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The Hidden Imbolc

—-psufenasviriuslupus Of the four Irish quarter-days (Samain*, Imbolc, Beltene, Lugnasad), Imbolc superficially seems like a fairly straight-forward festival. It is considered, even in modern Ireland, to be the beginning of Spring, and it is a festival that is particularly associated … Continue reading

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Ostara: Spring Equinox

Ēostre or Ostara (Old English: Ēastre, Northumbrian dialect Ēostre; Old High German: *Ôstara) is a Germanic divinity who, by way of the Germanic month bearing her name (Northumbrian: Ēosturmōnaþ; West Saxon:Ēastermōnaþ; Old High German: Ôstarmânoth), is the namesake of the … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick, Druids, Snakes, and Popular Myths

 by Jason Pitzl-Waters Today is St. Patrick’s Day, a yearly holiday celebrating Ireland’s favorite patron saint. While it’s a big event in Ireland (and used to be a very solemn occasion), in America it’s a green-dyed bacchanal where everyone is “Irish for a day” (let’s … Continue reading

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