March, is named for the Roman god of war, Mars. This month is known for the pagan holiday of St. Patrick. On St. Patrick’s Day everyone, is promoted to wear green and “be Irish”, but what is the underlying meaning? The wearing the color green was believed in centuries past, to please the Irish earth goddess so that she would “bless” her worshippers with plentiful crops. As far as the use of the shamrock, this too is a relic from earlier religions. Long before the Irish accepted Christianity, they held the shamrock as sacred. In “The Women’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets”, B. Walker referenced the shamrock, “Due to its green color and overall shape, many viewed it as representing rebirth and eternal life. Three was a sacred number in the pagan religion and there were a number of “Triple Goddesses” in ancient Ireland…”. Later when Christianity was brought to that part of Europe, the same shamrock symbol continued to be honored and held as sacred, only at that time, it was said that the shamrock represented not the old pagan religion, but the pagan Trinity doctrine instead. The meaning of the pagan symbol was simply redefined for reuse in Christianity. So wearing green and shamrocks on “Saint” Patrick’s Day doesn’t promote nationwide camaraderie, it simply honors pagan rituals and deities.
Isaiah 45:5-6 “I am YHWH, and there is none else, there is no God beside me:I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am YHWH, and there is none else.”