The Sun, the source, the beginning, warmth,
God, Jesus, order, cognition, spirit, enlightenment,
Heaven, heavenly fertilization force, angel,
salvation, grace, love, happiness, immortality.
first three Sundays in December our ancestors used to
celebrate a festival called ''Zauze'' (imprisonment)
because they believed that the gods of light were put
in the stocks and imprisoned in the darkness. Their
release and the birth of the child sun god were
celebrated on the first three days of the Christmas
holidays. In order to grow strong, it was believed,
that the gods have to drink the night light - the
moon - and starlight. They also have to make love to
godesses, because love is light. The blood sacrifices
offered to the Sun represented food for its light.
Therefore, along with the colours gold, yellow and
white, the colour red is also the colour of light. It
can be recognized in the colour of ribbons,
embroidery, lace and jewellery of the traditional
The day sunlight reflects as the weakened
moonlight which the fairies use. Almost all religions
of the world have early morning ceremonies which
include the waking up, washing your face and saying a
prayer in order for the believer to take in the first
morning light and thus strengthen his own inner light.
The quality of life depends on the quantity of the
light received. It is not a coincidence then, that
there is a custom to leave the light in the room where
a newborn baby and its mother sleep turned on, even
during the night. This helps to chase witches away.
When the light is left turned on next to the headboard
of the bed of a bigger child, it helps to keep the
Darkness away. In Christianity, this spark of light
has the function of helping the believer to cast away
the dominion of the flesh and finding his true godly
nature. Symbols of light are: candle, gold, silver,
star, flower, bird's feather, animal horns, honey,
fruit, nectar, milk, wine, white cloth, veil, comb,
ribbon, lace, embroidery, fork, lamp, jewel,
jewellery, crown, halo, book, love. Psychoanalists
claim that light enhances optimism and euphoria.