Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Dies Natalis Solis Invicti

Iucundissimum festum Nativitatis exopto, plenum laetitae atque felicitatis vobis et vestris.

LATIN HOLIDAY SONGS: The Latin holiday songs for today are: Procul in Praesaepi, a Latin version of "Away in a Manger," along with Missus Gabriel de coelis and also Triumphi Regis, a Latin version of the Polish carol, "Triumfy Króla niebieskiego."


Anonymous said...

The name Sol Invictus does nor refer only to Jesus Christ but, during the late Roman Empire, was used also for other divinities such as, for instance, Aion, Jupiter and the emperor Elagabalus itself. Furthermore, Sol Invictus was often associated with the important cult of Mithra.

See: http://senador.deviantart.com/art/THE-ANCIENT-CULT-OF-MITHRA-335117798?q=gallery%3Asenador%2F18555730&qo=5

Laura Gibbs said...

If you look at my Roman calendar widget, the holiday listed for December 25 is this holiday; I made no claims about Jesus Christ, so I am not quite sure what the point is here of your comment. Normally I put the date in the subject line of the blog post; this time, I put the Roman holiday name instead.