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Beltane - The Lover's Holiday
ABOUT BELTANE | RITUAL | FOODS | REFERENCES ABOUT BELTANE Beltane is celebrated on May 1st and is one of the original Celtic festivals, Samhain being the other one. Beltane or May Day is also known as the Lover's holiday. Beltane is pronounced bel-tene, "...
Holidays >> Beltaine
Beltane was a day representing many things to the Celtic people. It was the second of the four fire festivals. To most it celebrated the sun God, Baal(British)/ Bel(Irish)/ Beli(Welsh)/ Belanos(Pan-Celtic), although the sun appears to have been originally...
Holidays >> Beltaine
Beltane Sabbat Ritual
This Sabbat celebrates the joining of the God and the Goddess. She is now in her Mother aspect, and it is from Her womb that all life will spring. This is yet another fertility Sabbat. The altar and circle should be decorated with flowers. Any white flowers...
Holidays >> Beltaine
Brigid - The Goddess of Imbolc and Celtic Europe
Celtic Myth | Ireland | Britain | Christianity | A Myth The Pagan goddess Brigid is perhaps one of the oldest goddesses of Celtic Europe still recognized and worshipped. In fact, until the mid-twentieth century in Scotland, she was still welcomed in at Imbolc...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Pagan Mythology
Is the traditional story presented as an historical event that serves to illustrate part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. The mythological beliefs a culture shares gives shape to its actions and choices....
Paganism & Wicca >> Holidays
Summer is at its end and the last harvest is taken in. The cold season returns, all of nature seems to die and the nights become long. It is the beginning of Samon, the dark half of the year. The veil between the land of the living and the land of the dead...
Holidays >> Samhain
Festival Cycles, Christian Feasts and the Sabbats
A Miscellany of Festivals : Christian Equivalents for the "Sabbats" There's a number of reasons why the "Wiccan" wheel of the year and the Christian Calendar don't match. The most important is all too often overlooked. The Christian...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism

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Other less 'licentious' Beltane customs survived and included jumping the Balfire in honor of the God Bel, Baal or Balder.
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Dancin' Th' May Tree. Th' Warriors Feast. Th' Right Tae Wield Th'.
Beltane Groups 2011 - Beltane Fire Society
kindling the Beltane fires, although only eight are named: Choose the willow of the streams,. Choose the hazel of the rocks,.
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reason. Likewise, any items you wish to purify or protect may be passed through the smoke of the Beltane fire.

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Work by the author includes The Vanishing of Ruth mystery, the Jarrow and Durham trilogies, Tyneside family sagas and Scottish historical romance The Beltane Fires. The book signing will take place on Sunday, December 11, from 2pm to 4pm.

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Beltane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Beltane was formerly spelled 'Bealtuinn' in Scottish Gaelic; in Manx it is spelt .
Beltane Fire Festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Beltane Fire Festival Red Men.
Beltane Fire Society
Beltane Fire Society - Home of Edinburgh's Beltane Fire Festival.
Article: Beltane, by Heather Shaw
Beltane Fires * Chalice E-Zine
Beltane fires come in many different forms! Mostly, they are fires within . .

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