Shabe Yalda (Yule)


Shabe Yalda (Yule)
by Nabarz


Shabe Yalda (Yule)

The sun Mithra is setting low on the western horizon.

Sky serpent swallowing him once more

Shabe Yalda (Yule night) has arrived; sun's longest slumbers.


We eat and drink all that is red

Wine, pomegranate and watermelon,

The colour of dawn, a reminder of what we eagerly wait for.


Shamash, Marduk

Descending immortals, you'll rise again

Apollo, Ra salutations to you.


Good night Osiris, weak and tired lying in your coffin,

Enclosed by darkness, tricked by Seth again!

An infant sun is born, Horus soaring up onto the sky.


Mithras born of a rock and out from the cave,

Becoming sol invictus and turning the wheel

Darkness, now a fading memory.


Oak king sings outside, as the Holly king lays slain

Dawn has arrived, Yule has ended.

          Drink up your wine.

              -by Nabarz 


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