Blessed Mabon!

Today I have decided to do a bonus post as it is the Autumnal Equinox!    The official time of the Equinox this year is 3:20 PM (Eastern Time) on Wednesday September 22.   This is a very powerful and spiritual time of year, as the time between Mabon and Samhain (or Halloween) is one…

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Blessed Lughnasadh!

Hello my lovely readers, as today is Lughnasadh,  I have decided to write a bit about this first natural holiday of the harvest!   There are three natural harvest holidays, the next two being the Autumnal Equinox, and then my favorite holiday, Samhain!   Lughnasadh is the ancient Irish name for today’s holiday, Lammas is…

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Oberon: Faerie King

Happy Summer Solstice readers!    For today’s holiday post I have decided to take on the subject of Oberon!   In many tales there are faerie kings, as well as queens.   The name of a faerie king is most often Oberon, and this is likely based in older folk tales across Britain.   Most…

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The Green Man

The Green Man is a figure in Celtic lore that is the spirit and protector of the forest.   He is a figure greatly associated with Beltane and Summer Solstice rights.   The spirit of this nature deity (or possibly elemental spirit) is ancient, but the term “Green Man” was not coined until 1978, by…

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Beltane

Beltane is also known as Calan Mai in ancient Welsh Celtic societies.   It is the celebration of the beginning of May, and of the fertility of the land, and people.   Many goddesses and faerie queens are associated with Beltane.    They include Blodeuwedd, Rhiannon, and Maeve.   Guinevere is often associated with the…

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