As we draw closer to Yule, there will be a shift in power. The Holly King, who began his rule at Lughnasadh is going to be struck down and replaced by Sun King. By this is the year measured and marked. So with this in mind I wanted to talk about the two Kings in some more detail.
First I wanted to talk about the Holly King for the season of Yule is really his season. The time when he is strongest. But it also signals his end, for as the sun is reborn on Yule morning so does he pass away into the Underworld.
But who exactly is he? He is Jupiter, streaking across the sky. He is Cronos, or Old Man Time. He is Odin on his eight-legged horse and Thor in his goat drawn chariot traveling the winter sky. A modern name for him is Santa Claus.
While He is responsible for the winter season and the suffering of the Goddess and the Earth. He is also responsible for bringing us gifts and the Earth a much needed and deserved rest.
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