Dionysus were considered by ancient writers such as
Pindar, Aeschylus, Euripides and Plutarch to be 'different
forms of the same god.' Like Dionysus, Apollo also had his
birthday at the winter solstice or December 25th. From
Macrobius it is clear that the Egyptians brought out an image of
a baby god, lying in a shrine or 'manger,' on the
'shortest day,' around December 25th."
- Suns of God, by Acharya S., p.112
"It is obvious that
Horus, as the morning sun born every day, was also born on
'December 25th' or the winter solstice".
- Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus
Connection, by D.M.
Murdock and Acharya S., p.92