Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Merry Solstice!

Sol Stetit, Latin, meaning "Sun Stands Still"
The longest night of the year, 
The Shortest day of the year,
The Winter Solstice...............

"Hweol", Saxon word for "Wheel", or "Yule",
referring to the Wheel of the Year, 

The "Yule" has its roots from the 
ancient Roman observance of Saturnalia,
December 17 to December 25, 
The 25th being the celebration day of Mithras. 
Sol Invictus, "invincible Sun"

There are many names and celebrations
 for the Winter Solstice, such as,
Yule, Midwinter, Modranacht, 
and "Mother Night"

Many names for the Solar Deity,
Apollo, Greek, 
Belenus, Celtic, 
LLaw LLaw Gyffes, British,
Lugh Lamh-fada, Gaelic,
 Mithras, Roman, 
Osiris, Egyptian, and, Ra also Egyptian, 

The Celtic Cailleach, 

The battle between the Oak and Holly King,
At the Solstice  the Oak King 
conquers the Holly King,

Yule Cheese Ball:
1 package of cream cheese, room temperature
1 package of chipped beef, chopped
chopped red onion to taste,
chopped green pepper to taste, 
sprinkle in about half a package of  dry ranch dressing mix,

Mix all together, roll into 1 cup of chopped pecans and form into a ball,
chill 1 hour or longer before serving on a platter with your favorite 
chips or crackers!

Wheel of Yule turn this way,
To make new life and wishes stay,
Bring harmony, balance, peace to all
On this Pagan Day!

Blessings to you for a Magickal Year!

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