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  SolInvictvs
Mithras was born of the Earth in the shade of a sacred tree beside a sacred stream holding a knife and a torch.
Constantine was the personification of Deus Sol Invictus on earth, and he built a statue of himself with a crown of solar rays and holding a thunderbolt.
Sol Invictvs is usually depicted on coins as a youth wearing a radiate crown and cloak, holding a globe (symbolizing the world) and whip (used to drive the sun chariot).
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 Helios
On the Quirinalis, he was worshipped as Sol Indiges.
Emperor Heliogabalus[?] imported Sol Invictus ("the invincible son") from Syria.
Sol Invictus was designated the god of the Roman Empire.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Sol Invictus
Sol Invictus ("the Unconquered Sun") or, more fully, Deus Sol Invictus ("the Unconquered Sun God") was a religious title applied to at least three distinct divinities during the later Roman Empire: El Gabal, Mithras, and Sol.
Unlike the earlier, agrarian cult of Sol Indiges ("the native sun" or "the invoked sun" - the etymology and meaning of the word "indiges" is disputed), the title Deus Sol Invictus was formed by analogy with the imperial titulature pius felix invictus ("dutiful, fortunate, unconquered").
The religion of Sol Invictus continued to be part of the state religion until paganism was abolished by decree of Theodosius I on February 27, 390.
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 Sol - Encyclopedia.com
Aurelian later reestablished the worship and erected a temple to Sol in the Campus Agrippae.
The worship of Sol remained the chief imperial cult until the rise of Christianity.
A life of two halves Sol Campbells story is a modern-day Pygmalion raw talent took him from the East End to the highest level of international football.
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 The Sun: A Historical View and some Facts
Later on, Sol, was indentified with the greek sungod Helios who rode across the sky from morning to evening in his carriage pulled by seven snowwhite horses, and each had eight legs.
Sol in the norse mythology was a goddess, the Moon's sister, riding across the sky in her sun carriage pulled by two horses, Árvakr (the vigilant) and Alsvinnr (the fastest).
Sol is chased by a wolf that is going to eat her.
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 Sol Invictus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Sol Invictus ("the unconquered sun") or, more fully, Deus Sol Invictus ("the unconquered sun god") was a religious title applied to three distinct divinities during the later Roman Empire.
Unlike the earlier, agrarian cult of Sol Indiges ("the sun in-the-earth"), the title Deus Sol Invictus was formed by analogy with the imperial titulature pius felix invictus ("dutiful, fortunate, unconquered").
The religion of Sol Invictus continued to be a cornerstone of the emperors until Theodosius I's decree on Feb 27, 390 that only Nicene Christianity was acceptable.
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 Sol Invictus Summary
Sol was equated with Mithra, and as Sol Invictus Mithra was regarded as the most powerful and most immediate divine mediator between humans and the invisible majesty of the supreme god.
Thus Sol Invictus was the natural associate of the emperor, who ruled the earth as the vicegerent of the supreme god.
The words of the Christmas Mass in the Missale Gothicum hail Christ as Sol Iustitiae ("sun of justice"), while the traditional date of Christmas, first attested in the fourth century, is hardly unrelated to the fact that December 25 was celebrated as the birthday of Sol Invictus Mithra.
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 Sol Invictus
The Roman gens Aurelia was associated with the cult of Sol.
Christianity adopted some of the attributes of the Sol Invictus religion, as apparent in the first examples of Christian iconography, depicting Jesus Christ with solar attributes such as the radiated crown or, in a few instances, a solar chariot.
Sol Invictus had been adopted by the Church of Rome, as evidenced by Christ depicted as Apollo-Helios in a mausoleum discovered under St. Peter's Basilica and dated to 250
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 FAQ
It was the emperor Aurelian in AD 270-75 who pushed this development to its furthest point by elevating Sol Invictus to the rank of the official head of the pantheon in place of Iuppiter Optimus Maximus and even creating a parallel set of pontifices.
The figure of Sol with radiate crown appears on coins from Commodus, but is increasingly common from the mid-third century, just as the empire collapsed into internal chaos.
Constantine’s emphasis on Sol invictus was thus only to be expected at this date; and, if we can believe Eusebius’ description of what Constantine saw at the Milvian Bridge, it was closely connected with light, even if he interpreted it (later?) in specifically Christian terms.
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 Helios - Wikinfo
In earlier Greek Mythology, the sun was personified as a deity called Helios (Roman equivalent: Sol), driving a fiery chariot across the sky.
On the Quirinalis, he was worshipped as Sol Indiges.
Sol Invictus was designated the god of the Roman Empire.
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 BABesch - Bulletin Antieke Beschaving
Most earlier studies of both Sol Indiges and Sol Invictus are heavily laden with prejudice.
Scholars have consistently postulated a clear distinction between the Republican Sol Indiges and the Imperial Sol Invictus.
Sol Indiges is generally treated as a Roman sun-god, possibly with Sabine roots, while Sol Invictus is said to have been a totally different, oriental deity, imported from Syria.
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 Sol Invictus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sol Invictus festival ran from December 22 through December 25.
Eradicating the remnants of this much-celebrated pagan holiday is likely the reason why Christmas was picked by the early Catholic leaders as the birthday of Jesus Christ.
His chosen, the Solar Exalted, are the default protagonists of the setting.
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He was possibly worshipped as Sol Indiges in his temple on the Quirinalis.
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 the atrium | this day in ancient history feature: sol indiges
We know that Sol Indiges was some form of the Sun god, but after that we are 'in the dark', so to speak.
In regards to the epithet "Indiges", Scullard warns us of the controversy associated with what it means: "the Indigetes have been regarded as di minores (gods of limited function)", as 'native' (as opposed to foreign) gods, or as ancestral gods.
On Sol Indiges: H.H. Scullard, Festivals and Ceremonies of the Roman Republic (Ithaca, 1981), p 171.
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 Helios - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
The equivalent of Helios in Roman mythology is Sol.
A sun-god syncretism of Apollo and Mithras also referred to Sol Invictus was designated the god of the Roman Empire.
His epithet Phoebus 'shining' was later applied by Latin poets to the sun-god Sol also, perhaps from such connections as well as from its obvious appropriateness.
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 Helios - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
A sun-god syncretism of Apollo and Mithras also referred to as Sol Invictus was designated the god of the Roman Empire.
The play as a whole seems to have kept Helios separate from Apollo but in a speech near the end (fr 781 N²), Clymene, Phaethon's mother, laments that Helios has destroyed her child, that Helios whom men rightly call Apollo (the name Apollo here understood to mean Apollyon 'Destroyer').
The identification became a commonplace in philosophic texts and appears in the writing of Parmenides, Empedocles, Plutarch and Crates of Thebes among other as well as appearing in some Orphic texts.
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 Traditions of Men
Sol Invictus ("the unconquered sun") or, more fully, Deus Sol Invictus ("the unconquered sun god") was a religious title applied to three distinct divinities during the later Roman Empire.
Unlike the earlier, agrarian cult of Sol Indiges ("the sun in-the-earth"), the title Deus Sol Invictus was formed by analogy with the imperial titulature pius felix invictus ("dutiful, fortunate, unconquered").
Sol Invictus had been adopted by the Church of Rome as evidenced by Christ as Apollo-Helios in a mausoleum discovered under St. Peter’s Basilica and dated to 250, and, from the beginning of the third century, "Sun of Justice" was used as a title of Christ.
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 FORVM's Classical Numismatics Discussion Board Gallery
Sol Invictus – 12 viewsSol Invictus ("the undefeated Sun") or, more fully, Deus Sol Invictus ("the undefeated sun god") was a religious title applied to three distinct divinities during the later Roman Empire, El Gabal, Mithras, and Sol.
Christianity adopted some of the attributes of the Sol Invictus religion, as apparent in the first examples of Christian iconography, depicting Christ with solar attributes such as the radiated crown or, in a few instances, a solar chariot.
Sol Invictus had been adopted by the Church of Rome as evidenced by Christ as Apollo-Helios in a mausoleum discovered under St. Peter's Basilica and dated to 250[1], and, from the beginning of the third century, "Sun of Justice" was used as a title of Christ[2].
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Helios
The equivalent of Helios in Roman mythology was Sol, Latin for Sun.
The best known story involving Helios is that of his son Phaëton, who attempted to drive his father's chariot but lost control and set the earth on fire.
His epithet Phoebus "shining", drawn from Helios, was later also applied by Latin poets to the sun-god Sol.
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 SOL INVICTUS: NPR Radio / Cathedral of St. John the Divine To Observe the Day [Free Republic]
There actually was a study done of this (I can't find the details at the moment, though), and they determined that if all the splinters that have been claimed to be of the True Cross were put back together, it would create a cross only 1/3 of the size of the original.
My wife and I had the pleasure of walking out on Jesse Jackson during one of his rhyming rants there; I believe the occasion was his displeasure at the prospect of fls suffering disproportionate losses in the Gulf War due to their disproportionate representation in the Army or somesuch.
I suppose it's possible that the circle on Celtic Crosses is supposed to represent the sun, or is somehow descended from representations of it.
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 Bible Studies - Editorials
The emperor Aurelian (reigned 270-275) later reestablished the worship and erected a magnificent temple to Sol in the Campus Agrippae.
The worship of Sol as special protector of the emperors and of the empire remained the chief imperial cult until it was replaced by Christianity.
Conversely, there is no debate that the celebration of Sol Invictus was twice established as the "principle religion of Rome" by two separate emperors while Christmas did not become widespread among Christians until AFTERWARD in the late 3rd or early 4th century.
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 The Truth Behind StarGate: S
He was also called Sol Indiges ("Original/Native/Invoked") and may have been regarded as one of the divine ancestors of Rome.
As Sol Indiges, he had a shrine on the Quirinal with a sacrifice day on August 9.
270—275) made the cult of Sol Invictus the official religion of the Empire until the rise of Christianity with the reign of Emperor Constantine (r.
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 From Sabbath to Sunday
However, even granting that Sol indiges was not really indigenous to the Romans, the fact remains that it was regarded as a Roman god.
Sol Invictus Elagabal, on the other hand, was a popular cult with grandiose temples and during the rule of the young Emperor Elagabalus (A.D. 2 18-222) was made the official cult of the whole empire.
Ambrose (A.D. 339-397), Bishop of Milan, to counteract the widespread Sun-cult, frequently contrasts Christ "lumen verum et Sol iustitiae—true light and Sun of justice" with the "Sol iniquitatis—Sun of iniquity" (In Psalmos 118, sermo 19,6 CSEL 62, 425, 4f).
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 J.G. Frazer: Worship of The Sun V
In Latin calendars of the Augustan age, there is recorded, under the date of August the ninth, a public sacrifice to the Sun (Sol Indiges) on the Quirinal Hill.
If it implies that the Sun was reckoned among the ancient native gods known as Di indigetes, which we may render as Indigenous Gods, it proves that among the Romans the worship of the Sun was of immemorial antiquity, for the Di indigetes belong to the oldest stratum of Roman religion.
On this interpretation, which is the most obvious and natural one, the Indigenous Sun (Sol Indiges) is analogous to the Indigenous Jupiter (Jupiter Indiges), who had a sacred grove in Latium near the river Numicius, and whom Roman mythologists afterwards identified with the deified Aeneas.
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The spread of the Sol Invictus cult in the Empire led to the decline of the original Roman sun god, Sol Indiges.
Sol Invictus was also identified with, but not the same as, Mithras.
At Emesa, the priesthood of Sol Invictus Elagabal was hereditary and Julia Domna, the wife of Emperor Septimius Severus, was born into to that family of hereditary priests.
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Note how the Emperor (on the left) wears a radiated solar crown, worn also by the god (to the right).]]Sol Invictus ("the undefeated Sun") or, more fully, Deus Sol Invictus ("the undefeated sun god") was a religious title applied to at least three distinct divinities during the later Roman Empire; El Gabal, Mithras, and Sol.
in his radiated solar crown, on a silvered bronze coin struck at Rome, 274-275]]The Roman gens Aurelia was associated with the cult of Sol.
It is possible that he created the festival called dibs natalis Solis Invicti, "birthday of the undefeated Sun", which is recorded in 354 as celebrated on the 25th December; but no earlier reference to it exists.
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 Sol Invictus - listen to free MP3 song download & watch music videos - MOG
Unlike the earlier, agrarian cult of Sol Indiges ("the native sun"...
Sol Invictus is the brainchild of former Death In June guitarist/keyboard player Tony Wakeford who was unceremoniously removed from that band after its Burial album.
Sol Invictus is at its best when it’s at its most basic: “The Ruins” and “Blood Against Gold” are primarily guitar/vocals songs and sound excellent in spite of (or perhaps because of) their sparseness.
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 Roman Calendar - August   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
This is one of the dies comitiales (C), when committees of citizens could vote on political or criminal matters.
This day is sacred to Sol Indiges, the solar deity.
A public sacrifice was made by the priests on the Quirinal.
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