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"B" is for "Beltane"

Beltane is a joyful festival of growth that heralds the arrival of summer. It is the festival of the ‘Good Fire’ or ‘Bel-fire’, named after the solar deity Bel. 247 more words

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"A" is for Apollo

Apollo is the son of Zeus and the twin brother of Artemis; his special interests are archery, music (particularly the lyre), and health and healing, as well as being god of plagues. 409 more words

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More on the Horseman (Pagan Blog Project, Week 16)

Last week, I posted a poem about the Horseman. Previously, I have written about Sabazios, one of the versions of the Thracian Horseman, and linked to others’ excellent writings about Him. 220 more words

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To Hex or Heal

My H blog has been delayed by our family holidays in a beautiful holiday cottage in Whitby,West Yorkshire. The week hasn’t let me forget the letter H, with us staying in Holly Cottage and finding my first hagstone, to the point where I felt guilty but Whitby is a technological and wifi black spot and I have been out of touch with the world for almost 5 days. 374 more words

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G is for Ghost Stories

I was first introduced to the idea of ghost stories being appropriate to tell around the winter holidays when I read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and was informed that in Victorian times, it was tradition to share ghost stories at Christmas. 266 more words

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Pagan Blog Project: H is for (My) Heathenry

I’ve always considered myself, within heathenry, to be a heathen–just a heathen, nothing more specific, nothing more defined. (I’ve heard that some heathens have an issue with multifaith folks who count heathenry among their practices; maybe I am just fortunate in the people I have met, but this hasn’t been my experience so I’m not going to address it here, apart from mentioning that I decided years ago not to use the word “Asatru” to describe myself and that was one of the reasons.) 209 more words

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"A" is for "Altar"

The altar, the holy table, should be the most noble, the most beautifully designed and constructed table you can possibly find. It is part of your sacred space. 193 more words

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