Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lughnasadh

I haven't posted a lot on Lughnasadh.  Okay, fine.  I haven't posted anything about Lughnasadh.  That's mostly because I've been getting ready for our Open Lughnasadh Ritual on Sunday!

Lughnasadh is the first of the harvest festivals.  Grains are celebrated at Litha; Wheat, Barley, Rye, and others.  Gold and Yellow are the colours of Lughnasadh, after the colours of the ripe grain in the field.

Have you ever walked through a wheat field?  Most people, with our modern, urban lives, have not.  Walking through a wheat field, your hands stretched out to touch the tips of the wheat as you walk by, you hear a gentle sound.  A bit of a rattle, a light swooshing.  It's almost hard to explain if you've never heard it.  It's a sound that I always associate with this time of year, though.

Some harvest (and subsequently, of course, fertility) deities that are appropriate at this time of year are Lugh (of course), Demeter, Odin, and Sif.   You won't find Sif on any correspondence lists, but with hair that supposedly represents the wheat fields, I think she is appropriate!

Main foods are grains, breads, and beef.  Mead is awesome to drink at this Sabbat!  Oh, who are we kidding.  Mead the whole year round!

What does everyone else do for Lughnasadh?

Goddess Bless,
Stacy

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