Suffering/Reborn Gods/Goddesses of the Vernal Equinox

The oldest and most joyous celebrations/festivals are those that mark
the end of the dead season and the rebirth of life around the time of
the spring equinox. These celebrations/festivals,  often are centered
around a re-occurring theme (an archetype). This archetype is of the
dying, sojourning in the underworld and then being reborn with the
spring – gods/goddesses. And these joyous celebrations/festivals often
have a dark side.

These gods’/goddesses’ deaths/rebirths coincide with the deaths and
rebirths of life in general but specifically are focused on the
deaths/rebirths of vital agricultural foods such as barley, corn and
grapes.The gods/goddesses become the personification of the food

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