Felix dies natalis Sol Invictus!

You have returned O Sun, as I knew you would
For this is your part in the way of things
You have your role, and you play it well
I ask that you inspire me to do the same:
To know the right thing to do
And to do it with passion, and joy, and honour

~ Amalasuntha

 

Image: Silver leaf disc dedicated to the sun-god Sol. Sol is crowned with rays, and two horses appear behind his shoulders. Roman, 3rd century CE, excavated at Pessinus, Anatolia. British Museum, London, England. ©The Trustees of the British Museum. Image link: X

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