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Today is the Autumn Equinox, night and day are equal. Ancient and modern Celts celebrate this day as Mabon “Great Son.” The Welsh say that Lugh, God of Light, is defeated by his dark twin, Tanist, so darkness prevails over light. Nowadays Mabon is a harvest festival especially associated with apples.

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Dancing the night away

Today is Lammas—August 1, Loaf Day, a celebration of the wheat harvest. Lord means loaf guard, and lady means loaf-kneader. A loaf of Lammas bread is said to have magic properties to guard a barn. So, go out and cook that loaf—keep your barn safe!

The Gaelic peoples called it Lughnasa, after the Sun God. It too was a harvest festival situated between the Summer Solstice and the Fall Equinox. They celebrated with blueberries & fairs & dancing. Party on!

Greek God Hephaestus

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