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desember 24, 2008

Santa eller Satan?

«In newly Christianized areas where the pagan Celtic and Germanic cults remained strong, legends of the god Wodan were blended with those of various Christian saints; Saint Nicholas was one of these. There were Christian areas where Saint Nicholas ruled alone; in other locations, he was assisted by the pagan Dark Helper (the slave he had inherited from the pagan god Wodan). In other remote areas . . . ancient pockets of the Olde Religion controlled traditions. Here the Dark Helper ruled alone, sometimes in a most confusing manner, using the cover name of Saint Nicholas or ‘Klaus,’ without in any way changing his threatening, Herne/Pan, fur-clad appearance. (This was the figure later used by the artist Nast as the model for the early American Santa Claus)» (page 96).

«By absorbing such PAGAN FEASTS AND TRADITIONS, the Christian Church could subtly bring in its own theology: in this case, establishing the good Saint Nicholas, bringer of love and gifts, while grudgingly allowing the presence of the Olde Religion’s Herne/Pan, but only as a slave to Saint Nicholas. Thus, in parts of Europe, the Church turned Herne into Saint Nicholas’ captive, chained Dark Helper; none other than Satan, the Dark One, symbolic of all evil. . . .

In Holland and several other European countries, the Saint Nicholas figure is still highly esteemed. He appears as a tall, dignified, bearded, white-haired old man, dressed as a Catholic bishop, complete with cloak, mytre, and pastoral staff, a seemingly genuine Catholic saint, but with a bizarre, quite unsaintly habit of riding through the skies on a white horse, followed by his Dark Helper. It seems that our Catholic saint inherited some of these customs from the pagan god Wodan, who had also been a BEARDED, WHITE-HAIRED OLD MAN, also dressed in a hat and cloak, carried a staff (or spear), rode a white horse, and dragged along the same dark slave/helper on a chain» (p.97).

Fra boken «When Santa Was a Shaman: The Ancient Origins of Santa Claus & the Christmas Tree«. Se også «The Shocking Pagan Origin of Christmas» og «Santa Claus: The Great Imposter«.

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3 kommentarer
  1. devillefish permalink

    jeg har alltid vært redd nissen, så dette forklarer en hel del…Ta vare på dere…Joa


  2. Nissen er ikke ufarlig. Min overbevisning er at nissen er alle menneskers stamfar, han bodde på isen lenge før siste istid. Skjegget var for å beskytte mot kulde. Når isen smeltet måtte han flytte ned i sprekkene, hvor han traff bukken. De la sammen grunnlaget for en indo-europeiske menneskerasen og det finsk-ugriske språk.

    Se på alle dyrene med klover og se hvor lik det er din egen hånd. Vi er alle sønner av julenissebukker.


  3. kopmiayk Godfery permalink

    Santa Claus never existed in real life it was only an act used to make fun with kids at Christmas.


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