Article: Autumn Equinox: Interesting reading

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By LaVonne on September 19, 2011

Here is a bit of history about the Autumnal Equinox around the world and recipes for you to try at your Harvest Table.

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ImageLance
Sep 20, 2011 2:01 PM CST
Name: Lance Gardner
coastal plain Virginia
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Thank you for some interesting reading and bringing some more insights into these practices.
I am a bit confused by one part. You mention that 'Mabon was not an authentic ancient festival either in name or date' and was not celebrated by the Celtics. Later you mention how the Druids interpreted this time, and I thought all of the 4 major solar events (fall and spring equinox, summer and winter solstice) were celebrated in some manner. Maybe you can clarify this a bit for me.
Wonderful recipes, as well, thank you for sharing them.
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ImageLaVonne
Sep 20, 2011 4:52 PM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

[You mention that 'Mabon was not an authentic ancient festival either in name or date' and was not celebrated by the Celtics. Later you mention how the Druids interpreted this time, and I thought all of the 4 major solar events (fall and spring equinox, summer and winter solstice) were celebrated in some manner.]

In this time of the wheel the harvest festival was not called Mabon but the Autumnal Equinox. The term Mabon did not come into existence until the American formation of pagan holidays associated with the Planting and Harvesting Festivals. The neo-pagans of the 20th century chose a God or Goddess to represent the Greater Days and the Lessor Days.

I hope this helps you in relieving your confusion.

Glad you like the recipes.

LaVonne
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Imagewildflowers
Sep 25, 2011 12:21 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
LaVonne, I really enjoyed reading your article and love learning about how the ancients celebrated the seasons. There was a time when humans were much closer to mother nature, and how everything worked in harmony, from the sky above to the elements here on earth.

I also love all the great recipes! Big Grin
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ImageLaVonne
Sep 25, 2011 2:23 PM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

I am glad that you like the article. It is my hope when I do an article that the readers will find it interesting and informative. After all we are but students, continuing to learn and experience as we walk our chosen paths.
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