VFTB 039: Chris Knowles — St. Patrick and Osiris

CONTRARY TO popular belief, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t an Irish celebration. It’s not even an American celebration, really.

Christopher Knowles, author of the fascinating blog The Secret Sun and the Eagle Award-winning Our Gods Wear Spandex: The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes, traces the history of St. Paddy’s Day back through Rome to ancient Egypt, and points out a lot of odd, highly improbable “coincidences” along the way.

Also: 3/17 everywhere you look, and the Babylonian symbolism at the Academy Awards.

Derek is honored to serve as “servant of ceremonies” for The Last Days Conference April 24th & 25th in Antioch (Nashville), Tennessee. Speakers include:

Click the arrow on the player below to listen now, or right-click (control-click if you have a Mac) the “download” link to save the mp3 file to your hard drive.

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