Christmas as most Christians knows it, is a colonialized patriarchal theft by the Church who stole it from traditional indigenous shamanic cultures from Siberia and Nordic countries of Norway, Finland Lapland, and the Arctic Circle and rebranded this ancient pagan tradition of SOLSTICE as the concept of “Father Christmas” which was originally MOTHER CHRISTMAS or The SUN GODDESS returning.
Yes, there is no real Santa Claus/ Father Christmas but there was a Mother Christmas.
Long before Santa and Rudolph led his sleigh of flying reindeer, it was a female reindeer who drew the sleigh of the Sun Goddess at Winter Solstice. How illogical that a father Christmas brought gifts and the return of light at the Winter Solstice—it was “Mother Christmas,” the ancient Deer Mother of old. She who has always flown through winter’s longest darkest night with the life-giving light of the sun in her horns.
From the British Isles, Scandinavia, Russia, Siberia, across the land bridge of the Bering Strait, she was a revered spiritual figure associated with fertility, motherhood, regeneration and the rebirth of the sun (the theme of winter solstice). Her antlers adorned shrines and altars, were buried in ceremonial graves and were worn as shamanic headdresses. Her image was etched in standing stones, woven into ceremonial cloth and clothing, cast in jewelry, painted on drums, and tattooed onto skin. Reindeer were often shown leaping or flying through the air with neck outstretched and legs flung out fore and aft. Her antlers were frequently depicted as the tree of life, carrying birds, the sun, moon, and stars.
And across the northern world, it was the Deer Mother who took flight from the dark of the old year to bring light and life to the new. Sorry Rudolph, but the male reindeer shed their antlers in the winter, it is only the doe who retains her antlers as she is the one who leads the herds in winter. Ever since the early Neolithic period, the female reindeer was venerated by Northern people. She was the “life-giving mother,” the leader of the herds upon which they depended for survival, and they followed the reindeer migrations for milk, food, clothing and shelter.
The SAMI people where what we think of shamanism originates were one of these cultures that honored the “life-giving Deer Mother” of the indigenous people of the Nordic countries. Beaivi is the name for the Sun Goddess associated with motherhood, the fertility of plants and the reindeer. At Winter Solstice, warm butter (a symbol of the sun) was smeared on doorposts as a sacrifice to Beaivi so that she could gain strength and fly higher and higher into the sky. Beaivi was often shown accompanied by her daughter in an enclosure of reindeer antlers and together they returned green and fertility to the land. She is a parthenogenesis Goddess.
Many other winter goddesses of Northern legends were associated with the solstice. They took to the skies led by a bevy of flying animals. Saule, origin of the word SOL in the Lithuanian and Latvian Goddess of the Sun. She flew across the heavens in a sleigh pulled by horned reindeer and threw pebbles of amber, symbolizing the sun into chimneys.
Many historical explorations of the pagan origins of Christmas observe the link between Santa’s garb and the red and white amanita mushroom ingesting shamans, few mention that it was female shamans who originally wore red and white costumes trimmed with fur, horned headdresses or red felt hats! The ceremonial clothing worn by medicine women healers of Siberia and Lapland, was green and white with a red peaked hat, curled toed boots, reindeer mittens, fur lining and trim. Totally ripped off by Christians for Santa Claus.
From the Orkney Islands off of the U.K “On Helya’s Night, translated later as HOLY NIGHT just as the children had once been committed to the protection of a goddess, ancestor, or the female deities known as the Disir, the ceremony became Christianised and the “mother” was naturally equated with the Virgin Mary, Christ’s mother.” from http://www.orkneyjar.com/tradition/yule/yule3.htm
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