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05 December

05 December is the feast of Saint Nicolas or Sinterklaas in the Netherlands. On the night of the fifth of December occurred a festival before the image of Core; it ended with bringing forth from beneath the earth the image of Aion, which was carried seven times around the inner sanctuary of Core’s temple. The image was then returned to its place below the surface of the earth. Epiphanius, in whose writings this Egyptian cult is described, identifies the virgin mother of this myth with the Greek Under-world goddess Core, as he does the virgin mother of Dusares, Chaabu of the Nabataeans. http://www.nisbett.com/holidays/christmas_pagan_parallels_to.htm
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