Sabbats
Beltane
Colors Red, Green, White, Dark Yellow
Other Names Beltaine, May Day, Walpurgisnacht, Walpurgiseve, May Eve, Rudemas, Celtic Summer
Symbols Eggs, Flowers, Chalice, May Pole, Butter Churn, Flower Chaplet, May Baskets
Deities Marriage/Sexual Union of Deities, All Mother Goddesses
Activities Wrapping the May Pole, The Great Rite, Gathering Flowers
Taboos Giving away fire, and giving away food
Animals Goats, Rabbits, Honey Bees
Stones Sapphire, Bloodstone
Plants Primrose, Cowslip, Hawthorn, Rose, Birch, Rosemary, Lilac
Meaning Union of God and Goddess, Sacred Marriage, All New Life, Fertility for All Living Things, End of Winter (Celtic)
Attunement Teas (Individually or Blended) Burdock, Damiana, Hibiscus, Rose Hips, Saffron
Ritual Oils Passion Flower, Rose, Tuber Rose, Vanilla
Goddesses All Virgin Mother Goddesses, All Goddesses of Song and Dance, All Flower Goddesses, All Goddesses of the Hunt, All Fertility Goddesses, Aima (Hebraic), Aphrodite (Greek), Ariel (English), Artemis (Greek), Baubo (Greek), Blodewedd (Welsh), Chuang-Mu (Chinese), Cupra (Etruscan), Cybele (Greek), Damara (English), Devana (Slavic), Diana (Greek), Erzulie (Voodun), Fand (Manx-Irish), Flidais (Irish), Flora (Roman), Freya (Norse), Hilaria (Greek), Ilamatecuhtli (Aztec), Kaikibani (Polynesian), Lofn (Norse), Meilikki (Finnish), Perchta (Slavic), Prithbi (Hindu), Rainbow Snake (Aboriginal), Rhea (Cretean), Rhiannon (Welsh), Sarbanda (Shiela-na-gig Irish), Skadi (Teutonic), Tuulikki (Finnish), Var (Norse), Venus (Roman), Xochiquetzal (Aztec)
Gods All Gods of the Hunt, All Fertility Gods, All Gods of Love, All Young Father Gods, Arthur, King (Welsh-Cornish), Baal (Phoenician), Bel/Belanos (Celtic), Beltene (Irish-Scottish), Cernunnons (Greco-Celtic), Chores (Slavic), Cupid/Eros (Greco-Roman), Faunus (Roman), Frey (Norse), Herne (Greek), The Great Horned God (European), Lono (Polynesian), Manawyddan (Welsh), Odin (Norse), Orion (Grec-Arabic), Pan (Greek), Puck (English), Robin Goodfellow (English), Telipinu (Hittite)
Lore Weaving and plaiting are traditional arts at this time of year, for the joining together of two substances to form a third is in the spirit of Beltane.
Food Foods traditionally come from the dairy, and dishes such as marigold custard and vanilla ice cream are fine. Oatmeal cakes are also appropriate
Recipes Beltane Cream Pie Farls
Imbolc
Colors White, Yellow, Pink
Other Names Imbolg, Oimelc, Candlemas, Disting-tid, Feast of Brigid, Festival of Light, Feast of the Virgin, Festival of Milk, Anagantios, Feast Day of St. Blaize, St. Bridget's Day, Candlelaria
Symbols Candles, The Bride, Burrowing Animals, Grain Dolly, Sun Wheels
Deities God and Goddess as Children, All Virgin Goddesses
Activities Candle Lighting, Searching For Signs of Spring, Gathering Stones
Taboos Cutting or Picking Plants
Animals Robin, Burrowing Animals, Sheep, Lamb, Dragon, Deer
Stones Turquoise, Amethyst
Plants Evergreen, Willow, Rosemary, Clover, Dill
Meaning Honor of the Virgin Goddess, First signs of Returning Light, Festival of Light
Attunement Teas (Individually or Blended) Chamomile, Red Clover, Rosemary, Blackberry
Ritual Oils Jasmine, Apricot, Carnation, Sweet Pea, Neroli, Olive
Goddesses All Virgin Goddesses, All Flame Goddesses, Anu (Irish), Aradia (Tuscan), Arachne (Greek), Arani (Aryan), Arianhrod (Welsh), Artio (Gaulish), Athena (Greek), Attar (Arabic), Audhumla (Teutonic), Blaize (Breton), Branwen (Manx-Welsh), Brigid/Brid (Irish), Brynhild (Teutonic), Cardea (Roman), Dahud (Breton-Cornish), Februa (Roman), Frimia (Teutonic), Gaia (Greek), Inanna (Sumerian), Kebehut (Egyptian), Laufey (Teutonic), Lucina (Roman-Norse), Selene (Greek), Triduana (Scottish), Vesta (Roman)
Gods All Dragon-Headed Gods, All Flame Gods, Bannik (Slavic), Braggi (Norse), Cupid/Eros (Greco-Roman), Dianichi (Japanese), Diancecht (Irish), Dumuzi (Sumerian), Essus (Gaulish), Februus (Roman), Pax (Roman), Trusto (Teutonic)
Lore It is traditional upon Imbolc, at sunset or just after ritual, to light every lamp in the house — if only for a few moments. Or, light candles in each room in honor of the Sun's rebirth. Alternately, light a kerosene lamp with a red chimney and place this in a prominent part of the home or in a window. If snow lies on the ground outside, walk in it for a moment, recalling the warmth of summer. With your projective hand, trace an image of the sun on the snow.
Food Foods appropriate to eat on this day include those from the dairy, since Imbolc marks the festival of calving. Sour cream dishes are fine. Spicy and full-bodied foods in honor of the sun are equally attuned. Curries and all dishes made with peppers, onions, leeks, shallots, garlic, or chives are appropriate. Spiced wines and dished containing raisins — all foods symbolic of the sun — are also traditional
Recipes Swedish Waffles Honey Cake
Litha
Colors Blue, Green, Gold, Tan
Other Names Summer Solstice, Midsummer, Alban Hefine, Sun Blessing, Gathering Day, Feill-Sheathain, Whit Sunday, Whitsuntide, Vestalia, Thing-Tide, St. John's Day
Symbols Fire, The Sun, Blades, Mistletoe, Oak Trees, Balefire, Sun Wheels, Faeries
Deities Father Gods, Mother Goddesses, Pregnant Deiries, Sun Gods
Activities Jumping Balefire, Gathering Herbs, Clan Gatherings, Well Dressing
Taboos Giving away fire away, Sleeping away from home, neglecting animals
Animals Robin/Wren, Summer Birds, Horses, Cattle
Stones Emerald, Jade, Tiger's Eye, Lapis Lazuli, Diamond
Plants Oak, Mistletoe, Frankincense, Lemon, Sandalwood, Heliotrope, Copal, Saffron, Galangal, Laurel, Yang-Yang
Meaning Honoring of Sun/God at his power, Saying farewell to the waxing year, Preparation for harvest, Honoring the pregnant Goddess, Beginning of waning year
Attunement Teas (Individually or Blended) Anise, Carrot drinks, Lemon, Nettle, Orange
Ritual Oils Heliotrope, Cinnamon, Sandalwood, Lavender, Orange, All Mint Oils, Lemon, Saffron
Goddesses All pregnant Goddesses, All young mother Goddesses, Most war Goddesses, Aine (Irish), Aestas (Roman), Atemis (Greek), Athena (Greek), Banba (Irish), Bona Dea (Roman), Cerd (Iberian), Chup-Kamui (Japanese), Dag (German), Damonan (Breton), Dana (Irish), Dia Griene (Scottish), Djanggawaul Sisters (Aboriginal), Elat (Semitic), Eos (Greek), Erce (English), Eriu (Irish), Freya (Norse), Gerd (Teutonic), Gokarmo (Tibetan), Grian (Irish), Hathor-Tiamet (Egyptian), Indra (Aryan), Isis (Egyptian), Jord (Teutonic), Juno (Roman), Kali (Indian), Keca Aba (Russian), Kou-Njami (Siberian), Kupulo (Russian), Mabd/Maeve (Irish), Marici (Tabetan), Mitra (Aryan), Nut (Egyptian), Olwen (Welsh), Robigus (Roman), Sekhmet (Egyptian), Shekinah (Hebraic), Vesta (Roman), Wurusema (Hittite), Xatel-Ekwa (Hungarian), Zoe (Greek)
Gods All Sun Gods, Most War Gods, Most Thunder Gods, Apollo (Greco-Roman), Baal (Phoenician), Balder (Norse), Bochica (South American), Chacol (Mayan), Dagda (Irish), Donnus (Irish), Dharma (Aryan), El (Semitic), Hadad (Syrian), Helios (Greek), Hyperion (Greek), Ganges (Indian), Gwydion (Welsh), Legba (Voodun), Llew (Welsh), Lugh (Irish), Maui (Polynesian), Oak/Holly King (Anglo-Celtic), Orunjan (Yourban), Prometheus (Greek), Ra (Egyptian), Sol/Helios (Greco-Roman), Thor (Norse), Upulero (Indonesian), Xiuhtecutli (Aztec), Zeus (Greek)
Lore Litha is practically the classic time two perform magick of all kinds. Healings, love magick and protections are especially suitable. Herbs can be dried over the ritual fire if you're celebrating outdoors. Leap the fire for purification and renewed energy.
Food Fresh fruits are standard fair for Litha, such as summer squash, lemons and oranges
Recipes Buckeyes Zucchini Casserole
Lughnassadh
Colors Red, Gold, Yellow, Green, Orange, Citrine
Other Names Lammas, Lughnasa, Festival of Green Corn, First Harvest, Ceresalia, August Eve, Elembiuos, Feast of Cardenas
Symbols Corn, All Grains, Bread, Full Moon, Wheat
Deities Sun Gods, Mother Goddesses
Activities Baking Bread, Gathering First Fruits, Astrology
Taboos Not Sharing Food
Animals Roosters, Calves
Stones Yellow Diamond, Peridot, Citrine
Plants Corn, Rice, Wheat, Ginseng, Rye
Meaning Honoring the Parent Deities, Honoring the Sun Gods, Celebrating First Harvest
Attunement Teas (Individually or Blended) Alfalfa, Corn Silk, Golden Seal
Ritual Oils Eucalyptus, Corn, Safflower
Goddesses All Grain Deities, All Mother Goddesses, All Livestock Goddesses, Aine (Irish), Alphito (Irish), Ashnan (Sumerian), Cabria (Phoenician), Carmen (Italio-Iberian), Ceres (Roman), Chicomecoatl (Aztec), Damia (Greek), Demeter (Greek), Frey (Norse), Goddess of Mundus (Norse-Celtic), Habondia (German-Celtic), Hani-Yasu-NoKami (Japanese), Ishtar (Babylonian), Kait (Hittite), Kornjunfer (German), Libera (Roman), Marcia (Italian), Mama Alpa (Incan), Morgay (English), Nisaba (Chaldaean), Persephone (Greek), Pirua (South American), Po Ino Nogar (Cambodian), Qocha Mana (Hopi), Robigo (Roman), Saning Sri (Japanese), Selu (Cherokee), Taillte (Irish), Tailltiu (Welsh-Scottish), Tea (Irish), Tuaret (Egyptian), Uti Haiti (Pawnee), Zaramama (Peruvuan), Zytniamatka (Teutonic)
Gods All Father Gods, All Grain Deities, All Livestock Gods, Athtar (Pheonician), Bes (Egyptian), Bran (Welsh), Dagon (Pheonician), Ebisu (Japanese), Ghanan (Mayan), Howtu (Chinese), Liber (Roman), Lono (Polynesian), Llew (Welsh), Lugh (Irish), Neper (Egyptian), Odin (Norse), Xochipilli (Aztec)
Lore It is appropriate to plant the seeds from the fruit consumed in ritual. If they sprout, grow the plant with love and as a symbol of your connection with the God and Goddess. Wheat weaving (the making of corn dollies, etc.) is an appropriate activity for Lughnasadh. Visits to fields, orchards, lakes and wells are also traditional.
Food The foods of Lughnassadh include bread, blackberries and all berries, acorns (Leached of their poisons first), crab-apples, all grains and locally ripe produce. A cake is sometimes baked, and cider is used in place of wine
Recipes Cornbread Brigid's Blackberry Pie
Mabon
Colors Brown, Orange, Violet, Maroon, Russet, Deep Gold
Other Names Autumn Equinox, Fall Equinox, Second Harvest, Festival of Dionysus, Wine Harvest, Alban Elfed, Cornucopia
Symbols Grapes, Wine, Vines, Garland, Gourds, Burial Cairns, Rattles, Horn of Plenty, Indian Corn, Sun Wheels
Deities Wine Deities, Aging Deities
Activities Wine making, Adorning Graves
Taboos Passing burial sites and not honoring the dead
Animals Dogs, Wolves, Birds of Prey
Stones Amethyst and Yellow Topaz
Plants Vines, Ivy, Hazel, Cedar, Hops, Tobacco
Meaning Celebrating the second harvest, balance, honoring the aging deities, honoring the spirit world, darkness overtaking light, celebration of wine
Attunement Teas (Individually or Blended) All berries, grape drinks, heather, hops, sassafras
Ritual Oils Apple blossom, hay/straw, black pepper, patchouli
Goddesses All Grape-Berry Goddesses, All fruit-Vegetable Deities, Akibimi (Japanese), Anapurna (Indian), Cessair (Welsh), Epona (Celtic-Gaulish), Harmonica (Greek), Lilitu (Semitic), Mama Allpa (Peruvian), Modron (Welsh), Morgan (Welsh-Cornish), The Muses (Greek), Nikkal (Canaanite), Ningal (Sumerian), Ninkasi (Sumerian), Pamona (Roman), Rennutet (Egyptian), Sin (Irish), Snake Women (Aboriginal), Sophia (Greco-Hebriac), Sura (Indian)
Gods All Wine Gods, All Non-Grain Harvest Gods, All Gods of Fruits, All Gods of Abandonment, Dionysus (Roman), Bacchus (Greek), Haurun (Canaanite), Hermes (Greek), The Great Horned God (European), Hotei (Japanese), Iacchus (Greco-Tuscan), Mabon (Welsh), Orcus (Roman), Thoth (Egyptian)
Lore A traditional practice is to walk in wild places and forests, gathering seed pods and dried plants. Some of these can be used to decorate the home; others saved for future herbal magick.
Food The foods of Mabon include grains, fruits and vegetables, especially corn. Cornbread is traditional fair, as are beans and baked squash
Recipes Baked Apples Indiana Style Texas-Style Pecan Pie
Ostara
Colors Grass Green, Yellow, Pink, All Pastels, Robin's Egg Blue
Other Names Eostre's Day, Spring Equinox, Vernal Equinox, Alban Eiber, Bacchanalia, Lady Day
Symbols Eggs, New Moon, Butterflies/Cocoons
Deities Youthful and virgile God and Goddess
Activities Dying Eggs, Looking for Spring Growth
Taboos None Known
Animals Rabbits and Snakes
Stones Aquamarine, Rose Quartz, Moonstone
Plants Crocus, Daffodil, Jasmine, Irish Moss, Snowdrop, Ginger
Meaning Balance, New Life/Rebirth, Goddess and God in Youth, End of Winter (Non-Celtic), Light Overtaking Darkness
Attunement Teas (Individually or Blended) Dandelion, Egg Drinks, Hyssop, Linden
Ritual Oils Lotus, Magnolia, Ginger
Goddesses All Virgin Goddesses, All Goddesses of Love, All Moon Goddesses, All Androgynous Deities, Some Fertility Goddesses, Anna Fearina (Roman), Aphrodite (Greek), Astarte (Canaanite), Athena (Greek), Coatlicue (Aztec), Cybele (Roman), Doda (Serbian), Eostre (Teutonic), Erce (Slavic), Eriu (Irish), Flidais (Irish), Gaia (Greek), Garbhod (Irish), Hera/Juno (Greco-Roman), Ishtar (Babylonian), Iris (Greek), Isis (Egyptian), Lady of the Lake (Welsh-Cornish), Libera (Roman), Madhusri (Hindu), Ma-Ku (Chinese), Melusine (Franco-Scottish), Minerva (Roman), Moon Mother (Native American), The Muses (Greek), Ova (Greek-Etruscan), Persephone (Greco-Roman), Renpet (Egyptian), Rheda (Anglo-Saxon), Salamaona (Middle Eastern), Vesna (Slavic), Vesta (Greco-Roman), Venus (Roman)
Gods All Gods of Love, All Moon Gods, Some Fertility Gods, All Gods of Song and Dance, Adonis (Greek), Attis (Persian), Cernunnos (Greco-Celtic), Dagda (Irish), Danh (West African), Dylan (Welsh), Gwali (Central African), The Great Horned God (European), Lord of the Greenwood (English), Mithras (Greco-Persian), Odin (Norse), Osiris (Egyptian), Ovis (Roman-Etruscan), Pan (Greek)
Lore A traditional Vernal Equinox pastime: go to a field and randomly collect wildflowers (be sure to thank the flowers for their sacrifice before picking them). Or, buy some from a florist, taking one or two of those that appeal to you. Then bring them home and divine their magickal meanings by the use of books, your own tuition, a pendulum or by other means. The flowers you've chosen reveal your inner thoughts and emotions. It is important at this time of renewed life to plan a walk (or ride) through gardens, a park, woodlands, forest and other green places. This is not simply exercise, and you should be on no other mission. It isn't even just an appreciation of nature. Make your walk celebratory, a ritual for nature itself. Other traditional activities include planting seeds, working on magickal gardens and practicing all forms of herb work — magickal, medicinal, cosmetic, culinary and artistic.
Food Foods in tune with this day (linking your meals with the seasons is a fine method of attuning with nature) include those made of seeds, such as sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds, as well as pine nuts. Sprouts are equally appropriate, as are leafy, green vegetables. Flower dishes such as stuffed naturtiums or carnation cupcakes also find their place here
Recipes Hot Cross Buns Eggnog Pashka
Yule
Colors Red, Green, White, Gold
Other Names Midwinter, Sun Return, Alban Arthan, Pagan New Year, Satunalia, Winter Solstice, Finn's Day, Yuletide, Festival of Sol, Great Day of the Cauldron, Festival of Growth
Symbols Evergreen Trees, Yule Log, Holly, Eight-Spoked Wheel, Wreaths, Spinning Wheels
Deities Newborn God, Triple Goddess
Activities Decorating Yule Tree, Gifts in Memory of Deceased, Storytelling
Taboos Extinguishing Fire, Travel
Animals Stags, Squirrels, Wren/Robin
Stones Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet
Plants Holly, Mistletoe, Evergreens, Poinsettia, Bougainvillaea, Tropical Flowers, Bay, Pine, Ginger, Valerian, Myrrh
Meaning Rebirth of God, Honor of the Triple Goddess, Return of Sun and Waxing Year, New Year (Non-Celtic)
Attunement Teas (Individually or Blended) Cinnamon, Mullein, Willow Bark, Yarrow
Ritual Oils Rosemary, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Saffron, Cedar/Pine, Wintergreen, Ginger
Goddesses All Spinning Goddesses, Albina (Tuscan), Angerona (Roman), Anna Perenna (Roman), Befana (Italian), Brigitte (Voodun), Changing Woman (Apache), Eve (Hebraic), Fortuna (Roman), Frey (Norse), Gaia (Greek), Hannah (Sumerian), Heket (Egyptian), Kefa (Egyptian), Lilith (Hebraic), Lucina (Italian), Ma'at (Egyptian), Metzli (Aztec), Nox (Roman), NuKua (Chinese), Pandora (Greek), Pax (Roman), Shekinah (Hebraic-Gnostic), Spinning Woman (Native American), Thea (Greek), Tiamat (Babylonian), Virgin Mary (Christian-Gnostic), Yachimato-Hime (Japanese), Zvezda (Slavic)
Gods All Re-Born Sun Gods, Aker (Egyptian), Apollo (Greco-Roman), Attis (Egyptian-Phoenician), Balder (Norse), Braggi (Norse), Cronos (Greek), Father Sun (Native American), Helios (Greek), Hyperion (Greek), Janus (Roman), Jesus (Christian-Gnostic), Lugh (Irish), Maui (Polynesian), Mitra (Aryan), Mithras (Persian), Ngau (Maori), Nurelli (Aboriginal), Oak/Holly King (Anglo-Celtic), Odin (Norse), Ra (Egyptian), Saturn (Roman), Sol (Roman), Ukko (Finnish-Yugoritic), Yachimata-Hiko (Japanese)
Lore One traditional Yuletide practice is the creation of a Yule tree. This can be a living, potted tree which can later be planted in the ground, or a cut one. The Choice is yours. Appropriate Wiccan decorations are fun to make, from strings of dried rosebuds and cinnamon sticks (or popcorn and cranberries) for garlands, to bags of fragrant spices which are hung from boughs. Quartz crystals can be wrapped with shiny wire and suspended from sturdy branches to resemble icicles. Apples, oranges, and lemons hanging from boughs are strikingly beautiful, natural decorations, and were customary in ancient times. Many enjoy the custom of lighting the Yule log. This is a graphic representation of the rebirth of the God within the sacred fire of the Mother Goddess. If you choose to burn one, select a proper log (traditionally of Oak or Pine). Carved or chalk a figure of the Sun (such as a rayed disk) or the God (a horned circle or a figure of a man) upon it, with a white-handled knife, and set it alight in the fireplace at dusk on Yule. As the log burns, visualize the Sun shining within it and think of the coming warmer days.
Food As for food, Nuts, Fruit such as Apples and Pears, Cakes of Carraways soaked in Cider, and (for non-vegetarians) pork are traditional fare. Wassail, Lambswool, Hibiscus or Ginger Tea are fine drinks for the Simple Feast or Yule meals
Recipes All-Purpose Holiday Cookies Gingerbread Men and Women Yule Log Cake
Samhain
Colors Black, Orange and Red
Other Names Halloween, Hallowmas, All Hallows Eve, Day of the Dead, Feast of Spirits, Third Harvest, Samonios, All Saint's Eve, Martinmas, Celtic New Year, Samhuinn, Celtic Winter, Samana, Festival of Pamona, Vigil of Saman, Hallowe'en, Vigil of Todos, Santos
Symbols Jack-o'-Lantern, Balefire, Besom, Masks, The Cauldron, Waning Moon
Deities All Crone Goddesses, The Dying/Dead God
Activities Divination, Past-life Recall, Spirit Contact, Meditation, Drying Winter Herbs
Taboos Travel after dark, Eating grapes or berries
Animals Bats, Cats, Dogs
Stones Obsidian, Onyx, Carnelian
Plants Apple, Mugwort, Gourds, Sage, Allspice, Catnip
Meaning Wisdom of Crone, Death of God, Reflection on our place in the Wheel of the Year, Honoring of the Dead, End of Summer, New Year (Celtic), Celebrating Reincarnation
Attunement Teas (Individually or Blended) Apple Cider, Angelica, Catnip, Indian Hyppo, Sage, Valerian
Ritual Oils Frankincense, Basil, Yarrow, Lilac, Ylang-Ylang, Camphor, Clove
Goddesses All Crone Goddesses, Al-llat (Persian), Babd (Irish), Bebhionn (Irish), Brunhilde (Teutonic), Carlin (Scottish), Cerridwen (Welsh-Scottish), Devanyani (Indian), Edda (Norse), Eris (Greek), Frau Holde (Teutonic), All Under World Goddesses, Baba Yaga (Russian), Bast (Egyptian), Bronach (Irish), Caillech/Cailleac (Irish-Scottish), Cassandra (Greek), Crobh Dearg (Irish), Dolya (Russian), Elli (Teutonic), Fortuna (Greco-Roman), Frigga/Frey (Norse), Hakea (Polynesian), Hel (Norse), Inanna (Sumerian), Kali (Hindu), Kele-De (Irish), Macha (Irish), Mari (Hindu), Marzana (Slavic), Nicnevin (Anglo-Scottish), Psyche (Greek), Remati (Tibetan), Zorya Vechernaya (Slavic), Hecate (Greek), Husbishag (Semitie), Ishtar (Babylonian), Kalma (Finnish-Yugoritic), Lilith (Hebrew), Mara (Persian), Mari-Ama (Norse), The Morrigu/Morrigan (Celtic), Pamona (Roman), The Queen of Elphame (Scottish), Rhiannon (Welsh)
Gods All Death Gods, All Aged Gods, All Underworld Gods, Am-Heh (Egyptian), Arawn (Welsh), Corn Father (Native American), Coyote Brother (Native American), Dis (Roman), Eite-Ade (Etruscan), Ghede (Voodun), Hades (Greek), Heimdall (Norse), The Great Horned God (European), Kronos/Cronus (Greco-Phoenician), Loki (Norse), Maderha (Lapp), Nefertum (Egyptian), Odin (Norse), Pluto (Greco-Roman), Rangi (Maori), Samana (aryan), Sekhet (Egyptian), Woden (Teutonic), Xocatl (Aztec)
Lore It is traditional on Samhain night to leave a plate of food outside the home for the souls of the dead. A candle placed in the window guides them to the lands of eternal summer, and burying apples in the hard-packed earth "feeds" the passed ones on their journey.
Food For food, beets, turnips, apples, corn, nuts, gingerbread, cider, mulled wines and pumpkin dishes are appropriate, as are meat dishes (If you are not vegetarian. If so, tofu seems ritually correct).
Recipes Chocolate de Mexicanos Granny McCoy's Pumpkin Pie Colcannon Wassail
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