daughter-of-odin:

witchqueen:

wheel of the year | Mabon (September 21)

It is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly empty, because the crops have been plucked and stored for the coming winter. Mabon is the mid-harvest festival, and it is when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons, and celebrate the second harvest. On or around September 21, for many Pagan and Wiccan traditions it is a time of giving thanks for the things we have, whether it is abundant crops or other blessings.
The harvest is a time of thanks, and also a time of balance — after all, there are equal hours of daylight and darkness. While we celebrate the gifts of the earth, we also accept that the soil is dying. We have food to eat, but the crops are brown and going dormant. Warmth is behind us, cold lies ahead. (x)


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daughter-of-odin:

witchqueen:

wheel of the year | Mabon (September 21)

It is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly empty, because the crops have been plucked and stored for the coming winter. Mabon is the mid-harvest festival, and it is when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons, and celebrate the second harvest. On or around September 21, for many Pagan and Wiccan traditions it is a time of giving thanks for the things we have, whether it is abundant crops or other blessings.

The harvest is a time of thanks, and also a time of balance — after all, there are equal hours of daylight and darkness. While we celebrate the gifts of the earth, we also accept that the soil is dying. We have food to eat, but the crops are brown and going dormant. Warmth is behind us, cold lies ahead. (x)

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Favorite Greek Myths - Icarus

Daedalus fashioned two pairs of wings out of wax and feathers for himself and his son. Daedalus tried his wings first, but before taking off from the island, warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, nor too close to the sea, but to follow his path of flight. Overcome by the giddiness that flying lent him, Icarus soared through the sky curiously, but in the process he came too close to the sun, which melted the wax. Icarus kept flapping his wings but soon realized that he had no feathers left and that he was only flapping his bare arms, and so Icarus fell into the sea. [x]

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bemusedlybespectacled:

if you ever think mythology is boring or serious business or whatever shit

just remember that cerberus, the hell-hound and guard dog of the underworld, comes from the root indo-european word ḱerberos, which evolved into the greek word kerberos, which got changed to cerberus when it went from greek to latin

ḱerberos means “spotted”

that’s right

hades, lord of the dead, literally fucking named his pet dog spot

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awkwardsituationist:

novice buddhist monks. photos: 1. mahabodhi temple in bodh gaya, india by rajesh kumar singh; 2. thimpu, bhutan by roberto schmidt; 3. tibet by brian sokol; 4. mandalay, myanmar by bonnie stewart; 5. yangon, myanmar by damir sagolj; 6-7. bago, myanmar by paula bronstein

victoriousvocabulary:

LUNAVAGANT

[adjective]

wandering around under moonlight. Similar to noctivagant.

Etymology: Latin lūna (“moon; month; crescent”) + nocti- (“night”).

[John Atkinson Grimshaw]

paganmoma:

I think this is witchcraft in a nutshell.

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buttella:

redwoodcollective:

So around November a friend gave me a deer carcass for a project I’m in the process of cultivating. I left it hang in a tree over winter to dry out. Today, I went to take it down…but to my surprise, I found new life forming in the heart of death. 

THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME

buttella:

redwoodcollective:

So around November a friend gave me a deer carcass for a project I’m in the process of cultivating. I left it hang in a tree over winter to dry out. Today, I went to take it down…but to my surprise, I found new life forming in the heart of death. 

THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME

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time-for-maps:

Major Mythological Traditions of the World
landscapelifescape:

Ancient burial caves of the Zuiganji Temple in Matsushima, Japan