posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 09:22 PM
Yes as i said in my post there will be many different interpretations of the origins of Santa Claus, However the article you posted is based on St
Nicholas himself, My theory was to point out the idea behind a man who comes in winter bearing gifts and how because of a poem a modern interpretation
came about which is still accepted on the whole today.
I'm sure a lot of these interpretations are based like many other myths on a little truth, I took the myth back almost 10,000 years to a time before
organized religion, and mostly based on how traditions and practices of ancient people have been taken and combined with ideals, im sure St Nicholas
was a very nice person, and loved by many, it does not alter the fact that the modern day Santa Claus came about by the Clement Moore poem, and where
he got the idea for that poem, the only myth involved in my post is the myth of the fat man in a red suit flying through the sky with reindeer.
I based my post on mostly facts IE the Shamanistic practices which are still carried out to this day, when mind altering fungi are used to travel
(allegedly) to the Spirit world to visit the Great Spirit, it is still a fact that the Shaman went into a trance like state (got high) and when they
came out of the trance like state they had new songs, dances, and new stories, which where gifts to their people not just children,just like modern
traditional Christmas and the giving of gifts, Santa Claus ( St Nicholas)did not fly until after Clement Moore Published his poem, Hence the thread
title, the idea came from somewhere and it ties into his life as a scholar, and his imagination as a poet.
It is the same with almost all religious festivals they came from ancient Pagan ritual and traditions.