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Yule Etymology

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Yule, the Winter Solstice
ABOUT YULE | RITUAL | FOODS | REFERENCES ABOUT YULE Yule, pronounced "you all", or jol is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Yule, in Old Norse means, Wheel. As the Wheel of the Year is significant in pagan...
Holidays >> Yule
Yule Sabbat Ritual
This Sabbat celebrates rebirth and renewal, and the return of longer days as the Lord of the Sun is reborn from the womb of the Goddess. Wreaths and evergreen trees may decorate the home. Set up the altar with your usual tools. Extra tools will include a Yule...
Holidays >> Yule
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
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
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
Pagan Holidays for the Southern Hemisphere
Many of the readers of RealMagick hail from the Southern Hemisphere. For them, the standard progression of the seasons is shifted... I.e. they are celebrating spring in Brazil, when those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are celebrating Fall. Clearly the "...
Paganism & Wicca >> Holidays
So What is a Blue Moon?
We are not having any Blue Moons this year but the experts say that year 2001 will have an official "Blue Moon" in November. Your geographic location can make a difference to your experience of a Blue Moon. Depending on your longitude you may go...
Astrology >> The Moon

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The Study of Language
messaging, kinship terms and more than twenty new word etymologies. ... George Yule has taught Linguistics at the Universities of Edinburgh, Hawai'i, ...
Henry Yule, A. C. Burnell, Hobson-Jobson: a glossary of colloquial
Henry Yule, A. C. Burnell, Hobson-Jobson: a glossary of colloquial Anglo-.
Welcome, Yule - Phoenix Chorale
Welcome, Yule! is first found in a manuscript dating to the reign of Henry VI, now .... danced, and – depending on who is interpreting the etymology – it may have ...
Workshop Plan - Session 3
about English etymology (where words originate). Can you guess ... 'Introduction', Yule and Burnell also write about the impact of South Asian languages on the.
The Source of the Gothic Month Name jiuleis and its Cognates
The difficulty in resolving the etymology of the word Giuli ('Yule') led ... But the strange fact that no satisfactory Germanic or even Aryan etymology can be.

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Jolly Yule
Below we will see that the etymology of Yule depends to a certain extent on whether a similar form attested in Romance is relevant to the discussion.
Witch Hunt: New Years and New Beginnings
With the new year, we're starting a lot of new journeys. The earth moves in cycles, and a new one is beginning. This can bring new energy, new challenges and new power.
You Call it Christmas, We Call it Yule… Pagans, Celebrate!
As an aside, the word “Yule” is believed to derive from a colloquial Scandinavian term meaning “wheel.” There is also some speculation it is dervied from the Old English word for “jolly.” But its exact etymology is still debated.
'John Chimney' and the Christmas goat - brilliant map shows who delivers the
Etymology gleanings for September 2015
Origin unknown.” Alas. The body of literature on touch wood is considerable.

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Yule - Online Etymology Dictionary
First direct reference to the Yule log is 17c. Old Norse jol seems to have been borrowed in Old French as jolif, hence Modern French joli "pretty, nice," originally  ...
Yule - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Etymology[edit]. Yule is the modern English representation of the Old English words ġéol or ġéohol and ġéola or ġéoli, with the former ...
The Pagan's Path ~ Witchcraft & Shamanism - History Of Yule
Dec 7, 2009 The etymology of the name of the feast of Yule (Old Norse jól, Anglo-Saxon geohol and gehol) and the winter month (Anglo-Saxon giuli, geóla, ...
Yule - Wiktionary
Etymology[edit]. From the Middle English yole, from Old English ġeōl, ġeola (“ Christmastide, midwinter”), either cognate with or from ...
Yule | Define Yule at
Yule definition, Christmas, or the Christmas season. See more. ...

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