By Erik S.
Yule -¬†Dec 21st/22nd
The festival was presently about associated with the life initiation of additional propelled in years Pagan divine creatures like Oedipus, Theseus, Hercules, Perseus, Jason, Dionysus, Apollo, Mithra, Horus and even Arthur with a cycle of origination, destruction and recovery that is moreover outstandingly close to that of Jesus. It can barely be an event that the Christians, moreover used this time of year for the origination of Christ, mysteriously going along with him.
The foundation of the maxim Yule, has various proposed roots from the Old English word, ge√µla, the Old Norse word j√µl, a freethinker festival celebrated at the winter solstice, or the Anglo-Saxon word for the festival of the Winter Solstice, “Iul” vitality ‘wheel’. In old ordered registries Yule was spoken to by the picture of a wheel, passing on the possibility of the year turning like a wheel, The Great Wheel of the Zodiac, The Wheel of Life. The spokes of the wheel, were the old festivals of the year, the solstices and equinoxes.
The winter solstice, the restoration of the Sun, is a noteworthy pivotal turning point, as it signify the most concise day, when the hours of light are in any occasion. It in like manner the start of the augmentation in the hours of light, until the Summer Solstice, when dimness gets ascendant once more.
Yule is significantly created in the cycle of the year, it is the seed time of year, the longest night and the most restricted day, where the Goddess at the closure of the day transforms into the Great Mother and considers new Sun King. In an excellent sense it is on this the longest night of the winter, ‘the dull night of our souls’, that there springs the new begin of trust, the Sacred Fire, the Light of the World, the Coel Coeth.
Fire festivals, praising the revival of the Sun, held on the Winter’s Solstice could be ran across all around the matured planet. The Roman festival of Saturnalia was held on the winter solstice, appendages of evergreen trees and fences may decorate the house, endowments where exchanged and commonplace business was suspended. The Persian Mithraists held December 25th as blessed to the origination of their Sun God, Mithras, and lauded it as a triumph of light over cloudiness. In Sweden, December thirteenth was blessed to the Goddess Lucina, Shining One, and was a celebration of the return of the light. On Yule itself, around the 21st, campfires were lit to refinement Odin and Thor.