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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:59 pm    Post subject: Festivals in September Reply with quote

Song of the soul from the Black Book of Carmarthan speaks of the nature of the soul before birth:

It was with seven faculties that
I was thus blessed.
With seven created beings
I was placed for purification;
I was gleaming fire when
I was caused to exist;
I was dust of the earth,
and grief could not reach me;
I was a high wind,
being less evil than good;
I was a mist on a mountain
seeking supplies of stags;
I was blossoms of trees
on the face of the earth.
If the Lord had blessed me,
He would have placed me on matter.
Soul, such was I made.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:04 pm    Post subject: September 4 Rhiannon Reply with quote

Rhiannon is the resourceful herioine of the Story, Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed. A Goddess of the Underworld, she chose a mortal condition in order to marry Pwyll and overturned her father's desire for her to marry Gwawl, a disruptive Underworld being whose malice caused him to steal Rhiannon's new born son.

Since the midwives attendant on her feared Pwylls anger, they smeared dog's blood on Rhiannon's face and cast dog bones about the bed to set the blame of the child's disappearance upon her.

For seven years, Rhiannon was sentenced to stand at the mounting block, to stop all strangers and tell them this tale against herself and then offer her own back to carry them into the hall.

After a few eyars, he son was restored to her and she was exonerated from blame.

After Pwyll's death, she married Manawyddan ap Llyr and was again subject to otherworldly enchantment.

Her three blackbirds grant forgetfulness, delight and refreshment.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:05 pm    Post subject: September 5 Three candles Reply with quote

There are three candles that illume every darkness....


Truth

Nature

Knowledge
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:06 pm    Post subject: September 7 Gort Reply with quote

In the Irish tree alphabet, the letter G is represented by gort or ivy.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:09 pm    Post subject: September 8 Sacred Three Reply with quote

The number nine is prominent in Celtic lore, composed of the sacred three, times three.

Nine waves demark the sovereignty of any cost line, and to go beyond nine waves indicates exile; nine maidens kindle the cauldron of the Underworld; the Beltane fire was kindled by nine sticks from nine different trees and lit by nine men.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:11 pm    Post subject: September 9 Loch Lochaidh Reply with quote

Loch Lochaidh near Lochaber in Scotland was called the lake of the Black Godess in ancient times.

It was still venerated under this name when St. Columba was missionizing the area. St. Columba secretly copied Finnian's psalter, and this was one of the earliest copyright cases known. the copy was determined to belong to Finnian, and Columba had to ignominiously return the psalter he had so painstakingly copied from Finnian's scriptorium.

The Black Goddess is another name for the Cailleach. One of the Three Faces of the Goddess.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:16 pm    Post subject: September 12 Kings Reply with quote

There are three things a king never shares with anyone....

His treasure

His hawk

His thief .... aka Taxman
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:20 pm    Post subject: September 14 Mabsant Reply with quote

Mabsant was a festival held in Wales at nutting time, usually coinciding with the Christian feast of Holy Cross Day, which commemorates the finding of the Cross by St. Helena.

The nut-gatherers returned to the inn where they played games, using the nuts to pay fines and forfeits.

Mabsant was a name generally given to the locality's patron saint, in whose honour dances and assemblies were held.

Musicians travelled from Mabsant to Mabsant around the land.

One Glamorgan harpist began such a circuit when he was twenty three and retired when he was eighty three.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:22 pm    Post subject: September 15 Cantlos Reply with quote

In the Gaulish calendrical tablet, the Coligny Calendar, the month of September-October was called Cantlos or 'song time', since this was the season when the agricultural year was winding down and the delights of winter leisure were beginning.

At this season, wandering bards would seek patrons to accommodate and feed them over the winter.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:24 pm    Post subject: September 17 Nine Witches Reply with quote

The nine-fold groups of dedicated women act as inspirers, foster mothers, and teachers, their blessing maintaining the sacred order in the Celtic world.

Sometimes called the Nine Witches, their function is a sacral one, fo rthey act as the maintainers of the sacred flame, they initiate children into knowledges and as the nine guardians of the Cauldron of Annwn, are the original faery godmothers who imbue each living soul with innate gifts.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:27 pm    Post subject: September 19 Nine Ages Reply with quote

The faery kind are said to possess nine ages - nine times nine periods of time make up each age...

Nine nines sucking the breast.
Nine nines unsteady, weak,
Nine nines on foot, swift.
Nine nines able and strong.
Nine nines strapping, brown,
Nine nines victorious, subduing.
Nine nines bonnets, drab,
Nine nines beardy, grey.
Nine nines on the breast-beating death.
And worse to me were
these miserable nine nines
than all the other short lived
nine nines that were.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:30 pm    Post subject: September 21 Alban Elued Reply with quote

The Autumn equinox is called Alban Elued or the Light of the Water among the reformed druidic orders.

This day represents the sun's mid-way point between midsummer and midwinter and so the Light of the Water indicates the descent of the sun into the cosmic ocean.

As Lughnasadh marks the grain harvest, so this festival marks the fruit harvest.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:33 pm    Post subject: September 24 3 Animal Sins that go unpunished Reply with quote

Three animals whose acts towards unwise men are not recognized in law.

A stallion while seeking mares in heat

A bull which is seeking cows in heat from the calends of May to the calends of winter

A boar while the swine of his herd are brimming.

No compensation is made for anything these animals may do to one who unwisely intervenes.

While damages caused by domesticated animals is usually the responsibility of the owner and recompense may be claimed, in these three cases, there is no recourse.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: September26 Neldoracht Reply with quote

Neldoracht is a Druidic method of divination often involving cloud watching or star gazing.

We know that this method was used in the creation of the Coligny Calendar, since each night is annotated with remarks about the clarity or cloudiness of the heavens and the subsequent omens which accompany each day.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:38 pm    Post subject: September 28 Cailleach An Dudean Reply with quote

The dance called Cailleach An Dudean, the Hag of the Mill-dust, was performed on Michaelmas eve in the Western Highlands of Scotland.

The man held a rod, called the Slachdan Druiheachd, the Druid's wand, which he held over his own head and then over the woman, who then fell down, as if dead.

He danced in mourning, then touched each of her limbs in order until each came to life, then he knelt and breathed into her mouth and touched her heart with the wand to raise her up again.


She then danced joyously with her partner.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:42 pm    Post subject: September 30 Cailleach's Sheaf Reply with quote

The custom of cutting the last sheaf of grain or the Cailleach's Sheaf was practised all over the Celtic world.

In Shropshire, this custom is called 'Cutting the Neck' or 'Crying the Mare', where the last standing bunches of grain were tied up like mare's legs and the reapers took turns at throwing their sickles to sever the last sheaf.

In Wales, this custom was called Y Gaseg Fedi, the Harvest Mare. No-one would willingly be selected for this ritual since it carried overtones of ill luck and sacrifice, so that all the harvesters would try throwing their sickles at one time so that no individual was marked out.

The last sheaf was often brought in and made into a corn dolly to be venerated as the power of the fields until the next year.
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