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PostAuthor: Morgan » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:18 pm

The Roman festival of Saturnalia ran for seven days and was known for its extravagant decadence. Slaves were allowed to meet their masters on equal terms. In this season of goodwill to all, the greeting was "Bona Saturnalia". The modern celebration of Christmas is a continuation of this mid-winter festivity.
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PostAuthor: Skywalker (Deceased) » Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:29 am

Great picture, Tylluan, but, in my ignorance, I have so many questions about it. The picture seems to reference so many other religions.

The "Bright Blessings" of the frame sounds Craft. He wears a tattered robe, like the Buddha. (The Buddha and early Buddhist monks wore "patchwork" robes.) His right palm seems to show a wound like the Stigmata of the Christ.

Wonderful picture.

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PostAuthor: Morgan » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:03 am

Jim, that is one of the reasons why I chose that picture. There is no such thing as a "pure" religion these days. Bits are taken from here and there, and on the whole, I don't view that as a bad thing. The picture tugged at me so I had to include it! Perhaps it wasn't suitable for the Saturnalia but I like it :D
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PostAuthor: Skywalker (Deceased) » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:15 pm

I'm glad the picture grabbed you, Tylluan. So many of your pictures just speak for themselves. I'm glad they're here.

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