The Arthurian Legends 3 - Some Influences from Vegetation and Sun Gods of Early Cultures Mithras Dec. 25 Sunday Baptism (with bull’s blood) Dumuzi/ Tammuz Death in the fall/ rebirth in the spring Adonis  Dec. 25 The name Adonai is derived from his name Osiris Death in the fall/ rebirth in the spring Dionysus/ Bacchus Dec. 25 Made with Xara Website by Susan Smily