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Thread #131146 Message #2956023
Posted By: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
01-Aug-10 - 04:49 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Loaf Mass
Subject: Folklore: Loaf Mass
Just realised that it's 1st August and Loaf Mass today, Lammas, Lughnasadh, Lá Lúnasa, first harvest etc.
A quick Google shows that it's virtually impossible to find anything about this festival period, without the words 'wicca' or 'pagan' attached - this was the best I could find on the history several pages deep.. Unearthing the seeds of harvest festival
Otherwise, here's some contemporary neo-Pagan 'ritual dance' folk-revival fun for the all the fakelore fans out there: Lammas Festival / John Barleycorn
And a charming little blog describing ways in which the festival is being observed today by one member of the neo-Pagan community. I particularly liked the reference to crop-circle making and hunting, representing as it does a modern phenomenon very naturally intimately connected to this time, full of it's own contemporary folk-lore about orbs and aliens and earth energies: Lammas for Hedge Druids
Anyone feel like adding anything?
Think I'll bake a loaf of bread..