Happy/Merry Night of Yalda to all! Mithraic Winter Solstice–the Perso-Roman origin of Christmas

Happy/Merry Night of Yalda to all!
(Mithraic Winter Solstice–the Persian-Roman origin of Christmas)

Happy/Merry Winter Solstice/Night of Yalda to all!
(Mithraic Winter Solstice–the Persian-Roman origin of Christmas)

The worship of the Perso-Roman god Mithra dates back millenia.
God is known as Mitra in the Aryan-Vedic religions. Later this Persian God, became the most significant religion throughout the Roman empire and a strong predecessor and competitor with early Christianity, which borrowed many of its themes and symbols including the date for the birth of Christ. Some fun facts:

-Both Mithras and Christ are described as the Way, the Truth, the Light, the Life, the Word, the Son of God, the Good Shepherd.
-The virgin mother was merged with the virgin mother Mary.
-Petra, the sacred rock of Mithraism, became Peter, the foundation of the Christian Church.
-Mithra is a Mediator between God and man, Sky and Earth.
-Mithra was born of a Virgin.
-He has twelve satellites, the Sun’s disciples.
-Festivals are observed on Winter Solstice & Vernal Equinox (Christmas & Easter.)
-His symbol is the Lamb and he carry’s a lamb on his shoulders, just like Jesus.
-Both religions held Midnight services.
-Saint Peters church in the Vatican is built atop a Mithraim.

-Mithra was born on…December 25th!

 

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