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Come, my readers… and join me here in the Crossroads as we celebrate the Winter Solstice. Come pull up a chair and warm yourself by the fire as we prepare to be visited by the various characters who represent the rich and glorious medley that is Midwinter.
 
THE SUN IN THE GREENWOOD
written by

John and Caitlin […]

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From the Greek and Roman culture of Helios, Sol, and Apollo (see my previous post on these gods), we now move north toward the colder climate of the British isles, to meet a deity who came to personify this time of the year…
the Cailleach.

artwork by Thalia Took
www.thaliatook.com
In Irish and Scottish mythology, the Cailleach […]

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It is just before sunrise on a cold December day some three thousand years before the coming of Christ. For those crouched at the heart of the mound it must seem as though light has been banished forever. Then, suddenly, a tiny sliver of sunlight strikes the stone slab at the back of the […]

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As we kick off our studies of the Winter Solstice, it seems only appropriate to begin with explaining exactly what IS the Winter Solstice.
The word “solstice” itself comes from the Latin phrase sol stetit or sol sistere, which means “the sun stands still.” Sol is the word for sun, and stetit/sistere is the word […]

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To kick off our studies of the Winter Solstice, I have created this quiz with various questions related to the celebration of the holidays. See how many of the answers you know … No cheating and looking up the answers!

Don’t feel bad if you do not do so well on this quiz… we will be […]

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Any Pie Left?
 
 
 
 
photo supplied by Vox Sciurorum
 
 

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Here’s a little quiz for you…
Guess which of my posts has become the most popular over the past month or two?
Nope, it’s not my tattoo post, although that one continues to draw a lot of hits. Neither is it the video of my walking over hot coals.
My most popular post here has become the one […]

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This will be my last post for awhile…
Yours truly is taking a break from blogging to focus on some other priorities in my life - I’m going to be busy for the next few weeks as I relocate to a new home and begin a new job.
While I am a little nervous about all the […]

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Tonight and tomorrow night - or perhaps I should say in the wee hours of the morning just before dawn - I’ll drive out into the country, find myself an isolated spot, stretch out on the top of my Ford Focus station wagon, and gaze up into the sky, enjoying the Perseids.
What was that, you […]

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Who says there ain’t love in the animal world?

In the background, the Beatle’s song “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” is playing
video remix created by “SupremeEffort”
 
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Oh yeah, I’ll tell you something,
I think you’ll understand.
When I’ll say that something
I want to hold your hand,
I want to hold your […]

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