Posted 9/5/2008 11:30 AM (#9989 - in reply to #9987) Subject: RE: Wiccan Calender
Location: California, USA
Yep. Although Lamas is taken from the Catholic 'loaf-mas' from long time ago as far as I understand. Aug 1 is also called Lughnasadh. ..."referring to Lugh, the Irish sun god. However, the funeral is not his own, but the funeral games he hosts in honor of his foster-mother Tailte. For that reason, the traditional Tailtean craft fairs and Tailtean marriages (which last for a year and a day) are celebrated at this time. " (fr wicca.com)
Pretty interesting... It is the first harvest. Mabon is the second and falls on the equinox. I'm having a pot luck to celebrate...
Now, would Lammas eve be like Christmas eve (wouldn't it?), so that Juliet was born on July 31? My daughter's b-day...
Posted 9/6/2008 9:05 PM (#10021 - in reply to #9987) Subject: RE: Wiccan Calender
Tull! 1978, Madison Square Garden. There we were, there I was. Paul, I clicked on your link and Keith ( hubby ) proclaimed, "That sounds like Jethro Tull, "My God". That in and of itself made me smile. I have a new location, for anyone who happens to care!
Posted 9/7/2008 8:07 AM (#10028 - in reply to #10021) Subject: RE: Wiccan Calender
Location: United Kingdom
I care Instinctual ! May see you there ... amazing you were at that concert ... I was inspired to learn the flute watching Tull ... bumped into Ian Anderson in the Florida airport lift, c. 1982 ... may see you in your new location !! xx
Posted 8/29/2017 7:30 PM (#28415 - in reply to #9987) Subject: Re: Wiccan Calender
Location: San Diego, CA
Lughnassadh comes from Pre-Christian European Pagan practices that predate Catholicism. Pagans didn't steal from Catholics or Christians.
It is mostly associated with the Irish God Lugh, one of my spirit guides. Celebrated to honor the start of the harvest year.
I've celebrated it on the East and West coast within Druidic and Wiccan rituals.
The games aren't highlighted as much, but I brought a frisbee a few times and a guitar once. Blessed be