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  •  Mithras is the reason for the season (3+ / 0-)
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    renbear, bigjacbigjacbigjac, cynndara

    For Mithras Day, we have roast beef and red wine, ideally Egri Bikaver.  The gravy is poured from one of those cow-shaped creamers, and we wear the red caps with the white ball thingy removed.   As it happens, I was born in the Year of the Ox so I have some suitable tchotschkes to decorate the table.  

    I researched Mithraism and this is the best we could do without the DIY butchery part.  As it was a mystery religion, nobody is too certain of what went on besides the barbecue and the hats.

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold...The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity" -W.B. Yeats

    by LucyandByron on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 10:55:18 PM PST

    •  Jesus Attis Dionysus Osiris Baal Frey: all dudes (2+ / 0-)
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      RebeccaG, NonnyO

      but it's really a festival in honor of the Goddess Mother.

    •  Mithras, Sol Invictus (0+ / 0-)

      Luminus Mundi, Luminus Deii, Alexikakos, Salvator.

      My teacher in the mysteries would keep the Solstice Fire all night, until the last coal could be presented to the morning sun.  I find that I'm getting too old and tired to do this any more, as I've had to work far too many Solstices or days after.  But I keep Solstice as the religious holiday, and Christmas, when all the Mundanes are celebrating, is the Day Off.  In keeping with this custom, tonight I will be drinking eggnog and rum while watching Dr. Who with my apprentices.

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