Hittite Empire’s Legacy and Christmas

Santa Claus Church in Demre strict of Antalya

Hittite Empire may have more connections between past and present. When the practices of Hittite Empire are examined, we come across many resemblances. I want to point one of those resemblances or connection (however you name this).

Christmas is one of the important practices of Christianity and we know that Santa Claus culture became true in Antalya thousand years ago. On the other hand, according to tablets of Hittites’ period there was a similar practice in Small Asia. Deers were also the iconic animals in Hittites’ culture. According to Hittite tables, pine or a juniper ( a sort of tree) were selecting. Also a deer was symbolizing next to the tree. Some bags were put on the tree branches for the gifts. It was a pratice for the God Telipinu. A carving was also made for this practice.

After thousand years, this practice was refreshed in Christianity as Christmas. There can be a connection between Hittites and Christians. It can be an cultural affection.

There are more points on Hittite Empire and the present’s culture. More information will be given sooner.

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