Tuesday, 15 December 2009

The Christmas Spirit

A time to remember the Winter Solstice Gods

Mithras, Horus, Attis, Dionysus the son of Zeus, Tammuz, Hercules, Perseus
Helios, Bacchus, Apollo, Jupiter, Sol Invictus
Saturn—Old Father Time, the Holly King —Celtic god of the dying year, Grandfather Frost— Russian winter god, Thor —Norse sky god who rides the sky in a chariot drawn by goats, Odin/Wotan —Scandinavian All-Father who rides the sky on an eight-legged horse, Frey (Norse fertility god), & the Tomte —a Norse Land Spirit known for giving gifts to children at this time of year


  1. Great pictures! I especially like the one of Saturn (?) riding his goat - a bit like a grumpy santa :D

  2. I think the guy with the crow is probably Odin.

    Which proves that all Norse Gods look like Santa. Sign me up...