Seasons of the Witch – Legends and Lore, Ancient Holidays And Some Not So Ancient!
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Native American: Changing Woman Ceremony – The Apache tribe in Arizona hold this rite-of-passage festival at sunrise. The ritual lasts four days, and marks the coming of age of a pubescent girl.who ritually transforms into the spirit-goddess known as Changing Woman and blesses all who are in attendance.
Ladon, Hopi Woman’s Healing Day. Light candles for your own health today in colors connected to your own healing needs.
Catholic Saint Days: St. Hermione, a prophetess. One of the daughters of Philip the Deacon who is mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles. Martyred c.117 at Ephesus. St. Ida of Herzfeld, who grew up in Charlemagne’s court, and was married to a Lord by arrangement of the Emperor. Her only child became a monk
Ghana: Path Clearing Festival – held by the Akan people of Ghana to honor and receive blessings from the ancient God of the sacred well.
- American: Lakon – Hopi tribe women’s festival in honor of The Maidens of the Four Directions. Christian mapmakers once depicted angels as representing the four directions.
Slavic Pagan: The Day of Remembrance for the Pagan People of Novgorod – Ruen (September) 3. The events which happened on this day demonstrate all the “love” and essence of Christianity.
Egyptian; Ceremony of Transformation through Anubis Mummification of Osiris
Greek: The fourth day of every month is sacred to the Goddess Aphrodite and the God Hermes.
Aug 29 -Sep 11 – Return of Isis – Egyptian festival marking the return to Egypt of Goddess Isis (as the star of Sept/Sirius) and God Osiris (as the rising Nile River).
Aug 30 -Sep 10 -Ganesha Chaturthi – Hindu festival honoring God Ganesha (son of Goddess Parvati and God Shiva) as the challenger, creator and remover of obstacles.
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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