In one religion, Cybele, the Phrygian fertility goddess, had a consort who was believed to have been born via a virgin birth.
He was Attis, who was said to have died and been resurrected each year during the period MAR-22 to MAR-25; i.e.
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Many sources incorrectly state that the starting date of the calculation is the actual day of the Equinox rather than the nominal date of MAR-20.
Other sources use an incorrect reference date of MAR-21.
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Ancient Christians had an alternative explanation; they claimed that Satan had created counterfeit Pagan deities with many of the same life experiences as Jesus had.
Satan and his demons had done this, in advance of the coming of Christ, in order to confuse humanity.
Today, no consensus exists on the linkage between the Attis legend (and the stories associated with many other god-men) and Jesus Christ: Some religious historians believe that the god-man's death and resurrection legends were first associated with Pagan deities many centuries before the birth of Jesus.
They were simply grafted onto stories of Jesus' life in order to make Christian theology more acceptable to Pagans in the Roman Empire.