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Thread #150639 Message #3510966
Posted By: SteveMansfield
02-May-13 - 08:04 AM
Thread Name: 'Tis The Merry Month of May
Subject: RE: 'Tis The Merry Month of May
Also rather disappointingly and in line with Bills comments many British customs have been given a more modern phoney Pagan air with pentangles and spells making an appearance. Although these customs are undoubtley ancient in origin with themes of rebirth and celebration as far as Im aware they were not part of even middle ages celebrations.
Unfortunately some Morris people tend to propagate that misinformation themselves, which only makes the situation worse. By contarast we (The Powderkegs) were up on Windgather Rocks at May morning, and when asked why the most mystical explanation you'll get is 'well because we did it last year ... '