Pagan Festivals

Collection by Rickey Russell

240 
Pins
 • 
353 
Followers
Rickey Russell
Kupala Night is a Slavic celebration of ancient pagan origin marking the end of the summer solstice and the beginning of the harvest (midsummer). Wicca, Pagan Festivals, People Dancing, Science Fiction, Witch Aesthetic, Beltane, Super Moon, Summer Solstice, Solstice Festival

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Old Slavic Kupala

Kupala Night is a Slavic celebration of ancient pagan origin marking the end of the summer solstice and the beginning of the harvest (midsummer). In the western Ukrainian Lemko region and Prešov region it was called Sobitka. Kupalo was believed to be the god of love and of the harvest and the personification of the earth’s fertility. According to popular belief, ‘Kupalo eve’ (‘Ivan’s eve’) was the only time of the year when the earth revealed its secrets and made ferns bloom to mark places…

Kappa - monster of Japanese folklore. Lives in rivers and ponds, waiting to drown those who cross its path. Folklore Japonais, Art Japonais, Japan Illustration, Kappa Monster, Art Occidental, Japanese Monster, Art Asiatique, Legendary Creature, Mythological Creatures

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Suijin Matsuri

Suijin Matsuri: Shinto rite honoring the Kami of Water. The term Suijin (literally water kami or water deity) refers to the many heavenly and earthly manifestations of the benevolent Shintō divinity of water. But it also refers to a wide variety of mythological and magical creatures found in lakes, ponds, springs and wells, including serpents (snakes and dragons), eels, fish, turtles, and the flesh-eating kappa. The observances have the significant role of exorcism of bad spirits and…

History Of Fashion - Roman Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Roman Man, Pagan Festivals, Roman Soldiers, Arm Armor, New Poster, Picts, Roman Empire

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Armilustrium

In ancient Roman religion, the Armilustrium was a festival in honor of Mars, the god of war, celebrated on October 19. On this day the weapons of the soldiers were ritually purified and stored for winter. The army would be assembled and reviewed in the Circus Maximus, garlanded with flowers. During the festival the Romans held a special sacrifice ritual around the October Horse. It is the only time in ancient Rome that horses were sacrificial. I don't do animal sacrifice, but then again I…

This is the (Tanabata) star festival on July 7 another celebration is (Hinamatsuri) Doll Festival on March 3 (Hanami) Flower Viewing March to May These are a few of the celebrations celebrated in Japan Okinawa, Tanabata Festival, Star Festival, Lantern Festival, Pagan Festivals, Japanese Festival, Holidays Around The World, Mount Fuji, New Poster

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Tanabata

#Horror And #Scifi #news, #reviews, #interviews, and more!

Pagan Festival Shout Out: feast of Orisha Babalu Aye Zuko, Babalu Aye, Summoning Spells, Orishas Yoruba, Yoruba Religion, Pagan Festivals, Bad Influence, New Clip, Red Band

Pagan Festival Shout Out: feast of Orisha Babalu Aye

Babalu Aye is simultaneously one of the most feared and revered Orishas in Yoruban tradition. Presiding over the powers of life and death, his influence was so widespread that his worship grew from a single tribe in West Benin to many tribes all along the western coast of Africa. He is the patron deity of those who are suffering from sickness or infirmity. His domain is twofold -- he can cure the sick, and send illnesses as punishment for the wicked. Babalu Aye's shrine is a terracotta pot…

The Secret History of the Triple Goddess, Part The Search for the Triple Goddess of Antiquity Isis Goddess, Triple Goddess, Moon Goddess, Alice Book, Pagan Festivals, The Secret History, New Poster, Wiccan, Witchcraft

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Mysteries Of Isis

December 22 is the day of the Mysteries of Isis. A priestess representing Isis, wearing her cow horns and solar disk, circles the shrine or coffin of Osiris seven times to signify mourning. She shakes her sistrum to drive away Set and bring about the rebirth of Osiris. The Lament for Osiris is also sung by priestesses representing Isis and their her sister Nephthys. Additionally, the Rhodophoria, a festival of roses, was held in honor of Isis in some of the places where her worship spread…

  Pagan Festivals, Scandal, Shout Out

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Vestalia

Roman festival honoring Goddess Vesta (Greek Hestia). Women made food offerings at the sacred hearths of home and temple. Domestic and family life in general were represented by the festival of the goddess of the house and of the spirits of the storechamber — Vesta and the Penates — on Vestalia. On the first day of festivities the penus Vestae (sanctum sanctorum of the temple of Vesta which was usually curtained off) was opened, for the only time during the year, at which women offered…

  Pagan Festivals, Scandal, Shout Out

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Vestalia

Roman festival honoring Goddess Vesta (Greek Hestia). Women made food offerings at the sacred hearths of home and temple. Domestic and family life in general were represented by the festival of the goddess of the house and of the spirits of the storechamber — Vesta and the Penates — on Vestalia. On the first day of festivities the penus Vestae (sanctum sanctorum of the temple of Vesta which was usually curtained off) was opened, for the only time during the year, at which women offered…

  Pagan Festivals, Scandal, Shout Out

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Vestalia

Roman festival honoring Goddess Vesta (Greek Hestia). Women made food offerings at the sacred hearths of home and temple. Domestic and family life in general were represented by the festival of the goddess of the house and of the spirits of the storechamber — Vesta and the Penates — on Vestalia. On the first day of festivities the penus Vestae (sanctum sanctorum of the temple of Vesta which was usually curtained off) was opened, for the only time during the year, at which women offered…

Visit the world of Ancient Egyptian gods and facts on the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet. Discover fascinating information and facts about Bastet the Egyptian goddess of cats. The mythology and facts about the Bastet the Egyptian goddess of cats. Bastet Goddess, Egyptian Cat Goddess, Egyptian Cats, Egyptian Mythology, Egyptian Symbols, Ancient Egyptian Art, Egypt Cat, Pagan Festivals, Gods And Goddesses

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Old Egyptian Festival of Neteret Bastet,

#Horror And #Scifi #news, #reviews, #interviews, and more!

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Feast Of Pan Pagan Festivals, Wild Eyes, Actor James, Action Film, New Poster, Shout Out, Horror Movies, Sci Fi, Southern

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Feast Of Pan

Feast of Old Greek God Pan, who represents the masculine in Nature and protects men throughout their lives. Men recognized the transitions in their lives and honored male fertility. Pan, a God of fertility, was a follower of Dionysus who revel in mischief. He was a lord belonging to the Satyr, a tribe of creatures inhabiting the forest and mountains. When Pan was born his mother could not bear the sight of the child. In her arms she held to her a deformed baby. She declared the boy appalling…

Imbolc – Gaelic festival marking start of Spring February St Brigid’s Day. Visit Ireland Calling for more information about the Celtic seasonal festivals . Moon Names, Revenge Spells, Celtic Festival, Pagan Festivals, St Brigid, Witch Spell, Sabbats, Beltane, Book Of Shadows

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Imbolc /St. Brigid's Day

#Horror And #Scifi #news, #reviews, #interviews, and more!

Winter Landscape Photographic Print by Yanika - Wald December Solstice, March Equinox, Winter Solstice, Autumn Photography, Amazing Photography, Landscape Photography, Planets In The Sky, Pagan Festivals, Dappled Light

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Winter Solstice

Marks the beginning of Winter and the shortest day and longest night of the year; celebration of the darkness with dancing near the hearth fire. [a/k/a Old European turning-of-the-season day, Neo-Pagan turning-of-the-season day, Wiccan turning-of-the-season day, Winter Sabbat] Holidays celebrated on the solstice: Yule or Yuletide ("Yule time" or "Yule season") is a festival historically observed by the Germanic peoples. Scholars have connected the original celebrations of Yule to the Wild…

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Festival Of Evergreens Sci Fi Horror, Horror Movies, Color Out Of Space, Pagan Festivals, Epic Pictures, Lgbt News, Nicholas Hoult, Nicolas Cage

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Festival Of Evergreens

Old European Festival of Evergreen Trees. Celebrated by planting trees and hanging wreaths (symbols of eternal life). Pagans in Europe used branches of evergreen fir trees to decorate their homes and brighten their spirits during the winter solstice. Early Romans used evergreens to decorate their temples at the festival of Saturnalia, while ancient Egyptians used green palm rushes as part of their worship of the god Ra

  Pagan Festivals, Lgbt News, Sci Fi Thriller, New Clip, Action Film, New Poster, Poetry Books, The Witcher, Shout Out

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Fast Of Hod (Hodr)

#Horror And #Scifi #news, #reviews, #interviews, and more!

Samhain is Pagan Christmas Samhain is not everyone's favorite sabbat, but it is truly the season of the Witch. Samhain is Pagan Christmas Samhain is not everyone's favorite sabbat, but it is truly the season of the Witch. Spooky Halloween, Happy Halloween, Halloween Decorations, Halloween Party, Google Halloween, Halloween History, Spooky Spooky, Victorian Halloween, Halloween Stories

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Samhain

Samhain is a pagan religious festival originating from an ancient Celtic spiritual tradition. In modern times, Samhain (a Gaelic word pronounced “sow-win”) is usually celebrated from October 31 to November 1 to welcome in the harvest and usher in “the dark half of the year.”. Rituals surrounding Samhain include bonfires, dancing, feasting and building altars to honor deceased ancestors. Some pagans bake special loaves of Samhain bread and leave offerings to the spirits outside their homes…