Special Links Section for Yule
This is the shortest day and the longest night of the year. It is a celebration of the birth of the sun (ie: the God) The Goddess gives birth to the God. Fires and candles are lit to welcome back the sun's returning light. (as a form of sympathetic magick). We celebrate to hurry the end of the winter and the bounty of the upcoming spring....still knowing that the harshest months are yet ahead of us. Yule is a reminder that the ultimate product of death is, rebirth.
It is traditional to light the Yule log. The largest log of oak or pine is lit with a figure of the sun or the God on it. As you watch it burn, you think of the upcoming warmer spring days. A Yule tree is decorated with offerings of oranges, cinnamon sticks, dried rosebuds, popcorn, cranberries, spices, apples, whole nutmegs, and lemons.
Links - Be sure to bookmark before you go!
Santa Claus is Pagan - download this great mp3 file by Emerald Rose!
You Call it Christmas, We Call it Yule - by Peg Aloi
Winter Solstice Celebrations- by Selena Fox, Circle Sanctuary
Winter Solstice Traditions Quiz - Family Education Network
No Sun for You! The Winter Solstice Quiz - Family Education Network
Mistletoe - Candlegrove.com Yule section
Vegan Yule Recipes - Vegan Family
Yule/Winter Solstice Greeting cards - send a free online card!
Yule Carols - by Willow Firesong
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this page last updated 12-18-04