Doe, A Deer, A Female Deer: The Spirit of Mother Christmas...In the old nature religion (in which the divine was often perceived as feminine) it was the female horned reindeer who reigned supreme as the great goddess of the winter solstice. It was when we "C...

Spirit of Christmas and the Reindeer - Oh wondrous headed doe… Amongst its horns it carries the light of the blessed sun…” Hungarian Christmas Folk Song Long before Santa charioted his flying steeds across our mythical skies, it w…

my yearly reindeer rant:  both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year but male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid December. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.    Therefore, according to every historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, every single one of them, from Rudolf to Blitzen ... has to be a female.

Both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year but male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid December. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.

Female reindeer draws the sleigh before Santa

Oh wondrous headed doe… Amongst its horns it carries the light of the blessed sun…” Hungarian Christmas Folk Song Long before Santa charioted his flying steeds across our mythical skies, it w…

In the old nature religion (in which the divine was often perceived as feminine) it was the female horned reindeer who reigned supreme as the great goddess of the winter solstice. http://gathervictoria.com/2014/12/04/doe-a-deer-a-female-deer-the-spirit-of-mother-christmas/

Mother Christmas: In the old nature religion. it was the female horned reindeer who reigned supreme as the great goddess of the winter solstice.

Sea glass Reindeer - Our Family 2014 Christmas - Original design with 4 brown sea glass reindeer with red berry noses and a sea glass heart

Sea glass Reindeer - Our Family 2017 Christmas - Original design with 4 brown sea glass reindeer with red berry noses and a sea glass heart

Things you might not know about Christmas  Fun facts to share over the holidays...  BOXING DAY: Boxing Day started in the UK about 800 years ago during the Middle Ages. It was the day when the alms box collection boxes for the poor often kept in churches were traditionally opened so that the contents could be distributed to poor people.   CANDLES: One of the earliest records of candles being used at Christmas is from the middle ages where a large candle was used to represent the star of…

Things you might not know about Christmas Fun facts to share over the holidays... BOXING DAY: Boxing Day started in the UK about 800 years ago during the Middle Ages. It was the day when the alms box collection boxes for the poor often kept in churches were traditionally opened so that the contents could be distributed to poor people. CANDLES: One of the earliest records of candles being used at Christmas is from the middle ages where a large candle was used to represent the star of…

Deer Mother: The Original Mother Christmas Long before Santa charioted his flying steeds across our mythical skies, it was the female reindeer who drew the sleigh of the sun goddess at winter solstice. It was when we “Christianized” the pagan traditions of winter, that the white bearded man i.e. “Father Christmas” was born. Today it is her beloved image that adorns Christmas cards and Yule decorations – not Rudolph. Because unlike the male reindeer who sheds his antlers in winter, it is the…

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Long before Santa charioted his flying steeds across our mythical skies, it was the female reindeer who drew the sleigh of the sun goddess at winter solstice. Today it is her beloved image that adorns Christmas cards and Yule decorations – not Rudolph. Because unlike the male reindeer who sheds his antlers in winter, it is the larger and stronger doe, who retains her horns. And it is she who leads the herds in winter.

Long before Santa charioted his flying steeds across our mythical skies, it was the female reindeer who drew the sleigh of the sun goddess at winter solstice. Today it is her beloved image that adorns Christmas cards and Yule decorations – not Rudolph. Because unlike the male reindeer who sheds his antlers in winter, it is the larger and stronger doe, who retains her horns. And it is she who leads the herds in winter.

Why Did Santa Chose Female Reindeer to Help Him Deliver Presents?

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Doe, A Deer, A Female Deer: The Spirit of Mother Christmas - Long before Santa charioted his flying steeds across our mythical skies, it was the female reindeer who drew the sleigh of the sun goddess at winter solstice

Doe, A Deer, A Female Deer: The Spirit of Mother Christmas - Long before Santa charioted his flying steeds across our mythical skies, it was the female reindeer who drew the sleigh of the sun goddess at winter solstice

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