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Dies Natalis Solis Invicti Short Sleeve T-shirt
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Sol, the Roman sun-god, became popular in the reign of Aurelian (270-275 CE). The emperor considered him his personal guardian and paid much intention to his cult. Other emperors too, most notably Constantine the Great, honoured the sun-god in various inscriptions and on coins.
According to the Chronograph of 354, it was December 25th when the "birthday" of the sun-god was celebrated. It was on this day in 274 CE when emperor Aurelian dedicated his new temple in Rome. It has been speculated, that the day of this pagan festival played a role in the decision of Christians to celebrate Christmas on the same day.
The image is based on the 17th-century painting "Adoration of the Magi" by Rubens. However, it is no longer a baby Jesus, who is adored.
- Unisex T-shirt
- Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²))
- 100% Soft cotton (Heather colours 52% Cotton, 48% Polyester)
Please pay attention to the size table.