If you want to rename Thanksgiving, how about Jupiter’s Feast Day?

America’s Turkey Day has deeper roots in pagan tradition than you may realize

As I was laying in bed this morning, contemplating the cooking ahead, my smart speaker read the expected Thanksgiving-themed stories, including one on the politics of the name “Thanksgiving.”

America’s Official Harvest Festival

So, how did the officially designated U.S. Thanksgiving end up so late, and why always on a Thursday?

Jupiter’s Feast Day

The name Jupiter is a Latinized version of dues-pater, which translates as sky-father, or god-father. In astrology, he’s called the Greater Benefic, a god of wealth, abundance and gratitude.

That’s Jupiter. See the cornucopia he’s holding? (Image by Momentmal from Pixabay)

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