The December installment of ‘A Year And A Day’ on Pagan Pages Ezine is out! Check out my post about Daily Wiccan Practices!
Yuletide, Winter Solstice, Midwinter, Winter Rite, Festival of Sol Invictus/Mithras, Saturnalia (Roman), Cuidle, Alban Arthan, Gŵyl Galan Gaeaf, Meán Geimhridh (Welsh) December 21, 2013 (Northern Hemisphere) Quarter Festival, Solstice, Lesser Sabbat The winter solstice, or Yule, marks the shortest day of the year. From this point on, days continue to grow longer until Midsummer (Litha), therefore Yule celebratesContinue reading “Yule / Winter Solstice”
Yggdrasil is a massive tree at the centre of Norse Cosmology which links and shelters the Nine Worlds. It is thought to be an eternal green ash tree whose branches stretch over the homeworlds and extend above the heavens.
The November installment of ‘A Year And A Day’ on Pagan Pages Ezine is out! Check out my post about Witches in the Media!
Third/Last Harvest, Blood Harvest, Halloween, Old Hallowmas, All Hallows Eve, All Saint’s Eve, Witch’s New Year, Feast/Day of the Dead, Ancestor Night, Feast of Spirits, Feast of Apples, Festival of Pomona, Samonios, Samana, Shadowfest (Strega), Nos Galan/Calan Gaeaf (Welsh), Vetrablot/Winternight (Norse) October 31 Cross-quarter Fire Festival, Greater Sabbat Samhain (SOW-in), also known as the Witch’sContinue reading “Samhain”
The Underworld, also known as the Otherworld or Netherworld, is featured in most mythologies around the world. It is a realm of the dead, where the souls of the recently departed go in their afterlife. Many versions of the Underworld are seen as places of abundance and joy, and reward for good work during their mortalContinue reading “The Underworld”
Thor is the Norse god of thunder, also associated with oak trees, strength, protection and fertility. ‘Thor’ comes from the Germanic word for ‘thunder’, thus he is associated with thunder, lightning and storms. He is often viewed as a fierce warrior with red hair, a red beard, and eyes like lightning. He is likened toContinue reading “Thor, God of Thunder”
There are many forms of triple, tripartite or threefold deities in ancient mythology. Some are seen as a triad who always appear in a group (such as the Norse Norns, the Greek Fates, or the Roman Matres), while some are seen as a single deity having three aspects (such as Greek Hecate). For example, BrigidContinue reading “Triple Goddess”
The October installment of ‘A Year And A Day’ on Pagan Pages Ezine is out! Check out my post about Famous Witches and Wiccans!
The Theban Alphabet, also called the Witches’ Alphabet, is a system of writing which is thought to have originated in the 16th century. It is first mentioned in medieval alchemical manuscripts by Polygraphia (1518) and Agrippa (1531), attributing the alphabet to Honorius of Thebes. Thus, the Theban Alphabet is also called the Runes of HonoriusContinue reading “Theban”