or unconquered sun" (Natalis Solis Invicti), which was celebrated every December 25, according to various documents from Roman times.
PRAISE OUR SUN GODDESS
The Romans had another festival around the same time – Dies Natalis Solis Invicti (birth of the invincible sun). This was dedicated to the sun god, justice, and war. He was heavily associated with the Roman sun god Sol. Emperor Aurelian declared that 25th December was the birthday of the ‘Unconquerable Sun’ and it was a festival mostly celebrated by upper-class male Romans.
How often i think of the Roman empire?
What Was Yule?
Christmas with the Yule Log’ by Alfred Henry Forrester
Other than Saturnalia, one of the festivals that had a huge influence on Christmas was Yule. Celebrated largely by the Norse people in northern Europe, many of the old Yule traditions have become Christmas traditions today. The celebrations lasted for 12 days and huge bonfires were lit. Feasting and drinking were a big part of the celebrations. The night before Yule was called Mother’s Night. The Yule tree was decorated around the time of the winter solstice and the Yule log would be lit so that families could feast and be merry by the fire all night. The Yule ham was a huge aspect of this celebration since the boar was sacred to the pagan god Freyr. The Christians have appropriated many of these traditions to celebrate Christmas.
Another important pagan holiday during the winter solstice was the birthday of the Greek god Dionysus. The Greek god of wine was celebrated with wild revelry, feasts, drunkenness, and merrymaking over 12 days. His birthday was supposed to be on 25th December. The festival was called Bacchanalia and was one marked by wildness and excess.
In Finland, the sun goddess Beiwe was celebrated during this time. She was said to ride on a SLEIGH made of reindeer bones and pulled by a WHITE reindeer. she was a precursor to Santa Claus...
The Slavic people too had their own winter solstice festivals. Karachun is a pagan holiday that is celebrated in honor of the black god Chernoborg. Very similar to Samhain and Halloween, this was the day when all Slavic gods associated with darkness and decay were most potent. However, THE WHITE SUN GOD Dažbog, the god of the Sun, son of Svarog, brother of Perun. The Lord-Giver. is resurrected the next day and triumphs again. Ancient Slavs lit fires in cemeteries and crossroads on this day to keep their loved ones warm. Feasts were organized to honor the dead and feed them.
Happy Hearth's Warming Eve! Love to (You) and Celly who will scorch me this summer.
Hi, vrilpony! It's always awesome to see old friends.
Happy hearth's warming everypony! Much fortune and happiness to all!
Happy Hearths Warming everyone!
Oh yes i was about to greet all the ones that live insouthern hemisphere like me and i will say that eventho we should be celebrating SUMMER solstice due to the geographical and diametralically opossite side of the world position, we share something too...
the heat of her yonic apoteosic back side? ok not that but the heat of her beloved sun :
according to earth axis we are Celebrating Litha, the Summer Solstice
The Midsummer Sabbat: Celebrate the Power of the Sun!
as the northern hemisphere celerates birth of the sun and shortest day of the year , we southern hemisphere celebrate the FULL power of the sun and longest day.
ENJOY THIS SONG ABOUT IT:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcAf8O-VWDE
lolnow i realize that pic:
"hello, do you have a minute for the word of Celestia?" <3
>The Longest Night of the year
And then, for no reason at all, Luna became Nightmare Moon.
yes. because after the dakest night the invincible SUN is inevitable