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Dies Natalis Solis Invictus
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By Akril15   |   Watch
Published: December 22, 2006
© 2006 - 2019 Akril15
Another year, another wacky comic about the reason for the season!

I figured that this was a little too off-the-wall (not to mention too large) to post on TLKFAA, despite its African setting. Regarding the subject of the comic, I'm a follower of POCM's "inform, not persuade" philosophy. I'm not trying to convert anyone to Mithranism, I’m just trying to enlighten a few people.

The comic is pretty shabby. I had several other projects in the works, so I had to rush this to finish it in time. The buffalo's last line is from Simon the Sorcerer 2: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe. In that game, Simon may be the most uppity, annoying adventure game character in existence, but a couple of his lines (like this one) are just hilarious.

EDIT: The English translation of Dies Natalis Solis Invictus is "Birth of the Unconquered Sun". If you say it out loud, it's hard for other people to tell if you're talking about a holiday other than Christmas (because "sun" and "son" sound exactly alike). :)

EDIT 2: I just keep remembering more and more things I forgot to include in this picture’s description! The storks in this strip are white storks, which do spend the summer in Europe and migrate to Africa in the winter. The crows are pied crows, a species native to Africa (and possibly elsewhere; I don’t have any reference material handy). Why are the members of the Mithraic cult crows? Because according to what little is known about Mithranism, a new initiate to the religion was called a corax -- a Latin word meaning "raven".
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Royalleague's avatar
So they really did sacrafice the bull
Royalleague's avatar
EEK his the bull okay :omg:
Akril15's avatar
The comic is pretty open-ended, so the reader can draw his own conclusions as to what happens next.
kirojasushi's avatar
I simply adore this comic.

Call me a pessimist, but I think that if the majority of Christians knew they weren't the first to believe what they do, they wouldn't be so quick to defend their beliefs...if that made any sense.
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It makes sense to me, and I'm somewhat inclined to agree with that thought. Thanks for commenting.
Kougreh's avatar
LMAO! I love this! It's random!
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Haha. Very amusing.
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