Happy Mithrastide!

The Persian god of light Mithra, or sun-god Mithras, was very popular with Roman soldiers, who brought his religion back to Rome. His birth was celebrated on December 25 and he was called the Good Shepherd. Here, he’s the answer to a question on the British quiz show QI or “Quite Interesting,” hosted by Stephen Fry.

Trans Siberian Orchestra

Now your whole house can be a color organ. The tune is Wizards in Winter by the Trans Siberian Orchestra.

Here’s a less elaborate but livelier rendition.

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