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Posts tagged "Yule"
GG Gives You Science, I Give You Unfounded Meditations on the Nature of Chaos, AKA WTF is Yule?

GG Gives You Science, I Give You Unfounded Meditations on the Nature of Chaos, AKA WTF is Yule?

Serious UPG* alert. There are 5,000,000,000,001 holidays this month. (I counted.) And as every pagan knows, the greeting “Happy Christmakwanzakah” doesn’t account for the one thing most December holidays center around – the solstice. As GG pointed out earlier this week, the solstice is the longest night of the year. Long ago when I realized...
A Brief Introduction to Lunar Cycles and Pagan Seasons

A Brief Introduction to Lunar Cycles and Pagan Seasons

A few weeks ago, our friend Bekki commented there will be a lunar eclipse on December 21st (thanks, Bekki!). You might be wondering about the significance of one or both of these events. This had me thinking about our blog. It occurs to me that we are writing about pagan “holidays,” without really explaining them....
The Other Christmas Music

The Other Christmas Music

I love Christmas music. I mean, yeah, a lot of it’s based on, well, Jesus, and I don’t worship Jesus as a god (though I do have a lot of respect for his work as a person – talk about a progressive!). But I have fond memories of singing “Silent Night” and “O Come, O...
The Oxymoron of a Secular Holiday: Whose Day is it Anyway?

The Oxymoron of a Secular Holiday: Whose Day is it Anyway?

Most people recognize the word holiday comes from “holy day” (actually, according to etymonline it comes from Old English “halig dæg,” which means… holy day), but in America we often use it to mean any day we would normally go to work and don’t, regardless if the reasons are secular or religious (such as the...