Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Mythology of May Day II: The Bonfire Rituals of May Day Eve

This post continues my discussion of the mythology of May Day, along a less familiar tangent. We’ve all heard of Maypoles, but what about May Day bonfires? Traditionally, in most countries of northern Europe the May Day bonfire ritual was … Continue reading

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The Mythology of May Day I: The Goddess of May Day

May Day does not get much attention in America, but our culture has deep mythological roots in this holiday going back to our European ancestors and even to the ancient Classical world. I’ll be devoting three posts to this mythology … Continue reading

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The Goddess of Easter

We celebrate the spring equinox season through Easter, which in Christian tradition marks the resurrection of the divine Jesus Christ. According to the Gospels, this event indeed took place in the spring (on the day of the Passover Sabbath in the … Continue reading

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