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Beltane of the Southern Hemisphere

Today, in the Pagan calendar, the north celebrate the coming of winter at Samhainn. And all the while the sun is peaking up from behind the lush vernal trees and dancing for us once more in the southern hemisphere, as we welcome Beltane on October 31st. Or as I like to refer to it Beltane of the underworld.

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Beltane is  the Gaelic seasonal festival historically held to mark the midpoint between the spring equinox & summer solstice (Là Bealltainn in Scottish Gaelic; Lá Bealtaine in Irish). Fire is the traditional means of marking this spring festival of optimism & return.

A famous Ossianic lament

“Though their chords like thunder roll,
When at Beltane brims the bowl,
Thou’rt the music of my soul,
Maiden of Morven!”

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2 thoughts on “Beltane of the Southern Hemisphere

  1. beautiful thanks for that. I don’t know that quote I will look it up😁

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