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Christmas is an interesting holiday. It is an annual festival, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. Yet, instead of Jesus we normally see this guy below.

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In the US we call him Santa Claus. Other countries and cultures have their own names for the guy. The rumor says that he is somehow related to Saint Nicholas, who was born (allegedly) in 270 and died in 343 AD. Very little is known about the historical Saint Nicholas. The earliest accounts of his life were written centuries after his death and contain many legendary elaborations. St. Nicholas was born in Patara, Lycia, an area that is part of present-day Turkey.

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KD: at some point, he apparently moved to the North Pole and became Santa Claus. How do we know that? Wikipedia told us so. Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, is a legendary figure originating in Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved ("good" or "nice") children on Christmas Eve (24 December) and the early morning hours of Christmas Day (25 December).

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With exactly zero proof of the Christ having been born on December 25th, we have a few of the other Gods to ask for when they were really born.
  • HORUS An Ethiopian-Sudanese God, born 25th December, by a Virgin around 3,000 before Jesus.
  • BUDDHA A Nepal God, born 25th December, by a Virgin around 563 before Jesus.
  • KRISHNA An Indian God, born 25th December, by a Virgin around 900 before Jesus.
  • ZARATHUSTRA An Indian God, born 25th December, by a Virgin around 1,000 before Jesus.
  • HERCULES A Greek God, born 25th December, by a Virgin around 800 before Jesus.
  • MITHRAS A Persian God, born 25th December, by a Virgin- 600 before Jesus.
  • DIONYSUS A Greek God, born 25th December, by a Virgin around 500 before Jesus.
  • THAMUZ A Babylinian God, born 25th December, by a Virgin around 400 before Jesus.
  • HERMES A Greek God, born 25th December, by a Virgin around 200 before Jesus.
  • ADONIS A Phoenician God, born 25th December, by a Virgin around 200 before Jesus.
Winter Solstice
Not sure, but we could have the three wisemen and the Sun (or Son) God enjoing the Bethlehem Sirius Star.

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Celebration
So, how did people celebrate Christmas prior to the 19th century? What songs did they sing, and what attributes of Christmas did they use? In the US we associate Jingle Bells with Christmas. It was written circa 1857 and was meant for the Thanksgiving.

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KD: Jesus was not born in December. There was no Santa Claus prior to the 19th century. Christmas songs appear to be attributed to the 19th century as well. So, what is Christmas and how did our ancestors celebrate Christmas between (for example) 1st and 16th centuries? What are we really celebrating?

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St. Nicholas the Wonderworker Saint_Nicholas

On December 6 we celebrate St. Nicholas Day in Bulgaria. What is this holiday and is it really dedicated to a Christian saint, as the church convinces us? According to tradition, St. Nicholas of Myra was born on March 15, 270 in the city of Patara, Lycia. He died on December 6, 343 at the age of 73 in the city of Myra (Lycia), where he was buried in the Basilica of St. Nicholas in the same city. From the city of Myra and the region of Lycia, it bears the name of Myra, with which it is known among Christian circles and the day of his death was declared a feast of the saint. But why does his image stand on the first row of icons, on the altars of Orthodox churches, along with those of Christ, the Mother of God, the Evangelists, St. Elijah and other important biblical characters? How does he deserve this place, unless someone else is hiding under his image and name? We will reflect on this today.

First let's look at St. Demetrius Demetrius of Thessaloniki
The name of the saint comes from the two mitres worn by the ancient Egyptian god Horus on his head. He is the bearer of the white miter as the ruler of the kingdom of heaven, but after the victory over his uncle Seth, the gods give him the red miter. It is a symbol of the rulers of the earthly kingdom and used to stand on Seth's head. Thus one of the epithets of the god Horus was "Di mitri", or the bearer of two mitres.
Hence the name Dimitar, and it is not from some Christian saint.

St. Nicholas the Wonderworker Saint_Nicholas
It is the same with the name Nikola. In its Greek form, it consists of the names Nikao (I defeat) and Laos (people). Thus, in Russia the name is Nikolai, but in Bulgaria and Ukraine it is Nikola (Mikola). Why does this saint bear this name? What kind of winner is in the people, or in God, if we assume that the suffix after "nikao" is ila, el, la, which is to say God?

John 16:33 Jesus says:
"I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”

Here is a real winner of the people who can deservedly bear this name.
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The name Nicholas, as well as the name of St. Dimitar is a nick name of Christ. The name Mirlikiiski (in Bulgaria and Russia) probably comes from "mir" (bulgarian and russian word peace and world) and "Lik" (HORO, dance, rejoice). The world had reason to rejoice and be glad after the Messiah, Christ, appeared in it, who would help all who believed in him to attain immortality.

Another epithet is St. Nicholas and he are a Miracle Worker. According to legend, he performed many miracles, but the most famous miracle of them is the rescue of the three virgins. It is also available as an option: Saving the three children, Saving the three innocent from death, etc.

The salvation of the three virgins
Legend has it that St. Nicholas helped a man with three daughters who had lost his wealth. In the days in which they lived, women could not marry without a dowry, and they were in danger of being forced into prostitutes. When their father decided to sell one of his daughters, suddenly someone changed her destiny. Of course, it was the saint who tossed a purse of coins through the window and left without waiting for retribution, without being discovered by anyone. The same thing happened for the second and third daughters - one purse each, with the help of which the girls managed to get married. The third time the merchant ran after the stranger who threw the money at him, ran after him breathlessly, the moment he almost caught up with him, saw in him the messenger of God, realized that only he could be, only the world could be unexpected. a gift that saved him from sin. Since then, St. Nicholas has been revered as the protector of property and money.

According to one version of the legend, St. Nicholas threw the bags of coins not through the window, but through the chimney. They fell into the socks stretched out to dry on the fireplace. Thus began the tradition, popular in North America and Western Europe, of leaving Christmas stockings in which the good old man places his gifts. (from Internet)

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"St. Nicholas saves three innocents from death" - a painting by Ilya Repin (1844-1930), 1888

Why are there exactly three virgins, children and innocents, and not one, for example?

HERCULES Hercules
Let's find the answer in Greek mythology. According to her, the eleventh (and in my opinion the twelfth) feat of Heracles was to take the golden apples from the garden of the three Hesperides. They are nymphs, daughters of the titan Atlas and the nymph Hesperides. They lived in the far West of the globe, where an apple with golden fruit grew. Hercules killed the hundred-headed dragon Ladon. And here, as well as in the miracles of St. Nikolai has other versions. According to one of them, the Egyptian king Busirid planned to kidnap the beautiful Hesperides and hired pirates. They attacked the Hesperides in their garden, but Hercules saved them by killing the robbers. In gratitude, they gave him the golden apples.

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Bronze bust of Heracles of Chirpan (Bulgaria), holding the three golden apples of the Hesperides in his left hand.

Similar statuettes of Heracles, or of the Roman emperor Commodus (who experienced himself as a reborn Heracles), are found in many places in Bulgaria. It is no secret to many that many of the ancient Greek deities are of Thracian origin and Heracles is one of them. In these legends the different from the miracle of St. Nikolai is just that the hero receives as a gift three golden apples. The name Heracles, Hercules in Roman mythology is composed of two words. The first is the name of the god Horus-Herr, and the second word is Cleos. Cleos (Greek: κλέος) is the Greek word that translates as "fame". It is related to the word "to hear" and carries the meaning of "what others hear about you." The Greek hero wins Cleos by doing great deeds.

Hercules (Heracles) means the Glorious Choir, Her and is the epithet of Christ.

Now I will answer the question: "What are these virgins, why exactly three and why was it necessary to save them?"

In Hinduism, there are three gunas, three delusions that keep people captive to matter. They call them TAMAS, RAJAS and SATTVA. I will convey them as Osho describes them in his books. He calls them IGNORANCE (nescience), PASSIONS (Desire to possess), and EGO (Desire to manifest oneself in the name of Good). In India, the subjects of these gunas fall into groups called CASTI. There are four castes, but there is also a podcast called CHANDALA. The others are SHUDRI, VAYSHI, KSHATRIYA and BRAHMANI. Due to their ignorance, many people do not have any property (SHUDRA) and work for the VAYS. VAYSHE are owners of land, shops, workshops, factories ... They have defeated IGNORANCE and are slaves to the second guna - PASSIONS. Under the rule of the third guna - SATTVA are those of the third caste - KSHATRIYI. Here are all the rulers. The winners of the three Gunas are the BRAHMANS. They are not subject to delusions and only teach others how to move to a higher caste and become like them.

The three Gunas, these are the three virgins, children, innocently convicted, whom St. Nicholas released, and Heracles for this receives the three golden apples of the Hesperides. Do not think that this teaching is purely Indian. It is also present in Christianity.

Jesus' temptation in the wilderness was a kind of test that he had already subdued the three Gunas and had become Brahman. Only then did he begin to preach his teachings among the people.

In the apocryphal Gospel of Philip, Jesus teaches his disciples:
"At home, the owner has accumulated everything: children, slaves, cattle, dogs, pigs, wheat, barley, straw, grass, bones, meat and acorns. But he is wise and knows everyone's food: in front of the children he has put bread and (olive oil and meat); in front of the slaves he put (castor oil and) wheat; of cattle is (thrown barley) and straw, and grass. He threw bones at the dogs, and (at the pigs) he threw acorns and crumbs of bread. So is the disciple of God. If he is wise, he understands discipleship. The bodily forms will not deceive him, but will look at the state of everyone's soul and talk to him. Many animals in the world have the shape of man. When he recognizes them, he will throw acorns at the pigs, he will put barley and straw and grass on the cattle, he will throw bones at the dogs, he will give sprouts to the slaves, he will give the children the perfect thing. ”

Jesus calls the people of the SHUDRA caste "livestock." Like cattle, they work for the owner and receive only food and shelter. The Vaishyas are the dogs, the Kshatriyas are slaves (of the ego), the BRAHMANS are children.

You see, everything is like in India, but the Christian church has thrown away and destroyed everything that can help man get out of the animal world and conquer the Material World.

St. Nicholas is also recognized as Santa Claus (Christmas) and every Christian is waiting for Christmas Eve (the night before Christmas) to bring him a gift. What real gift can he bring to those who are waiting? To the SHUDRI - to become VAYSHI, to the VAYSHI to become KSHATRIYA, and to the KSHATRIYA to become BRAHMANI. How many Christos are born at Christmas? The church teaches us that he is the only one who was supposedly born before 2020. This is her biggest lie. In each of us sleeps a Christ who expects to receive the three golden apples and, like Chorus, the son of Osiris to return to Isis.
 
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Ok but what about peering past the veil of Patriarchy & recognize these three virgins (which means woman unto herself) as Maiden, Mother, Crone?

we gotta stop discounting the fact that women have been oppressed by this society for so long that we just assume all of these old religions had no female influence.

I recommend you read some Marija Gimbutas.
 

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In Bulgarian we call old grandmother Baba. The Great Mother is also called Baba. If we remember "Ali Baba and 40 robbers" with the cave, we will guess that Ali (El = God) + Baba (Mother). This is the Virgin Mary. In Bulgaria we have a holiday on March 1. It's called "Baba Marta". Is this the Virgin Mary? Ali Baba's cave? Isn't this treasure Jesus Christ?
 

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The Vatican has attempted to destroy the Divine Feminine for the last 2000 years or so since the Vatican's inception in Rome and Constantinople.
Most druids were women, hence the witch hunts and book burnings and inquisitions.
The PTB don't want women to regain matriarchal power, the world standard in Prediluvian times I believe.
The feminine creational force in the cosmos is called "Kaa."
 

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In Bulgarian we call old grandmother Baba. The Great Mother is also called Baba. If we remember "Ali Baba and 40 robbers" with the cave, we will guess that Ali (El = God) + Baba (Mother). This is the Virgin Mary. In Bulgaria we have a holiday on March 1. It's called "Baba Marta". Is this the Virgin Mary? Ali Baba's cave? Isn't this treasure Jesus Christ?
Baba Yaga?
 
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