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Merry Christmas

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Happy Birthday to the Sun Gods

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Happy Birthday to the Sun gods

Ra: Egyptian
Apollo: Roman
Helios: Greek 
Mithras: Persian and Roman
Lugh: Celtic

Baldur (Norse)
Freyr (Norse)
Jesus: Christianity

Huitzilopochtli (Aztec)



Friday 13: Knights Templar

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What does Friday the 13th have to do with Masonry? It’s a long twisted connection, and I’ll take a look at this today.
The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (Latin: Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Solomonici), better known as the Knights Templar, was one of the most famous of the Christian military orders. It existed for about two centuries in the Middle Ages, created in the aftermath of the First Crusade of 1096, to ensure the safety of the large numbers of European pilgrims who flowed toward Jerusalem after its conquest. The Templars were an unusual order in that they were both monks and soldiers, making them, in effect, some of the earliest "warrior monks" in the Western world. Members of the Order played a key part in many battles of the Crusades, and the Order's infrastructure innovated many financial techniques that could be considered the foundation of modern banking. The Order grew in membership and power throughout Europe, King…

World AIDS Day

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A message from Dr. Asclepius Today is World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988. Today, many scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition. But despite this, people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others from HIV, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with HIV. World AIDS Day is important as it reminds the public and Government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.
HIV Fact:

HIV stands for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is a virus which attacks the body…

Happy Thanksgiving

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I posted the creation of the season: Persephone and Hades getting together without her mother, Demeter knowing. This post is from Demeter's point of view.   Demeter is Greek Goddess of Agriculture, Nature and Harvest. The goddess Demeter is one of the most generous of the great Olympian goddesses.  The Goddess Demeter is beloved for her service to mankind in giving them the gift of the harvest, the reward for cultivation of the soil. Demeter was credited with teaching humans how to grow, preserve, and prepare grain. Demeter  was responsible for the fertility of the land.
She and her sisters, Hera and Hestia, was the only one of the Greek goddesses who was involved on a day-to-day basis in the lives of the common folk.  While other gods occasionally "dabbled" in human affairs when it suited their personal interests, or came to the aid of "special" mortals or demigods they favored, the Goddess Demeter was truly the nurturer of mankind. Demeter also was the only …

Defender of the Innocent: Thor

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Like the superhero version, this Thor is the God of Thunder and carries a magical hammer, which has awesome strength and flies back to after being thrown. Unlike his comic-book and movie counterpart, Thor has a big beard and travels in a cart drawn by goats. Thor is also a fierce protector of humanity and the world.
Thor is the son of Lord Odin and the Earth Mother Jord. Due to his parentage, he has a strong connection with both the sky and earth. He is always loyal to his father and his kin. In times of strife, he was first to defend his fellow Gods and their home. Carrying the legendary hammer Mjollnir, he is larger than life in every possible way.
Thor is a large muscular Viking type man with fierce determined eyes. He has fire red hair and a beard to match. He is the quintessential Viking: brave and undefeatable on the battlefield, inexhaustible in the bedroom and jovial over a few cups of mead. When at peace, Thor is a kind and good-natured God. However, he is often volatile and…