are both traditional birth dates in the Dionysian myth and simply represent the period of the winter solstice. Hugh Rahner (139-140) remarks: We know that Aion was at this time beginning to be regarded as identical with Helios and Helios with Dionysus...because [according to Macrobius] Dionysus was the symbol of the sun...
Indeed, the winter-solstice date of the Greek sun and wine god Dionysus was originally recognized in early January but was eventually placed on December 25, as related by ancient Latin writer Macrobius (c. Regardless, the effect is the same: The winter sun god is born around this time, when the shortest day of the year begins to become longer. ) discussed the birth of the god Aion, son of the Greek goddess Persephone or Kore ("Maiden"), at the time of the winter solstice. He is made to appear small at the time of the winter solstice, when upon a certain day the Egyptians take him out of the crypt, because on this the shortest day of the year it is as though he were a little child....
Wong noted that people who are currently fleeing Myanmar are still subjected to violence, though killings have gone down in recent months."With very few independent aid groups able to access Maungdaw district in Rakhine, we fear for the fate of Rohingya people who are still there," she said.
Samaritan's Purse, one of the largest evangelical humanitarian aid organizations in the world, which is helping with medical efforts in Bangladesh, told The Christian Post earlier this month that the aid workers have heard many tragic stories from survivors, including teenage children going missing.
Ken Isaacs, vice president of programs and government relations at Samaritan's Purse, told CP that the medical team has treated many patients with trauma from gunshots and landmines.
such stories can be duplicated over and over again.
(Hugh-Jones, 108) Using the scholarly Greek term parthenos, meaning "virgin," in (95) Dr.Macrobius transfers [this feast] to the day of the winter solstice, December 25.