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For the Love of History - Tehya F. EPISODE 19, 28th August 2020
The History of Birthdays: stars, birthday daemons, and cake
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The History of Birthdays: stars, birthday daemons, and cake

It's celebrated almost universally, billions of cards are sent for it, its been happening for thousands of years, and you're assigned a daemon on that day, I'm talking about the day of all days, your birthday.

Find out why birthdays in the west are celebrated with cake and candles, and why the sky on your day of birth was so important. Also, birthday demon, come on... need I say more?

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E-mail: fortheloveofhistory2020@gmail.com

Further Research

Here’s Why You Should Thank the Ancient Greeks for Your Birthday Cake

The lore of Birthays refrence page

Good Question: How Did Birthday Traditions Start?


Encyclopedia: Birthdays


British Museum


Books

The Lore of Birthdays by Ralph Linton, Adelin Linton