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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