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Hey, everybody! I’m naytlayt, and I’m here to tell you your mythological Moroscope!

If you’re wondering what a Moroscope is, then you’re keeping up! It’s sort of like a horoscope, but it’s not about stars. It’s about all the mythological and magical beings of the world, and how they connect to you through your birth date.

So, lets get started!

I’m back!

Hi,

I’m very sorry to have kept you waiting, but I have to sometimes catch up with my studies.  I have gotten involved with Simpson Street Free Press, Dane county’s teen newspaper also. You can check that out too.

I will write that Thoth post and a new one.

Thanks for following me.

Naytlayt

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Yemanya

Yemanya is an West African goddess who is said to have created the sea. She also protects women (especially pregnant women!) and children, and she grants wishes, too.

Yemaya-NewOrleansPeople honor her in Brazil, on December 31st. They set little boats and white flowers afloat on the sea, and each person makes a wish. If your wish is accepted, then Yemanya makes sure that your boat gets swallowed up by the waves. If the wish is not going to come true, than your boat will wash back up on shore.

Yemanya is also known as a very good mother goddess, for, as I said above, she protects children and pregnant women, and she even crossed the ocean to protect the Africans who were captured and brought to the New World.

Some Africans call her Yemoja, because her name is a shortened version of “Yey omo eja”, which means “Mother of the fish”.

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Special Christmas Article

December 25 is an important day in history, even from before the time of Jesus. There were many different people who were said to be born on December 25. For example, Mithras, Jesus and Horus. But we don’t actually know if they were. I have even heard that Jesus was born in the spring!

Most people in the Western world now celebrate Christmas. We get a Christmas tree every Christmas, and we give gifts.

Christmas is celebrated as Jesus’ birth, but before Jesus it was a celebration of the Winter Solstice, or Saturnalia. The Christmas tree was a decoration, and it was usually a pine tree, the only tree around the holiday season that stays green. The giving gifts part was, well, just giving gifts!

So, Christmas can be interpreted in many different ways. It’s all up to what you believe, but I just wanted to give you a boost on exploring the other ways of celebrating Christmas.

Best Holiday wishes,

Naytlayt

Contest results!

Hey, everybody!

The contest ended today, and I have the results!

Yay!

I randomly picked one of the creatures that you submitted, and it happened to be adam2on’s Thoth!

Since I promised that whoever won would get published, here is the original comment:

I really like Thoth. He is from Egypt. I read somewhere he’s like Hermes. He taught people lots of knowledge about how to be civilized. He is supposed to be the source of magical knowledge too.

Adams2on, congrats on your accomplishment. As I also said, the winning entity in this contest will be January’s Moroscope topic. So get ready to find out a lot more about Thoth!

Thank you all for participating! There will be more contests and games, so all of you will have many more chances to win!

Looking forward to it,

Naytlayt

 

Contest Time!

Since we are three days till Christmas, I was thinking I could give one of you a gift.  The idea is:

add a comment on this post with the name of a god, goddess, hero, or any other mythological being, and give a sort summary of what you know about it/him/her.

I will randomly pick one of the mythological beings from the comments.

The gift part is, the one that I pick will get posted on this blog as the creature for January! This contest is valid until Tuesday, December 25, 2012.

I look forward to some interesting beings by Christmas!

Yours truly,

Naytlayt

Horus and Jesus?

Everybody knows the story of Jesus … right? Then we just need a quick refresher:

Mary and Joseph were going to Bethlehem to pay their taxes. One night an angel came to Joseph and said that Mary was going to have a child.  The angel told him the child would be named Emmanuel. When they got to Bethlehem they checked at a couple of inns, but all of them were full. The last innkeeper they asked said there was no room left, but that he knew of a manger that was partly empty. He led them there, showed them around, and went back to his inn. That night Mary gave birth to her son, whom she named Jesus, the opposite of what the angel advised Joseph! According to the story, Jesus later became the savior.

So, now that all of you are refreshed, we can get to the point!

You guys have heard about Egypt, right? And you know that Egyptians had their own gods and mythology and everything. Well, one of their gods was called Horus, the god of the sky. It turns out that there are many similarities between him and Jesus! For example:

  • They were both born on the 25th of December.
  • They were both conceived by a virgin.
  • The mother of Jesus was Mary, and the mother of Horus was Meri.
  • Both of their births were announced by angels.
  • After Jesus’ birth, Herod tried to have him murdered, and the same thing happened with Horus, except that for him it was Herrut who tried to kill him.
  • Both of them were baptized at age 30.
  • Both of their baptizers were later beheaded.
  • Both of them had 12 disciples.
  • Both of them delivered a sermon on a hill or mountain.
  • They were both executed.

Convincing enough? For more examples visit:

http://framingbusiness.net/archives/232

There was also a god or hero named Mithras, who was also born on December 25 and had lots of similarities as well …

December is for Mithras!

December’s Moroscope:

December is for Mithras.

Mithras was respected and worshiped by ancient Indians and Persians. He was the messenger of truth in Zoroastrian or Persian mythology.

There’s not a lot that anybody knows about him, but, as I said in another post, we know he was pretty similar to Jesus and Horus. Here are some things that we do know about him:

  • He had 12 disciples (just like Jesus and Horus).
  • He was buried, and then three days later he rose from the dead.
  • His birthday was also December 25, and his mother was said to be a virgin.
  • He was known as the savior, and the son of God.
  • In rituals commemorating him, people consumed bread and wine, symbolizing his flesh and blood.
  • They celebrated his birth on the Winter Solstice (near December 25), and they celebrated his death and resurrection on the spring equinox (about the same time as Easter).

Finally, we know that when the myth of Jesus was beginning to spread, the myth of Mithras was already popular and ancient!

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