Other deities not born on Dec 25

Other deities not born on Dec 25 December 26, 2008

I know my readers are far too intelligent to think Jesus was the first deity not born on December 25. Regardless, here’s a list of some other deities that have claimed Dec. 25 as their own. It includes:

  • Horus (c. 3000 BCE)
  • Osiris (c. 3000 BCE)
  • Attis of Phrygia (c.1400 BCE)
  • Krishna (c. 1400 BCE)
  • Zoroaster/Zarathustra (c. 1000 BCE)
  • Mithra of Persia (c. 600 BCE)
  • Heracles (c. 800 BCE)
  • Dionysus (c. 186 BCE)
  • Tammuz (c. 400 BCE)
  • Adonis (c. 200 BCE)
  • Hermes
  • Bacchus
  • Prometheus

A busy day in the life of the gods!

[Update: Removed Buddha, which is on the list but doesn’t appear to be correct.]


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