Emeriti Exile: 338-348 CE

Emeriti Exile: 338-348 CE
Exile: 338-348 CE, Thassos, Greece

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

34: Emeriti Equinox Rites

Vernal Equinox: The start of warmer and longer days.
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Prelude To A Well Balanced Vernal Equinox Ritual Meal
Photo: Encyclopedia.com

 The Vernal Equinox remains one of the two most significant Astronomical events in the Emeriti Calendar; the other being the Big Bang.  The Vernal Equinox is held in higher esteem than the Autumnal Equinox because it begins the season of longer days and solar warmth.  The Emeriti reasoned, “Why would one enthusiastically toast the advent of shorter days leading to another dark winter of discontent and frostbite?” During their 10-year exile on Thassos (338-348 CE), the Emeriti made burnt offerings and balanced eggs on the Equinox.  They believed in eating burnt toast as part of a well-balanced meal to mark this special occasion.  To this day, children around the world continue the rite of balancing eggs on the Equinox in the manner of the Emeriti.  The Big Bang is toasted on April 1st to mark the moment when the Big Bang got things moving and the Universe cooled down from 10,000 million degrees to a more manageable 1000 million degrees immediately after the magic moment when time as we know it, began.

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