Sunday, September 22, 2013

More about Mabon

In danish we have a saying: "A dear child has many names", and so does the season of Mabon.

Thoughout the world it is a child known by many names, names such as:

The Second Harvest Festival, Cornucopia, Winter Finding, Equinozio di Autunno, Alban Elved, Harvest of the First Fruits, Wine Harvest, Feast of Avalon, Festival of Dionysus..

 and there are probably many more local pagan names...
Do you know of any more??

The Druids call this celebration, Mea'n Fo'mhair and honor the Green Man
God of the forest.

Wiccans and other pagans spend this time celebrating the Goddess, as she transitions from Mother to Crone and her partner the God, as he prepares for his death and re-birth.

Unripehamadryad's "Maiden, Mother, Crone II"

There are many tales and legends of Mabon, but one of my absolute favorites is:

Take the time to read it. It's very imaginative and a good introduction to the myth. A great story to share with your children. 

Mabon is for me a time to look back, not only on the past year, but on your life and plan ahead for the future. The warm autum days are slowly replaced by colder nights as the Sun God returns to the womb of the Goddess, and so we must remember, all things come to an end. 
Celebrate what has been and give thanks to all those who have helped you!

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