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LITHA

ALSO KNOWN AS:
Midsummer, Summer Solstice, Midsummer's Eve,Alban Hefin, Alban Heruin

DATE: On the summer solstice, near June 21st

The powers of nature have reached their peak.
The earth is awash in the fertility of the Goddess and God.
All plant life is bursting forth with mature growth.

It is traditional to leap over bonfires to encourage energy, fertility,
purification, health, and love.  The fire represents the sun.  This is a
day of High Magick.  It's a time for rejoicing in life.  As the longest day of
the year, it is a classic day for all kinds of magick:  healing, love
magick, and protections especially are suitable.
This is a good day for drying herbs over a ritual fire.

TRADITIONAL FOODS: all fresh fruits

HERBS: mugwort, vervain, chamomile, rose, lily, ivy, oak,
lavender, yarrow, fern, elder, wild thyme, daisy, carnation



Links - Be sure to bookmark before you go!
A VERY special thanks goes to Patty for all her work in finding these wonderful Litha links!

Death Swims in the Water - Eileen Holland

A Midsummer's Celebration - Mike Nichols

Midsummer/Summer Solstice  - Witchvox

The Fires of Midsummer's Eve - Delving into Old Irish Customs

SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATIONS: ANCIENT AND MODERN - religioustolerance.org

Midsummer/Summer Solstice - Christina Aubin

Litha Feast Foods: amystickalgrove.

Litha Activity -Giovanna Drayson

Litha - Byzant Scriptorium

Send a free electronic Summer Solstice card - Blue Mountain Greetings

Hail to the Sabbat - PagaNet News

Summer Solstice Celebrations Around the World - about.com

Litha Introduction - Lady Bridget

Invocations and recipes for Summer Solstice - Hopes

Summer Craft: Making Wreaths - School of the Seasons

Mid-Summer a.k.a.Litha, Alban, Hefin, Leth,...  - The Lady of Hedgehog

Celebrating Midsummer - School of the Seasons

Litha - Herne

Litha, the Midsummer Solstice  - Frances Donovan (a.k.a. Okelle)

Litha - A Poem - Flamewolf

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this page last updated 11-20-04