Geeky Historical Christmas Facts 10

We’re on the 10th of December, which means part 10 of our historical Christmas facts! And today’s pic is the lovely Primrose Proper’s Christmas Fairy act from our Myths and Legends show, Dec 2012 by Miss Moth 

Fact #10 concerns the 25 December…

Ancient Romans had three celebrations around this time: Saturnalia (mentioned in an earlier post involving Lord OF Misrule) a feast for Saturn, the god of agriculture; Juvenalia (traditionally held around the solstice) a feast honoring the children of Rome and for some Romans (those of higher status) the birthday of Mithra, the god of unconquerable sun, was the most sacred day of the year. Mithra was born of rock and was an infant god whose birthday was December 25.

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