Much sooner than the coming of Christianity, plants and trees that stayed green all year had an unique significance for individuals in the winter. Generally as individuals today embellish their homes amid the happy season with pine, spruce, and fir trees, antiquated people groups hung evergreen branches over their entryways and windows. In numerous nations it was accepted that evergreens would keep away witches, phantoms, shrewdness spirits, and sickness.
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The antiquated Egyptians adored a divine being called Ra, who had the leader of a bird of prey and wore the sun as a bursting plate in his crown. At the solstice, when Ra started to recuperate from the ailment, the Egyptians filled their homes with green palm hurries which symbolized for them the triumph of life over death.
Early Romans denoted the solstice with a gala called the Saturnalia out of appreciation for Saturn, the lord of farming. The Romans realized that the solstice implied that soon homesteads and plantations would be green and productive. To stamp the event, they enriched their homes and sanctuaries with evergreen limbs. In Northern Europe the baffling Druids, the clerics of the aged Celts, additionally embellished their sanctuaries with evergreen branches as an image of everlasting life. The furious Vikings in Scandinavia felt that evergreens were the exceptional plant of the sun god, Balder.