Archive | April 2017

Because tomorrow is Beltaine…

Since May 1 lies about halfway between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice, our ancestors considered it a good time to mark the transition into summer. Indeed, in most of medieval northern Europe, which observed the Celtic calendar, May 1 was considered the beginning of summer, hence for example the Beltane festival. At the […]

via May Day Myth and Ritual: The Virgin Mary as the May Queen — Mythology Matters