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Through the Grapevine

Patheos Pagan Writers on Beltane

I think one of the most important things we can do as a community is share how we worship, celebrate, and observe our most sacred days. I asked our writers at Patheos Pagan for their Beltane thoughts and got a variety of thoughtful and inspiring replies.

Agora

Star Made Witch: Walpurgis Night

The eve of May is also called Walspurgis Night (from Walspurgisnact in German and Dutch) and Hexennact or Witches Night. According to various folktales witches fly to buck mountains and have a dance party around bonfires on the peaks. The next day, May Day (or Beltane) signals the beginning of summer, therefore, May Eve is the last night of Winter's influence.

Star and Snake

Performing a handfasting wedding

When I offered a theurgic devotional to Hera she asked if I would perform a small service for her. I said sure without really thinking about it. Note to self: when a deity asks you for a favor, explore what that means!

Dirt Heart Witch

A Beltane Bodice-Ripper

If you don't like romance-ish writing, homestead priestesses, and horny gods, just get right on outta here now. Cuz it's about to get spicy...

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