Blessed Lammas, everyone! At this Sabbat many Wiccans and Pagans celebrate the First harvest. This Sabbat is about the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth -- the grain god dies, but will be reborn again in the spring.
Depending on your tradition, you may also observe this Sabbat as the day of the Celtic craftsman god, Lugh. Lugh was known to the Celts as a god of craftsmanship and skill -- in fact, he was known as the Many-Skilled God, because he was good at so many different things. Take the opportunity this day to celebrate your own skills and abilities, and make an offering to Lugh to honor him, the god of craftsmanship.
So this week we'll celebrate Lamas as we look at both the tradition of the Harvest Festival and the honoring of Lugh.
Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
Some of the music you'll hear on this weeks show include Maddy Prior: "Marigold/Harvest Home"; Uncle DirtyToes: "John Barleycorn" Urban Myth: "Harves Lamst Song"; Olvarddil Prydwyn: "John Barleycorn"; Mooch: "Fred Barleycorn" and more.
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