In their religion a male Heaven-god 'inpregnated' with his semen (rain and dew) a female Earth-goddes so she could bear fruit. In addition to getting presents from baby Jesus on Christmas Eve, Mexican children receive gifts from the three wise kings (Reyes Magos) on January 6. Dramatic evidence has revealed the presence of Siddhartha Gautama, the man who became Buddha, as far west as Persia. According to the Syrian tradition however, the names of the Magi are Larvandad, Hormisdas, and Gushnasaph. All disclosed in John Allegro's book: The sacred mushroom and the cross. It is also customary to eat Rosca de Reyes, which is a wreath-shaped fruity bread baked with a figure of baby Jesus inside. Our open community is dedicated to digging into the origins of our species on planet earth, and question wherever the discoveries might take us. Nevertheless, other numbers are provided by other traditions. The ‘Dynastic Race’ and the Biblical ‘Japheth’ – Part I: After the Deluge, The Disturbing True Story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Streets in major cities are packed with food stalls, gifts, and outdoor parties. Festivities officially start the evening before Epiphany, on the night of Then - in Roman times - (St.) Paul came; he was a Jew from Anatolia with Roman citizenship which was very important to him; he collaborated with the Romans. The wise men believed Herod when he claimed that he desired to go and worship the new-born king as well. And that first gospel that puts Jesus on earth has historical errors in it, errors about Jewish life and geographical errors. It’s a totally fabricated story along the lines of Jewish and other popular religions of those days. These men were said to have come from Persia, India and Babylonia respectively. While the hustle and bustle of Christmas ends for many people on Dec. 26, throughout Christian history Christmas lasts for twelve days – all the way until Jan. 6. Nevertheless, the story of the Magi’s visit is not found in all four of the canonical Gospels. These cakes have a tiny clay or porcelain statue of baby Jesus hidden in the cake. We seek to retell the story of our beginnings. The remains of the Magi were then transferred to Cologne Cathedral, where they have remained, behind the high altar, ever since. The three kings day in Mexico is a religious celebration, which symbolizes the arrival of the wise men; Melchor, Gaspar and Baltazar to the place where the baby Jesus was born.. (Excuse my imperfect English.). Or maybe even to serve the Empire (read: the Roman emperor, the senators and other members of the Roman aristocracy). [Online]Available at: http://www.cologne.de/what-to-do/the-cologne-cathedral.html, I am a university student doing a BA degree in Archaeology. Additionally, the names given to these Biblical figures differ based on tradition. Faithful dressed as the three Magi (the Three Wise Men) gather in St. Peter's Square during the Feast of the Epiphany attend the Pope Francis' Angelus blessing on January 6, 2016 in Vatican City. Many Hispanic communities in the U.S. celebrate Three Kings Day with many different traditions including parades and performances. Puerto Rican Traditions. On a vase in the Kircher Museum, eight Magi are shown. In short: centuries before the beginning of our calendar - which calendar was created in midieval times (AD) in respect to the supposed 'date' of Jesus birth - Jewish lands were occupied by foreign powers: first Egyptians and then from the 9th or 8th century BCE the Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Macedonians and finally Romans. Norimitsu Odachi: Who Could Have Possibly Wielded This Enormous 15th Century Japanese Sword? In an underwater investigation in Fuxian Lake, Yunnan Province, China, started on June 13, 2006, archeologists discovered remains of a group of huge ancient buildings at the bottom of the lake. Three Kings Day, or “Feast of the Epiphany,” is celebrated in many parts of the world and marks the day on the Christian calendar when the magi brought gifts to the baby Jesus. Finally, myrrh, which is typically used as a preservative, symbolizes that Jesus was mortal and would die for our sins in the future. It is the biggest feast in some areas in Macedonia. in the Jewish temples/synagogues. In Spain and many parts of Latin America, January 6 is the most important day for exchanging Christmas gifts. And lo and behold: Paul's sect very fast became the most popular. The account in Matthew’s Gospel regarding the visitation of the Magi is as follows: Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem… When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.