Re: virus: Happy Birthday Sun/Son

David Leeper (
Mon, 27 Aug 1956 22:33:48 +0000

Eva-Lise Carlstrom wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Aug 1956, David Leeper wrote:
> > ...and, accordng to "The Golden Bough", Jesus's
> > his birthday was orginally Jan 20th! It was
> > moved to Dec 25th in order to take over the
> > celebrations of, drum roll please, Lucifer!,
> > the Sun God.
> Hello? I just finished reading _The Golden Bough_, and while I noted
> the date change and its purpose being to subsume pagan winter solstice
> celebrations, I did not see any mention of Lucifer's name in this context,
> nor am I familiar with Lucifer being referred to as a 'Sun God'.
> Certainly he is identified with a star, and with certain aspects of Light,
> but the equation star=sun is surely a modern reading from the new
> understanding of stars as distant suns (rather than sun, moon, and stars
> being separate and disparate sources of light). Now, I did read the
> abridged version, not the original 13-volume set, so maybe Lucifer was
> mentioned as a sun god in the latter, and if so, I will accept a pointer
> and be suitably chastened.
> Eva

I may be wrong about the name. I read the book five years ago. It _was_
a Sun God though.

David Leeper
Homo Deus  
1 + 1 != 2