Re: virus: Happy Birthday Sun/Son
Mon, 11 Nov 96 09:18:16 GMT

Eva wrote:

> On Tue, 28 Aug 1956, David Leeper wrote:
> > ...and, accordng to "The Golden Bough", Jesus's
> > his birthday was orginally Jan 20th! It was
> > moved to Dec 25th in order to take over the
> > celebrations of, drum roll please, Lucifer!,
> > the Sun God.
> Hello? I just finished reading _The Golden Bough_, and while I noted
> the date change and its purpose being to subsume pagan winter solstice
> celebrations, I did not see any mention of Lucifer's name in this context,
> nor am I familiar with Lucifer being referred to as a 'Sun God'.
> Certainly he is identified with a star, and with certain aspects of Light,
> but the equation star=sun is surely a modern reading from the new
> understanding of stars as distant suns (rather than sun, moon, and stars
> being separate and disparate sources of light). Now, I did read the
> abridged version, not the original 13-volume set, so maybe Lucifer was
> mentioned as a sun god in the latter, and if so, I will accept a pointer
> and be suitably chastened.
> Eva

I was also recently informed that Lucifer was the "angel of the stars". I can
see the connection between the stars and the sun, but the pagan religion has
different Gods for all different kinds of natural occurrences. As far as I
know, the pagan term for the Sun God, is the "Horned Hidden One", but that
might be my memory not working properly - I'll check tonight, and confirm.

Reccommended reading: Pauline and Don Campanelli, "Ancient ways"
"Rites of Passage, the
Pagan wheel of life."

Richard Jones
"We are the New Breed,
We are the Future."