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LUGHNASADH

ALSO  CALLED:
Lughnasad, Lamas, Lammas, August Eve, Feast of Bread,
Harvest Home, Lughnasa, Feast of Lugh, Lúnasa, Lunasda, Lunasdal, and Lùnasad in Scotland; Laa Luanys and Luanistyn

DATE:
Traditionally, August 2nd.
Astrologically, 15 degrees into leo, near August 7th.

This is the time of the first Harvest and all share in the fruits of this harvest.  The plants of spring wither and drop their seed to ensure future crops.  Summer's warmth and bounty is remembered in the food we eat.  Each meal is an attunement with nature, and we are reminded that nothing is constant.

This is the time of the Corn God.  The Sun King dies with the waning year and gives his life so that the earth will live.  The Goddess now acts as Mother.  The God loses his strength as the days grow shorter.  The Goddess watches in sorrow and joy as she realizes the God is dying, yet lives on inside Her as Her child.

It is traditional to bake a figure of the God with bread dough and use it for the simple feast ritual.  Weaving wheat or corn dollies are also traditional.  Plant the seeds of fruit consumed in Ritual.  If they sprout, they will grow with love as a symbol of union with the God and Goddess.

TRADITIONAL FOODS:
all breads and grains, berries, crab apples, cake, cider

HERBS:
all grains, grapes, heather, blackberries, sloe, crab apples, pears




Links - Be sure to bookmark before you go!


Lughnasadh Recipes  - Perfect Corn Bread, Stuffed Mushrooms, and Noodles in Faery Butter

Lughnasadh  - articles and info at The Witches Voice

Lughnasadh - another good article about this sabbat

Lughnasadh by Herne - history, information, lore and activities for the Pagan Holiday of Lughnasadh

Lughnasadh Fun for Everyone - crafts, recipes, stories, links -parent/kid oriented

"The Lammas Feast" - A Ritual for Two People for the Celebration of Lugh by OakWyse

Lammas - Lughnasadh - herbs, stones, activities and food

Triple Moon - send a pagan postcard for the holiday

A Solitary Ritual for Lughnasadh - by Freya Owlsdottir

Cauldron Crafts - a free cross-stitch pattern

Corn in the Classroom - how to make corn dollies

Corn Dolly - a poem by David Hopcroft

Corn Dollies - a history of corn dollies

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this page last updated 11-20-04