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Eostre is the Anglo-Saxon\Norse Goddess of Spring and of the East. The new Christian religion took the name and direction to make their holiday of Easter. As with many a God and Goddess, she has a special time, Dawn. “The dawning of a new spring day” is a saying that incorporates the Goddess’s time with the reason for the celebration, anew and rebirth. Her symbol is the Egg and her favorite animal is the Hare.

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Mabon, Autumnal Equinox, Alban Elfed, Second Harvest Celebration, Harvest Home: Lore, Preparations, Bibliography, Celebrations, Crafts, Rituals, Links, Poems, Prayers

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Trees: Lore, Magic, Spirituality, Myths, Legends, Lore, Religion, Nature Spirits, Esoterica, Glossary

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Autumn Equinox: Sep 21 - 23. Second festival of the season of harvest (Second Harvest) and the point of the year when once again day and night are equal. The Druids call this celebration, Mea'n Fo'mhair, and honour The Green Man, the God of the Forest, by offering libations to the trees. The Welsh know this time as 'Alban Elfed', meaning 'light of autumn'. References to the Welsh god Mabon ap Mydron (Mabon, Son of Modron, or ‘Great Son of the Great Mother’) date back well over a thousand…

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Mabon is often referred to as a "Pagan Thanksgiving." One way to celebrate your gratitude is to create a gratitude garland. String a ribbon up near your ritual area, and scatter pens, ribbon, and stamps on a table. Have each of your ritual participants create a tag (or a few) that states what each is thankful for, creating a beautiful garland of gratitude.

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Fall Equinox Celebrations Around the World

Mabon Celebrations Around the World - For the ancient Druids, the fall equinox was Alban Elfed. Many contemporary Druids celebrate this as at time of balance and thanksgiving.

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