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Ancient Christmas history - Altai hypothesis of Ru


Ancient history of Christmas tree : Altai hypothesis


It is well known, that tradition of Christmas tree was in use at Germany of XVII century. But, a little known nowadays, how, when and why it appeared at Germany.

One possible hypothesis is closely related with Altai Hypothesis of Indo – European civilizations.

Some historians argue that Christianity in its European form, as well as tradition of New Year and Christmas celebration has easy recognizable predecessor - believes of people in Great Steppes and Altai region.

They used runic alphabets – almost the same as runic alphabets of Europe, they had a tradition to celebrate New Year at winter, and it was birthday of Ulgan deity - creator of universe. The totem of this deity is birch tree or fur-tree.

Thiese beliefs are part of Tengriism – ancient believe, which still practiced at Siberia in the form of Shamanism.

Hunns, Khazars, Scythians, and point of view exist, even Native Americans practiced some forms of Tengriism.

But, according modern Shamans of Siberia, who are ancestors of Tengriism, tree is symbol of eternity, it is “worlds tree”.

So, it is very probable, Christmas tree tradition is very old one. It was brought to us through many centuries – from eastern Siberia, then to Great Steppes of Russia / Ukraine, next, probably through Attila the Hun, to Europe, next, to Christianity.

Finally, nowadays, we still celebrate Christmas with “Worlds tree”, which is ancient symbol of universe, eternity and creation.







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