Sunday 23 December 2012

Merry Geola

Midwinter is upon us. The winter solstice, or Geola, has been and gone and the days will begin to get longer soon, slowly but surely.
Geola is a dark time. A cold time. But a time for reflection and a time to spend with family and loved ones, looking forward to the time when the world will be warm again and life will spring from the land all around.
With the warmer months will come more back-breaking hard work in the fields. Perhaps enemies will attack. There may be plagues. What wyrd will bring, only the gods can know.
But for now, let us prepare a feast for Modranecht, mother's night, where those who follow the new Christ god celebrate his birth from a maiden! Those who still remember the old ways will honour their ancestral spirits, the Idisi.
But whichever gods you choose to follow, may you be safe, happy and warm this Giuli.

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