SerpentStar Lughnasadh 2014 Happy Lugnasadh everyone. Here’s the Lugnasadh SerpentStar for your enjoyment. Grateful thanks to all contributors. It’s a great read as usual because of you!
"In Old Irish (or Old Gaelic), the name of this festival was Lugnasad. This is a combination of Lug (the god Lugh) and násad (an assembly). Later spellings include Luġnasaḋ, Lughnasadh, and Lughnasa. In Modern Irish (Gaeilge), the spelling is Lúnasa, which is also the name for the month of August. In Modern Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig), the festival and the month are both called Lùnastal. In Manx (Gaelg), the festival and the month are both called Luanistyn. In Welsh (Cymraeg), the day is known as Calan Awst, originally a Latin term, the Calends of August in English."