Previously, the date of November 21 marked the Introduction. In Christianity, that date celebrates the Introduction to the Temple of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We are however interested in the source of that holiday as well as which kind of natural event we are talking about.
In the period from November 21 to December 04, the Time of Winter is coming when Mara (Mother of Ra), that is, the Darkness, takes over and enters its Temple.
We should also remind the meaning of the Temple (“Храм” [hrʌm] in Russian).
- Х — as above, so below
- Rа — the Light
- М — the matter
As we can see it is about the Darkness’s Time of reign that has come.
During that period, it is customary to lighten candles to warm up homes with the warmth of the Light. All the processes in nature become slow. It is Time of the Introduction of the Mother of Ra, Mara, into the Temple. Such names as Marina and Maria derive from Mara. In the Slavic tradition, Mara became the Goddess of the Darkness.
Here is the story of the Introduction in the Temple of… the God’s Mother. Mara gives birth to the Light, the initial God of Ra, in whose image everything is created. Russian “обpаз” [ɔbrʌz] (image) means ‘about God of Raz*’. Take a close look at the essence of the word.
Conductor of Faith
*When Ra touches the Earth (Russian “Земля” [Zɛmlja], he is called Raz [Rʌz].
edelweiss12.11.2019 at 12:09
Thank you for the article.
maura07.01.2020 at 17:26
Thank you for telling about Mara! It is quite interesting! It has deep nature essence.
smile16.02.2020 at 15:58
Indeed, during this period it is not very comfortable without the Fire of candles — candles in my house constantly burn. As for the name Marina I’ve heard that is connected with the wave, the sea and therefore artists who draw the sea are called marine painter. It turns out that everything is not quite so — apparently, another example of a play of letters. Thank you for your knowledge!