Egyptian origin of Santa
The Egyptians (3100BC) believed that the plant god Osiris, himself based on the astro-theological movement of the Orion constellation (see: Sah), after death, turned into an evergreen tree, and each year, at winter solstice visited the tree and left gifts under it; the modern variant of this is the myth of Santa Claus who each year leaves presents under the Christmas tree.
In religio-mythology, Santa Claus is Is a secular rescript of the myth of the Egyptian god Osiris (3100BC), and or his equivalents (see: Osiris rescripts), e.g. the Syrian god Nimrod (1500BC), who, after their death, were said to have turned into an "evergreen tree" (see: Christmas tree), after which, each year, were said to visit the evergreen tree and leave gifts under it. [1]

Overview
The status quo origin of Santa Claus, e.g. as told by History.com (Ѻ), generally assigns the origin to a Turkish monk named St. Nicholas (280-350AD), who sold his wealth and travelled the countryside helping the sick and poor; and how in the 18th century, the Dutch variant of Saint Nicholas was Sinter Klass.

In 1980s, real scholars, however, began discern the connection that the myth of a man flying through the sky, around the pole star (or near the North Pole), each Winter Solstice (Christmas), and leaving presents under an evergreen tree (Christmas tree), is much older than the St. Nicholas myth origin; a few examples testify as follows:

“Adonis, Attis, Osiris, Befanna, Saturn, Father Time and the Infant New Year, The Jewish Festival of Lights, and even Christ all appear on or about the time of the winter solstice and through their appearance affirm the existence of an eternally regenerating life force. Thus, Santa's function, like the functions of the other folkloristic figures appears to be an annual dispensing of ritual gifts to affirm the continued resurgence and immortality of life and to ensure the continued fertility of the crops and nature. To some extent, then, Santa may be regarded as a nature spirit whose task it is to journey from the nether world to bring mankind the promise of renewed life. /… Saint's legends generally use quotidian metaphors to illustrate cosmic truths, while myths present us with literal and colossal images of primordial acts. Thus, Osiris himself being cut up into bits and fertilizing the land is a more grandiose and mythic treatment of the same theme illustrated in the saint's legend by Santa Claus’s bringing presents.”
— Author (1983), “The Legend of Santa Claus” (Ѻ), Papers in Comparative Studies

Christmas and Christmas tree go back to ancient times to Egyptian civilization. In Egypt, it was believed that the husband of Isis, the ‘Queen of Heaven’ – King Osiris of Egypt, was born on December 25th. After the untimely death of the king After the untimely death of the king Osiris, his wife Isis, propagated the doctrine of the survival of Osiris as a spirit being. She claimed a full-grown evergreen tree sprang overnight from a dead tree stump, which symbolized the springing forth unto new life of the dead King. On each anniversary of his birth, she claimed, Osiris would visit the evergreen tree and leaves gifts upon it. This is the real origin of the Christmas tree.”
— Author (1990), “Article” (pg. 9), Hindu Vishva, 26
Thor (Santa)


In 2000, religio-mythologist James Arthur outlined what he called “Santa-ology” or “Santa-ism”, wherein he asserts the following: [8]

“Today's Santa Claus is a metamorphosis of many older mythologies, including Thor or Donner (German Donar) who wears red and rides in a Golden Flying Chariot pulled by two Goats (Cracker and Gnasher). In a sense, these goats were the ancestors to the now popular reindeer. What would the red and gold clad angel be doing with that nice basket? An Easter basket at Christmas is an interesting concept.

The icons, symbols, and relics that have managed to survive from the "Winter Solstice" celebrations of old, have a commonality that deserves some reflection, study, and perhaps even some reverence. Understanding that these traditions are borrowed ones, is central to getting at the heart of the true meaning of Christmas.

Christmas is commonly thought of as a Christian holiday (the birth of Jesus). Many Christian beliefs and traditions were borrowed from more ancient religions and mythologies. This is well documented by authors such as Gerald Massey, Godfrey Higgins, Robert Graves, Kersey Graves, and many others. The virgin birth, the incarnation of god, the sacrament, Christmas, Easter, etc. have all been adopted/stolen by Christianity as its own.”

Arthur, in continuation, comments on umbrella term ‘Pagan’ as follow:

“It is well documented by fundamentalists (apologists) that the Christmas traditions are Pagan in origin. This simply means that their origin comes from the traditions of the country-folk (pagan). By contrast, the Pagan origins of most of the other attributes of Christianity are vigorously denied. It is also very easy to obscure, overlook and discredit the Egyptian, Mithraic, Germanic, Norse, Celtic, Greek, Hindu and Buddhist roots by lumping all non-Christian religions together and labeling them ‘Pagan’. These are certainly not simple country-folk religions. So to just say Christmas has Pagan roots, and not go further, is glossing over what exactly those roots are, and discrediting their study as worthless. Christmas icons, traditions and stories have hidden meanings. Although not initially apparent, a more thorough investigation reveals far more symbolic content (which is decipherable) than originally suspected. At the roots of this symbolism research is information about the secrets of the mushroom, regarding its habitats, forms, uses, preparations, and effects.”

Arthur continues:

“Shaman of Siberia and the Russian icon, St. Nicholas, both play parts in the tale of Christmas, providing clues as to where Christmas came from and why there are certain symbols associated with the holiday. It is these types of clues that will help (the questors) in the deciphering of the symbols. Siberian Shaman used/use (despite governmental oppression) the Amanita muscaria as a religious sacrament. It is used for spiritual vision, out-of-body travel into the realms of the spirits, and as a plant-spirit guide in teaching and healing. The value of the inebriant is placed highly among the commodities of the native tribesmen, fetching reindeer pelts, meats, and all manner of tradable goods in payment and barter. Interesting to note: If you aren't quick enough in the hunt, you will find only the mushroom stubs, the rest greedily gobbled up by the hungry reindeer.

Santa Claus (Big Dipper)


The ancient shamanic use of Amanita muscaria in Siberia is well documented. Despite governmental oppression against its use, there are still many who refuse to accept the authorized state religion, and continue the shamanic traditions in secret. Just as the Siberian shaman (commonly dressing in red and white) would enter through the opening in the roof of a home where a ritual was to be done, Santa Claus also arrives on the roof and enters through the chimney. Just as the shamans would gather the mushrooms in bags which they would bring with them when performing a ceremony, Santa Claus also (on the Holy Day) brings presents in a bag. The Santa Claus we see today evolved from traditions developed in Germany. It is fairly common knowledge that the Weihnachtsmann (St. Nick) was an amalgamation of older Germanic/Norse gods such as Thor, Donner, Odin and Wotan. What's missing here is just as Santa flies through the skies in his sleigh, Odin (as well as the rest) rode through the sky in his chariot, which is depicted in the stars by "The Big Dipper". The Big Dipper is the chariot of Odin & Wotan, Thor, King Arthur, and even Osiris (of Egypt). The chariot that circles the North Star in a 24-hour period is thus also known as the sleigh of Santa Claus because it circles his mythological home, the North Pole. It is no surprise that Nordic/Germanic gods have connection to mushrooms in their mythology. As Thor throws his mushroom-shaped hammer to the ground, mighty thunders and lightning cracks cause the real mushroom(s) to appear. As the horses pulling Odin through the sky in his chariot become over-exerted, their blood-mingled spit falls to the ground and causes the Amanita mushrooms to grow at those exact points.”
Santa Claus (origin)


This “Big Dipper” equals chariot of Odin, sleight of Santa, may be off, being that the star boat (solar barque) of Osiris was the Orion constellation, as is well-established, and the “Big Dipper” has to do with the opening of the mouth. Author continues:

“The Osiris mythology has even more to add to this. To the Egyptians; South was up (North). Osiris was the lord of the underworld, the South, (South=down) which is why he circles the sky in the furthest possible lower (southern) area. Not only did Osiris ride the sky in a chariot, but after his death Isis found that an evergreen (Cedar) had grown overnight from a dead stump to full-sized (this also relates to the Djed pillar); which was understood as a sign of Osiris' rebirth and immortality. Interestingly, the traditional birth of Osiris is the 25th of December. The 25th of December was also celebrated annually by putting presents around the Cedar tree. This tradition is at least five thousand years old. The birth of Horus to the goddess-virgin-mother, Isis, is perhaps the eldest representation of the goddess/son mythology, yet it is impossible to know this or the real age of the Astro-theological-Virgo-giving-birth-to-the-child/god/star mythology for sure. However, it is the oldest source I have found; it is very old.

Drying the mushrooms was/is a necessary procedure typically accomplished by stringing them up (like popcorn) and hanging them above the hearth of the fireplace. shamans and lay people alike, would gather and dry them. They gather all they can since they are a valuable commodity. Reindeer (native to Siberia) are known to be quite fond of eating these mushrooms. The mythology of flying Reindeer reflects the supposed pharmacological effects of such a meal.

It is important to point out that this Christmas/Winter Solstice celebration, with all its various counterparts, transcends the world's religions. The reason that this celebration is held all over the planet in various forms may have something to do with this other commonality at which we are looking; it is certainly entwined in the symbolism.”

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Osiris Santa 2


Quotes
The following are related quotes:

“The idolatrous festival was on December 25th. This system began by Osiris and Isis and their son Horus about 3000BC; centuries before the birth of Yahshua [son of Yahweh]. When King Osiris died, his wife Isis claimed a full-grown evergreen tree sprang up overnight from a dead tree stump, which symbolized the springing forth unto new life of the dead Osiris. On each anniversary of his birth, she claimed Osiris would visit the evergreen tree and leave gifts upon it. December 25th was the birthday of King Osiris reborn as the son, Horus. This was the origin of the Christmas tree.”
— Jarid Miller (2010), Yahshua, the Man behind the Glory (pg. 24)

“The King’s Chamber north shaft was aligned with the culmination of the star Thuban, the north pole star during the period when the pyramid was built; the King’s Chamber south shaft was aligned with that of the Alnitak, part of the belt of Orion.”
— Mark Smith (2017), Following Osiris: Perspectives on Osirian Afterlife from Four Millennia

References
1. Thims, Libb. (2017). “The TRUE Origin of the Christmas Tree” (Ѻ), Atheism Reviews, Nov 28.
2. Arthur, James. (2000). Mushrooms and Mankind: The Impact of Mushrooms on Human Consciousness and Religion (pgs. 11-13) (Ѻ). Book Tree.

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