Sunday, 22 September 2013


Today is the holiday of the autumnal equinox, Mabon or the Feast of Avalon, a Pagan ritual of thanksgiving for the fruits of the earth and a recognition of the need to share them during the coming winter months. The word 'equinox' is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because around the equinox, night and day are about equal length. The Druids call this celebration Meán Fómhair and honor the the Green Man, the God of the Forest. Offerings of cider, wine and herbs are appropriate at this time. Summer is waning, the autumnal winds have arrived. It's time to pay our respects to the impending dark...

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