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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
Lughnasadh, The First Harvest Festival of The Year
Holidays >> Lammas
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
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
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
Isis/Aset
ISIS and ASET are really two different deities. When the worship of Isis rose, Aset had already been forgotten for hundreds of years, at this time only a small group of priests still knew how to read the hieroglyphs of the temple walls. Isis was more a Roman...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Hathor/Het-Hert
Meaning "the House of Horus". In early times seen as the sky-goddess and mother of Horus, in the New Kingdom she was merged with Isis to become the same deity. Already in the Old Kingdom her cult center seems to have been in Dendera. During the...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian

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Dance program in Kerala aims to target 'rise in in intolerance'
A group of young men and women in Kerala are planning to conduct a dance program as a mode of protest against what they feel is rising intolerance in India. Named Ellarum Aadanu, which means everybody dance, the program began in a dance school ...
Professional theatre festival begins
Kuzhiyanakal (Avishkara, Kollam); Akashathil Thaniye (Aniyara, Changanassery); Kadathanadan Pennu Thumbolarcha (Yamuna Entertainers, Thrissur); Mamankam (Sankeerthana, Kozhikode); Konkannan (Sadgamaya, Thrissur); Chila Nerangalil Chilar ...
Revelry to end with pageantry
'History, Fiction and the Grey Area between'
The Mamankam festival, an age old festival of Kerala used to be staged every 12 years and lasted 28 days from the 14th to the 18th century.
Recounting tales of suicide warriors
Every 12 years they would plan to assassinate the Zamorin (Hindu Nair ruler) of Calicut (Kozhikode) who would come to the festival of Mamankam on the banks of the river Bharathapuzha or Nila. The story caught my imagination and after reading another ...

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