Lughnasadh: Heluna

{loon-nah-sah) This was anciently the first grain harvest of the season. With a stroke of the scythe, the Corn God is voluntarily and symbolically sacrificed that the children of the Goddess may be fed. The God then moves to the Summerland as the Guardian of the Dead to warm and welcome the souls who reside there prior to resurrection and rebirth. In the Irish pantheon, the god Lugh Lámfhada of the Long Arm for whom this festival is also named, is the son of Cian (Tuatha Dé Danann) and Ethniu, the daughter of Balor, the king of the Fomoire Islands. His holiday is traditionally a time to visit sacred wells and a good opportunity for divination.

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Aug 01 2020

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8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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