Answers to Diana’s Quiz, December 22, 2012

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  1. St Nicholas – Father Christmas – was born in Demre (Myra) Turkey
  2. Chris Hadfield
  3. Christmas pudding originate in an old Celtic dish called ”frumenty”, a spiced porridge
  4. Yes, Muslims regard Jesus Christ as sinless, a Messiah and a prophet, but not as God’s only begotten son.
  5. The Alphabet of the Magi was invented by Paracelsus (Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenhei) in the 16th century.  He used it to engrave the names of angels on talismans which he claimed would provide protection and treat illnesses.