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The winter solstice in the Avalonian tradition

The winter solstice in the Avalonian tradition by Hasan Andrea Abou Saida The winter solstice, traditionally celebrated on 21 December, is the darkest point of the year, where there is the full triumph of Night. In Celtic tradition, 21 December… Continue Reading →

The feast of the dead and its rites: from Celtic to Cremonese peasant tradition

The feast of the dead and its rites: from Celtic to Cremonese peasant tradition by Hasan Andrea Abou Saida The origin of the festivities and rituals of the Cremonese rural world can be found in the customs and traditions of… Continue Reading →

Samhain in the Avalonian tradition

Samhain in the Avalonian tradition by Hasan Andrea Abou Saida The festival of Samhain, a period that begins with the new moon in October and ends around 11 November, the current Christian feast of St Martin, represents a passage, a… Continue Reading →

The Survival of the Pagan Gods: The Mythological Tradition and Its Place in Renaissance Humanism and Art – Jean Seznec

The Survival of the Pagan Gods: The Mythological Tradition and Its Place in Renaissance Humanism and Art – Jean Seznec (1953). Princeton: Bollingen Foundation, 400 p. The gods of Olympus died with the advent of Christianity–or so we have been… Continue Reading →

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