Lughnasadh/Lammas

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Information on the Sabbat.

Pronunciations : LOO-nuh-suh/LAH-mahs

  • Start of the first harvest.
  • Passing of Summer into Autumn.

Lugnasadh/Lammas Lore:

The Sabbat is named after the sun God Lugh Lmhfhada. His name is taken from the Irish name for the month of August,Lnasa. Lugh was a great warrior and king of Ireland. He was the father of the famous warrior, Cu Chulainn.Lugh's foster-mother,Tailtiu, passed away on the first of August. She cleared the plains of Ireland for farming and dried from exhaustion.

Lugh heldenach (also known asAonach), the first celebration of its kind, as a way to honor his mother. It was later known asenach Tailten, and was a celebration that brought people and communities together to commemorate a death.

Symbols:

  • Ears of Corn
  • Scythes
  • Straw Braids
  • Corn Dollies

Foods :

  • Berries
  • Barley
  • Jellies
  • Ciders
  • Sun Cookies
  • Corn
  • Honey
  • Lamb
  • Nuts

Activities:

  • Bread Baking
  • Crop Harvesting
  • Nature Walks
  • Letting go of bad habits
  • Crop Blessings
  • Saving plants and seed pods for use in magic
  • Bonfires
  • Honoring the Sun
  • Rituals for reaping what we have sown.

Sources:

https://www.newgrange.com/lughnasadh.htm

https://www.druidry.org/druid-way/teaching-and-practice/druid-festivals/lughnasadh/deeper-lughnasadh

https://www.claddaghdesign.com/history/all-about-lughnasadh/

https://wicca.com/celtic/akasha/lammas.htm

http://wiccaliving.com/wiccan-calendar-lammas-lughnasadh/

https://www.yourirish.com/traditions/festival-of-lughnasadh

https://www.goddessandgreenman.co.uk/lammas

https://www.learnreligions.com/celebrating-lammas-or-lughnasadh-in-august-2562156

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