Seasons of the Witch – Legends and Lore, Ancient Holidays And Some Not So Ancient!


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Seasons of the Witch – Legends and Lore, Ancient Holidays And Some Not So Ancient!

 

Today Is …

 

Birthday of Pythias, Oracle of Delphi. Practice divination skills today and though them seek to know yourself better.

Norway: A Pagan festival celebrating the harvest is held on this date each year. Ancient Norse Gods and Goddesses are invoked to protect the spirit of the harvest throughout the dark half of the year

Michaelmas/Gwynn Ap Nudd ~ This is the feast day of St. Michael and all the Angels. It is the most ancient of all the angel festivals.It is re-deployed to overwrite other pagan celebrations around the autumn equinox. From fairly early on, Michaelmas was an important holiday, the religious or Christian equivalent of the autumn equinox. In England, it was considered the start of a new quarter. It marked the start of a new business year, a time for electing officials, making contracts, paying rent, hiring servants, holding court and starting school. Obviously we still see the remnants of this in the timing of our elections and school year.

Equivalent figures celebrated on the same day are the Celtic Gwynn ap Nudd, lord of the underworld and the faerie kingdom, whose sacred mountain is Glastonbury Tor, and the Norse Heimdall orderer of society, watcher of the gods, and captain of 432,000 Einheriar, the chose warriors who defend Valhalia. September 29 is a weather marker. “Harvest comes as long before Michaelmas as dog roses bloom before Midsummer.”

Voudun: Manman Aloumandia

Germany: GOOSE DAY, in which weather is forecast by the breastbone of a goose. There some other way?

Mexico: FESTIVAL OF TEZCATZONCTL, chief God of Intoxication.

Sumerian New Year -Dedicated to the Sky Goddess Bau in ancient Sumeria, the middle eastern culture.

Mexico: Festival of Tezcatzonctl, chief God of Intoxication.

Feast of Gwynn ap Nudd – Leading a pack of phantom hunters in chase after a white stag is Gwynn ap Nudd, the Welsh Celtic god of the underworld and the faerie kingdom. Today is the feast day of the god, who dwells on Glastonbury Tor, the sacred mountain also known as the resting place of King Arthur.

Feast day of Heimdall – This Icelandic Viking god is the guardian of Asgard, home of the gods, and lives beside the rainbow bridge that connects Asgard with other realms. He is an enigmatic deity who needs no sleep and can see in the dark even on the darkest night. He was born of nine giantesses and the waves of the sea.

Graeco-Roman: The last day of the month was sacred to Hecate. Offerings were made to her in the cross-roads (typically at a place where a side path joins a main road), which seem to be haunted the world over. ‘Hecate’s Suppers’ were put out monthly for her

GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred! )0( 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)

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Seasons of the Witch – Legends and Lore, Ancient Holidays And Some Not So Ancient!

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Seasons of the Witch – Legends and Lore, Ancient Holidays
And Some Not So Ancient!

 

Today Is …

July 28 In the olden days of Pagan Europe, the great thunder-god Thor was honored on this day with prayers for protection of the crops against destructive storms.

July 28-Birthday of Pythias, Oracle of Delphi. Practice divination skills today and though them seek to know yourself better

July 28-29 Vardavar – Armenians celebrate the Monday and Tuesday seven weeks after Pentecost as Rose Day. Once this was a midsummer festival of the goddess, Anahid, who was offered roses and doves. These are still part of the ritual, along with sprinkling water on each other and spending the day outdoors.

According to Injejkian, in Armenia, women and children often carried a broom dressed in rags called the boub ‘lad ‘gin through the village, singing special songs. Onlookers threw water on the ragged broom or bride, as it was sometimes called, and gave those who carried it lard, cracked wheat, and eggs. After the procession, the boub’lad’gin carriers gathered at a sacred spring and dined on pilav.
Blackburn, Bonnie & Leofranc Holford-Strevens, The Oxford Companion to the Year, Oxford University Press 1999

Injejkian, Hasmig, “In Search of Nine Keghi Songs,” Canadian Journal for Traditional Music (1990), http://cjtm.icaap.org/content/18/v18art7.html

Brussels, Belgium: KERMESSE. A 600-year-old-spectacular parade featuring elaborate floats & enormous balloon creatures & characters.

Virgin Islands: HURRICANE SUPPLICATION DAY.

MAYAN CALENDER: NEW YEARS DAY! Eighteen 20-day months (appended by five ‘bad days’); beginning today with the Month of Pop
Remember The Ancient Ways and Keep Them Holy!

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Dream Incense (1)Delphic Dreams

Powdered bay laurel leaves

Cedar wood chips or shavings

Storax gum resin

This incense is a traditional formula, with all ingredients having associations with the Oracle at Delphi. The herbs included cover all bases in order to provide you with an enhanced dream experience:

  • Bay laurel leaves assist dream recall and enhance prophetic ability

  • Cedarwood clarifies dreams and sharpens awareness of detail

  • Storax promotes peaceful sleep and soothes insomnia

Grind the ingredients together. Sprinkle on lit charcoal and burn.