As The Wheel Turns ~ Legends and Lore for September 17
Birthday of Hildegard of Bingen ~ A Christian mystic of the Middle Ages, she intuited many Goddess beliefs and was a gifted composer. Listen to her music.
Greece: Festival of the Eleusian Mysteries - Mysterious rites in honor of the Goddess Ceres. These rites surpassed all other
Greek religious celebrations in their solemnity and splendor. Initiations would take place in a secret underground chamber
full of passageways and sacred objects, and these rites would continue till the end of the month.
Egyptian: Month of Hethara - corresponds roughly with this date on the Gregorian calendar. Netjer of this month – Het-Hert
Festival of Sobek, honors Egyptian crocodile god.Holy Day of St.Sophia, Byzantines honor Sophia
(Wisdom) and Her three daughters, Faith, Hope and Charity.
On this date in the year 1964, Bewitched (the first television sitcom about a Witch) made it’s debut on ABC-TV. It became an instant hit and received twenty-two Emmy. nominations.
In ancient Greece, the Goddess Demeter was honored annually on this date with a festival of secret rites.
Feast day of St Hildegard von Bingen, virgin and abbess.
Eleusinian Mysteries, ancient Greece (Sep 11-19) Day 5, Hemaera, The Mysteries may be seen as a metaphor for the life and death of humans and the Earth.
9/10 to 9/18: Navajo Sing Festival, in thanksgiving for the harvest. Estsanatlehi, or Changing Woman, is believed to represent life, and is manifested in the harvest.
9/10 to 9/20: Ganesha Chaturthi—Hindu festival honoring God Ganesha (son of Goddess Parvati and God Shiva) as the challenger – creator and remover of obstacles. [a/k/a Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganesh Chaturathi]
NOTE: Because of the large number of ancient calendars, many in simultaneous use, as well as different ways of computing holy days (marked by the annual inundation, the solar year, the lunar month, the rising of key stars, and other celestial and terrestrial events), you may find these holy days celebrated a few days earlier or later at your local temple.
Live each Season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. ~Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)
Courtesy of GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast