Silenus, Greek God of Wine, on Chariot with Leopards. The Greek god Silenus was tutor to Dionysus, the Greek god of agriculture and wine, and one of the Greek counterparts to the Roman god Saturn. Silenus, known for white beard, round stomach, and jolly nature, traveled in a sleigh


A Slavic figure associated with the winter solstice


Christmas in Christendom,” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine – January 1873


Rode an eight-legged flying horse named Slepinar

An and Enki

The earliest New Year’s or Midwinter ceremonies were in Mesopotamia