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The Neoplatonic philosopher Porphyry took an allegorical view of the Saturnalia. He saw the festival's theme of liberation and dissolution as representing the "freeing of souls into immortality"—an interpretation that Mithraists may also have followed, since they included many slaves and freedmen. According to Porphyry, the Saturnalia occurred near the winter solstice because the sun enters Capricorn, the astrological house of Saturn, at that time. In the Saturnalia of Macrobius, the proximity of the Saturnalia to the winter solstice leads to an exposition of solar monotheism, the belief that the Sun (see Sol Invictus) ultimately encompasses all divinities as one.
originally posted by: beansidhe
a reply to: Wifibrains
You should, dowse and see where you end up!
The site is marked by the ‘Minster Triangle’, the triangle is formed by three ancient healing wells. Excavations of the wells found artifacts that proved the wells...
That's interesting, the wells formed a triangle. It reminds me of this:
I don't know why, but this stone seems to suggest that the triple disc is cutting the crescent (moon?) in three.
originally posted by: Wifibrains
a reply to: Gordi The Drummer