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norseman
24-03-2011, 08:10 PM
Again this year, celebrate Beltane at Thornborough Henge in North Yorkshire. Weekend April 30/May Ist. Camping space as usual.
http://www.sacredbrigantia.com

LadyVirgoxoxo
27-03-2011, 08:50 PM
Why does England always have to have cool festivals and everything just seems so awesome there! I envy you Brits, Irish and Scots!

Oak2004
27-03-2011, 09:05 PM
Again this year, celebrate Beltane at Thornborough Henge in North Yorkshire. Weekend April 30/May Ist. Camping space as usual.
http://www.sacredbrigantia.com

That looks too cool. I've planned to be in London and Oxford from April 27th through May 1. Perhaps an extended visit is in order.

Oak

norseman
29-03-2011, 09:11 AM
Why does England always have to have cool festivals and everything just seems so awesome there! I envy you Brits, Irish and Scots!

Hiya Lady ! Probably because we are a pagan country. Always have been and always will be ! Christianity is only a thin skin here. Did you note how old Thornborough Henge is ? . I do meditations in the centre circle of the complex and the ancestors are very powerful there - I feel it in my bones everytime.

LadyVirgoxoxo
30-03-2011, 11:37 PM
I feel such a great connection to that land I really need to go there soon!

Cherub T
30-03-2011, 11:46 PM
Looks fab! X

norseman
31-03-2011, 09:23 AM
Cherub, it's only a stone's throw off the A19 :D

Cherub T
04-04-2011, 02:19 AM
The things toy learn on the net! Lol looks fun.

Athear
19-04-2011, 11:46 AM
i was looking at some clips on beltane in scotland on youtube and i noticed for one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLfTKrJYu-8
they refer to the "green man and the may queen"
i have also seen other articles which say the green man is sometimes associated with the horned god... is this just a different depiction of the horned god and the goddess?

norseman
19-04-2011, 11:58 AM
The Green Man is the spirit of the Wild Wood and the most persistent of the pagan gods. You will find his icon carved in many old churches. He is the raw power of Nature, untamed energy, the wild and fertile ground behind all natural growth.
The Horned god is different and is the masculine force of Nature. The earliest representation of him in cave art, was as the Lord of the Animals, a horned god - many other names such as Cernunnos, Herne, Kern. He is fatherhood in the widest possible sense.

Athear
19-04-2011, 01:21 PM
thank you for clearing that up for me norseman.

hearing you say the horned gods other name could be Cernunnos, makes me really think about how one of my favourite games i play possibly branch into paganism...

i play "world of warcraft" and in it there is a deity called Elune. She is referred to as "The Mother Moon" or "The Moon Goddess" their history in game goes a little different though as her partner is Malorne. "Malorne, or Apa'ro, was an enormous white stag that roamed the land as protector of nature. His power lay in nature itself and he was responsible for the creation and nurturing of nature in the world"

Elune and Malorne had a son who's name is Cenarius (which is where i picked up on your post) He is known though as "The demigod. A powerful and cunning being, the union of the heavens and the earth" is is also known as "The heart of the land" and the "Lord of the forest"

now i know this may not really interest some but i thought id share it anyway :D

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x355/Candradae/Elune.png
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x355/Candradae/Malorne.jpg
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x355/Candradae/Cenarius_color.jpg

norseman
19-04-2011, 02:00 PM
Little bit extra. Cernunnos is both Hunter and Hunted. As the hunter, he rode out on the Winter Solstice on a ritual hunt to hunt the king stag of the herd which then became Cernunnos, the Sacrifice. Obviously, this is similar to the King of the Corn legend.

There was a riddle in the mythology
"Who is it that the Hunter hunts ? Answer : His own self !"

The Feather
19-04-2011, 02:13 PM
"Who is it that the Hunter hunts ? Answer : His own self !"

Thank you - this line makes so much sense to me :smile:

soulwholeness
23-04-2011, 10:04 AM
Norseman, we were up that way earlier this week at Druid's temple. Lots of fun energy though lacking in the sacred. The festival looks good, my daughter and l might pop up for the day.

Tuatha
24-04-2011, 04:07 AM
Sounds like a lot of fun . Sadly its too far away to attend.Enjoy

Wolfe of Wildwood
24-04-2011, 01:36 PM
Freakin' luckies!!! The people around here don't even know what wicca is! (Backwoods part of Florida, ugh) Oh well, have fun.

LadyVirgoxoxo
11-05-2011, 03:35 PM
Did anyone go?

norseman
11-05-2011, 03:49 PM
I missed it this year due to illness - couldn't drive ! [grrr !] So I had my own private Beltain ceremony walking in the sea - very soothing on hurting legs.
But the one I am looking forward to is Samhain - Day of the Dead [Oct 31st]

LadyVirgoxoxo
11-05-2011, 03:51 PM
Ohh that sucks, well at least you celebrated! So Pagans have their own day of the dead too? Cool! What happens at this festival?

norseman
11-05-2011, 03:55 PM
The veil between realms is thin and the ancestors may be contacted for guidance. It requires a ritual at a Doorway. Last two years, I have had good contact, getting stronger each year - an old comrade from almost 2000 years ago waiting for me :smile:

LadyVirgoxoxo
11-05-2011, 03:58 PM
Wow that sounds cool :smile:

norseman
11-05-2011, 04:07 PM
:D Very cool ! Samhain marks the beginning of Winter :D