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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
I am Pagan
I am Pagan. I am a part of the whole of Nature. The Rocks, the Animals, the Plants, the Elements, and Stars are my relatives. Other humans are my sisters and brothers, whatever their races, colors, genders, sexual orientations, ages, nationalities, religions,...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
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
The Sacred Wheel: The Sabbats
The Wheel of the Year honors the never ending cycle of life, death, and rebirth. It expresses the belief which Pagan religions hold that time is circular, not linear. The Sabbats are derived from the rich traditions of seasonal festivals as celebrated by...
Paganism & Wicca >> Holidays
Basil - The Herb of Kings
Basil, from soil to seed To strong stems and beautiful leaves. I ask for blessings to have bestowed As I nurture and watch you grow. From mornings dew and sun of afternoon To rays of the stars and midnights moon Mother Earth watch over thee As I my will, So...
Herbalism >> Herbs dictionary B
Pagan Festivals
There are eight major pagan festivals celebrated by Wiccans and other pagans. Yes, just like other religions, they have a set of religious festivals that they observe and celebrate.
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Voices: Merry Candlemas! It's time to undeck the halls
OAKWOOD, Ohio — Here it is, already February, but it still looks a lot like Christmas everywhere you go. Christmas lights at this time of year drive me bonkers. For starters, they make me melancholy.
Christian Celebration Candlemas Focuses on Jesus and Virgin Mary
Traditionally candles are blessed on Candlemas. Candle-lit procession usually precedes the mass. In some European countries, such as France, Candlemas is celebrated with a crepes meal, for which each family member cooks a crepe while holding a coin ...
History with a Side of Soup on March 16
Throughout the conflicts Native and European communities from the Penobscot to Piscataqua Rivers suffered savage attacks, including the brutal attack on York on Candlemas, 1692. Countless men women and children were killed, taken captive or sold into ...
The Continual Riddle of Shakespeare's “Pericles”
On February 2, 1610, it was performed in Yorkshire, for Candlemas, and, in 1616, a play called “Pericles” was performed at the Queen's chambers at Whitehall, as an after-dinner entertainment. Sometime between l625 and 1630, it was staged at the Globe.
Candlemas - Jesus as the Light of the World
TS Eliot's A Song For Simeon is part of a seasonal series of poems taking the reader through Advent and into Christmas.

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