Seasons of the Witch – Legends and Lore, Ancient Holidays And Some Not So Ancient!
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Consus, the God of the Grain-store, was celebrated annually on this date by the ancient Romans. Sacrifices were made in his honor, and all beasts of burden were embellished with wreaths of flowers and given a day of rest.
The Festival of Krishna is celebrated annually on this day in the country of India. It is also a sacred day dedicated to Devaki, the Mother-Goddess.
Procession of the Witches in Belgium. Sounds like fun! Gather your witchy friends and have a parade, even it it’s only in your backyard.
Egyptian; Procession of Bast; Birthday of Nut
Egypt/Kemet: Feast of the Nativity of Isis, the Goddess of 10,000 Names. She is an ancient Goddess who assisted her husband, Osiris, in civilizing the people of the Nile. She taught them how to grind corn, to spin flax, and to weave cloth. She is the guide of all wives, mothers, healers, advocates, and teachers; the patron of magic, learning, love, and motherhood; the power of the Pharaohs. She is usually portrayed wearing a throne on her head. She is Goddess of day while her sister Nephthys is Goddess of night. There are many stories of Isis, but the most well known is how she conceived a child with Osiris after he had been killed by Set. He had cut the body of Osiris into 14 pieces and cast them into the Nile. Isis, with the help of Nephthys, recovered all but one part. This was the phallus, which had been swallowed by a fish. Using her magic, she brought all of Osiris’s parts together and reformed him whole. He became the first mummy when she embalmed his body, with the help of Anubis, thus restoring him to eternal life. The child of their post-resurrection tryst was Horus.
India: Festival of Krishna – a celebration of the rebirth of Lord Vishnu to his incarnation as the God Krishna. It was Krishna who revealed the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna.
Rome: Volturnalia, the festival dedicated to Volturnus, ‘God of the Waters,’ God of fountains; a tribal river god who later was identified as God of the Tiber river. The Volturnus River, in southern Italy, is named for him. Volturnus was the father of the Goddess Juturna, who was first identified with a spring in Latium near the Numicus River and later with a pool near the temple of Vesta in the Forum of Rome. They were both honored on this day with feasting, wine-drinking and games by Romans.
GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred! )0( Live each Season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. ~Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)
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