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Lughnasadh (Lammas) On or around July 31st Northern Hemisphere, around February 2nd Southern Hemisphere


The Sabbat Lughnasadh, known also as Lammas, is named for Lugh - Celtic God of light and fire, and marks the decline of summer and first harvest of the grain. The Sun's strength wanes, and the plants of spring now start to wither and drop their fruits or seeds for our use, as well as to ensure future crops. As legend tells, John Barleycorn or the God of Grain, sacrificed himself to ensure there would be enough food throughout the winter. Here we give thanks for the abundance of summer's bounty, at the very time we feel an urgency to prepare for the hard months ahead.




Symbols/decorations:

Corn dollies, Sun Wheels, hay, gourds, cornucopia, sunflowers, garlic braids, onion braids, sheaves of grain, corn, the Sun


Festive Foods/Beverages:

Breads, salads, apples, corn, grains, elderberry wine, blackberry pies and jellies, meadowsweet tea, potatoes, summer squash, cider, berries, roasted lamb


Plants & herbs:

Acacia, ash, camphor, caraway, corn stalks, fern, geranium, heather, hollyhock, juniper, mandrake, marjoram, myrtle, oak leaf, thyme, sunflowers, wheat


Incense and oils:

Allspice, chamomile, carnation, eucalyptus, frankincense, rosemary, vanilla, safflower, passionflower, sandalwood, aloe, rose hips, rose, wood aloes


Colors:

Red, gold, green, yellow, orange, brown, gray


Stones:

Aventurine, citrine, peridot, sardonyx, yellow diamonds


Animals and mythical beasts:

Roosters, calves, the Phoenix, griffins, basilisk, centaurs


Activities:

games, country fairs, farmers' markets, craft fairs, making corn dollies, baking bread, gathering fruits, visits to fields, orchards, canning, harvesting herbs, making oils and vinegars.


Spell/ritual work:

Offering thanks, prosperity, abundance, continued success, achieving goals


Deities:

All grain, agriculture, and mother Goddesses; Alphito, Ashnan, Bast, Bau, Ceres, Dana, Demeter, Gaia, Ishtar, Isis, Libera, Luna, Persephone, Rhiannon, Robigo, Tailtiu

All grain, agriculture, Sun, and father Gods; Cernunnos, Dagon, Dionysus, John Barleycorn, Lahar, Liber, Llew, Lugh, Neper, Ningirsu/Ninurta, Odin, Osiris
Sacrificial Gods giving their lives to ensure prosperity of people and lands.


Sources:
http://www.asiya.org/sabbats/lammas.html
Michele Morgan, Simple Wicca


When the Northern Hemisphere observes Lughnasadh, many in the Southern Hemisphere are experiencing Imbolc.


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How or where did you find out the information for these correspondences? Not questioning you, but I am wondering how these correspondences came about. Not just for Lughnasadh, but the other Sabbats you are putting up as well.

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Hiya RedLadyJewel! :D

Amethyst has put the sources at the bottom of each of her entries for the seasonal correspondances. You might want to check those out first. If you personally don't relate to the correspondances you could come up with some of your own, as long as it is relevant and works for you that is the main thing!

Hope this helps!

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Oh wow, I didn't even realize. I'm sorry I didn't notice the small font at the bottom. Thanks for pointing it out to me.

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lol, no problem! Small print is no friend to the eyes! :lol:

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Let fools act aimlessly and without cause. Thou shouldst, in the present, contemplate the future.

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Hi RedLadyJewel,

A bit of the information is my personal take on the Sabbats, but I do then research using the sources I list at the bottom and adapt them according to any correspondences I find in common and like to include those to make it as comprehensive as possible.

As always correspondences come down to personal preference and are here for us all to reference and personalize for our own uses. I try to give enough examples for everyone to take and shape their own celebrations :D

I have edited to enlarge the sources named, sorry about that :wink:


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Thanks Amethyst! I do love your correspondance threads, very useful quick reference :D

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Thank you Amethyst. I stumbled across these threads and was very happy I did. The reason I asked is because I'm new at this whole thing and have never celebrated any of the Sabbats before so I was looking for some material to give me a starting point, which this is. I just didn't have any prior experience with these holidays so I wondered how you or anybody knew to use these colors or those candles. It's like if I had never heard of or celebrated christmas, questions I would ask would be why do they use green and red and who the heck is santa clause? That's why I asked. Thanks again for posting the useful information.

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