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Christmas Myth #9: The three kings were actually kings. According to the bible, they were not called kings. In Matthew they are referred to as “wise men from the East” or magi, depending on which translation / interpretation you are reading. The Magi were priests in Zoroastrianism and earlier Iranian religions. No names were included for the magi, but various later traditions have them named: In the West: Caspar, Melchior, and Balthaza. Syrians: Larvandad, Gushnasaph, and Hormisdas. Ethiopians: Hor, Karsudan, and Basanater. Armenians: Kagpha, Badadakharida, and Badalilma. #christmasmyths #christmasmythsbeardedboredguy

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