The 8th December , with different names, is a day dedicated to different gods. In ancient Egypt it was dedicated to the great Neith of Sais , in the Western Delta.
"Neith or Nut is nothing but the Great Mother, the Immaculate Virgin or the female God from whom all things comes from. Neith is the "Father-Mother" of the Stanzas of the Secret Doctrine, the Swabhavat of Northern Buddhism, exactly the Immaculate Mother, the prototype of the latest Virgin", so, as Sharpe says, "the Feast of Candlemas, in honor of the Goddess Neith, is marked in our calendars as the day of Candlemas or the Purification of the Virgin Mary"; and Beauregard tells us of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary that: "henceforth can boast, as the Greek Minerva and the mysterious Neith, to be born from herself and to have given birth to God."
Neith existed 7,000 years ago in the pointo of view of the Egyptian Initiates, who were trying to simplify a philosophy too abstract for the masses. Neith is depicted in ancient paintings as a Mother holding in her arms a God with the head of a ram, “the Lamb”. An ancient stele states that She is “Neut, the light, which generated the Gods” - including the Sun, because Aditi is the mother of Marttanda, the Sun - an Aditya. She is Naus, the heavenly ship: wherefore we find on the bow of the vessels Egyptians, like Dido on the prow of ships of the Phoenician mariners.
Bonwick quotes the Reverend Sayce, that explains Her as a principle in Bahu (Chaos or Confusion), “merely the Chaos of Genesis … and perhaps also Mot, the primordial substance that was the mother of all Gods.” It appears that the learned professor thought of Nebuchadnezzar , since he has left the following witness in cuneiform, “I have built a temple to the Great Goddess, my Mother”.
~ extract from “ATHENA, NEITH, TIN HINAN, La Grande Dea del Mediterraneo” by Alberto Arecchi
♦ Painting: The Goddess Neith, oil on canvas by Georges Jules Victor Clairin, 1843-1919