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#1    GreenmansGod

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 08:59 PM

August 1th is middle summer festival.  It is a day of feasting on the fruits of mid-summer.  It celebrates the Celtic God Lugh (loo) the many skilled.  He is the master of crafts, warfare and magic.  

My turn to be High Priest at my coven celebration wish me luck. grin2.gif

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 09:50 PM

well yes happy 1th agust  grin2.gif

and good luck with your priest duty  thumbsup.gif

how about if you write something about your experience?  original.gif



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Posted 01 August 2005 - 10:17 PM

HUZZAY! It's Lughnasadh!

Again, the lack of conveniant transportation and a lack of mate caring about holidays of any kind... I am.. spending it alone.  Which is nothing new X)

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 10:59 PM

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 04:17 AM

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how about if you write something about your experience?  original.gif



The actual workings of a coven are generally secret.  But I can tell you what happens at a Lughnasadh (loo na saw)  celebration.  You celebrate the summer harvest of berries, corn, and summer vegatables.  So you put them on the alter.  You make a cornbread man that represents the God Lugh (loo).  As you pass Lugh around and eat him you talk about what you are thankful in your life.  (I must say, I made the cornbread man and he turned out looking like Mr. Bill. "0000 Mr. Hand don't eat me OOOOO....) grin2.gif  Different covens do different things. Some dance and sing. All in all it is fun and serious at the same time.

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 04:36 AM

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The actual workings of a coven are generally secret.  But I can tell you what happens at a Lughnasadh (loo na saw)  celebration.  You celebrate the summer harvest of berries, corn, and summer vegatables.  So you put them on the alter.  You make a cornbread man that represents the God Lugh (loo).  As you pass Lugh around and eat him you talk about what you are thankful in your life.  (I must say, I made the cornbread man and he turned out looking like Mr. Bill. "0000 Mr. Hand don't eat me OOOOO....) grin2.gif  Different covens do different things. Some dance and sing. All in all it is fun and serious at the same time.

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This sounds so peaceful and enjoyable that it pains me to remember how many people think it is the work of the devil (Anything to do with this and other festivals/holidays/religions). Never knew corn bread was Satanic.   tongue.gif

Is this a specific religion's holiday or just Celtic?

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 04:40 AM

Had a wonderful Lammas! I hope all fellow Pagans who celebrate Lammas had a great one! Brightest Blessings Everyone!


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Posted 02 August 2005 - 05:59 AM

It is a holiday of the ancient Celts and Gauls. Remember the Celts were not just in Ireland, but in all the British Isles and in Europe. Ireland was the last strong hold.    
Neo Celtic Pagans are bring back the old customs and the old religious holidays.  So for me it is very much a religious holiday. It is a cross quarter holiday so it is not a high holy day like Samhain (sow win) but a holiday none the less. Lugh is a God and a hero and on this day he is worshiped, this is his day.  To the Celts Mid summer is the beginning of the end of summer.  The God is old and is beginning to die.  The next holiday is Samhain when he enters the world of dead.  The Goddess is very sad and winter begins.  But there is hope, the Goddess carries the seed of the God in her womb.  On Yule the the Goddess give birth to the God.  The holidays follow the increase and decrease of the day. Which was very important to farm people.  Our monthly worship follows the Moon, Full Moon and New Moon.  The God is represented by the Sun and the Goddess by the Moon.    There is more, a lot more but it has been a big day for me and it is time to take my meds and hit the bed.  sleepy.gif

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 06:03 AM

[qipte]Remember the Celts were not just in Ireland[/quote]

When I think celtic, I tend to think Scotland before I think Ireland huh.gif Maybe I'm just arrogant or something huh.gif

Anyway, sounds fun...although there is something morbid about passing around a little cornbread man and eating him tongue.gif

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 11:45 AM

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When I think celtic, I tend to think Scotland before I think Ireland  Maybe I'm just arrogant or something

Sera, just remember the old saying, "God made the Scots, just a wee bit better!" LOL, as one Scot (even if I am the Yank variety) to another, the Scot is the epitamy of the Celt!  yes.gif  


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Posted 02 August 2005 - 02:06 PM

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When I think celtic, I tend to think Scotland before I think Ireland Maybe I'm just arrogant or something


Like I said they were through out the British Isles. (In the States most people associate Celtic with Ireland.)  I know one Celtic Pagan that follows Welsh traditions and they are different from Irish and Scot traditions.  People of ancient times were much more regional than they are today.  I don't know if Modern transportation is a curse or a wonder.  On one hand I can jump a plane and go see Seraphina in a matter of hours; on the other hand we got McDonalds on every corner all over the world and unbreathable air.
So yes Seraphina my love, you are a Celt. yes.gif

Passing around a cornbread man and eating him is better than passing around a Christian and eating him.  Becides Christians tend to be tough.

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 08:59 PM

[quote=Seraphina,Aug 2 2005, 06:03 AM]
[qipte]Remember the Celts were not just in Ireland[/quote]

When I think celtic, I tend to think Scotland before I think Ireland huh.gif Maybe I'm just arrogant or something huh.gif

Anyway, sounds fun...although there is something morbid about passing around a little cornbread man and eating him tongue.gif
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Funny.. when I think Celtic.. I think Ireland, Whales, Isle of Man, little corner of France, thenScotland...

laugh.gif  But maybe I'm just arrogant!

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 09:14 PM

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*cackles and runs*

Ye better run, ye sassinach (forgive me Sera if I misspell it, but me heart is the the right place)!  Ye'll have the Clans after ye! LOL laugh.gif


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Posted 02 August 2005 - 10:14 PM

QUOTE(mako @ Aug 2 2005, 09:14 PM)
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*cackles and runs*

Ye better run, ye sassinach (forgive me Sera if I misspell it, but me heart is the the right place)!  Ye'll have the Clans after ye! LOL laugh.gif

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 10:19 PM

Hey now, only I get to hum the drunken Scotsman song!

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