The Pagan Holidays

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The Pagan Holidays

Post by Mahala » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:14 am

Alright, so I know all the Pagan Sabbats names, but what are the more common names? I'm not talking the major Christian holiday that is associated with it, but what the common name is.

Sometimes I hear 'Candelmas' come up, and 'winter' solstice' or 'summer solstice'...'Day of the Dead'...'All Hallows Eve'...

I Know these are the regular names-
Imbolc
Ostara
Beltane
Midsummer
Lugnasadh
Mabon
Samhain-
Yule-

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Post by Dark Waters » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:20 am

Well off the top of my head I know that Lugnasadh is also known as Lammas or more colloquially "Loaf Mass". The others I'd have to look up.
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Post by Mahala » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:42 am

I found some.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel_of_the_Year

They're near the bottom half of the page. ;)

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Post by Kitsune » Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:41 pm

Let me see if I can help out here...

Imbolc - Candlemas or Brigids Day
Ostara - Spring Equinox
Beltane - For pagans I think this one is just Beltane... for Non-Pagans "Thats the Sex holiday, isn't it?" :roll:
Midsummer - Summer Solstice or Battle of the Holly & Ivy Kings
Lugnasadh - Harvest Festival
Mabon - Second Harvest Festival or Fall Equinox
Samhain- Night of Veils or Day of Dead
Yule- Winter Solstice or The Holly Kings Triumph

Or at least that what I've heard them refered to by various pagans here in Calgary.

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Well don't know if that helped at all... We have some strange traditions here in Calgary though. I don't think I've ever heard of anybody calling them these secondary names outside of Calgary, and even here, they're becoming less used as people become more willing to actually spend time learning to pronounce these things. :lol:
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Post by Willow » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:29 pm

LOL, they always seem to know about Beltane....

I blame the mists of Avalon.

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Post by katsu » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:02 pm

We have a few other names for them as well:

Mabon - Alban Elfed
Yule - Alban Arthan
Ostara - Alban Eilir
Midsummer - Alban Herun
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Post by Jescissa » Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:23 am

Kitsune wrote:Beltane - For pagans I think this one is just Beltane... for Non-Pagans "Thats the Sex holiday, isn't it?" :roll:
My boyfriend says that every year, even though he knows what Beltane is about now, :lol:

I call 'Midsummer' Litha, if that helps (or Hail Holly King), 'Midwinter' is Yule (or Hail Oak King).
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Post by Ragnar » Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:05 pm

Snow moon (January) 1: Äsir and Vanir.

Horning (February) 14: Vali, Festival of family.

Lenting (March) 28: Mjötvidr (growth), and Ragnar Lodhbrok's entry into Paris (845)

Ostara (April) 18: Jörd (earth and ecology) 23: Beowulf / Sigurd (Over coming of personal fears, slaying the dragon)

Merrymoon (May) 21: Summer finding, i.e. summer begins.

Fallow (June) 8: Ägir (brewing the mead of inspiration) 20: Baldur (Mid summer).

Haymoon (July).

Harvest (August) 4: Sif (Harvest).

Shedding (September) 20: Winter finding, harvest end. Thor with Tyr.

Huntingmoon (October) 30: Einherja, Wild hunt. Odhin and Freya. (Memory of ancestors).

Fog moon (November).

Wolfmoon (December). Jule, Ullr. Nearest full moon to the 20th. twelve days. Twelfth night is "Mothers' night". Frigg

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