Christmas Traditions from the Vikings – AleHorn – Viking Drinking Horn Vessels and Accessories

By:  Alehorn.com CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS FROM THE VIKINGS Happy yule, everyone! The Yuletide was originally celebrated by ancient Germanic peoples including Celts and Vikings, and by others all around Europe, long before the Christian Holiday. In Scandanavia in particular, Yule celebrations predate the celebration of Christmas as we know it by thousands of years. As Europeans … Continue reading Christmas Traditions from the Vikings – AleHorn – Viking Drinking Horn Vessels and Accessories

Count Down to Yule – 2 Playlists of Pagan Yule Songs

This is one song off a Yule playlist with 50 songs by S J Tucker and other pagan soloists and groups on youtube.com Play List of 50 Yule Pagan Songs This is one song off a Yule playlist with 112 songs by Enya and other pagan soloists and groups on youtube.com. This play list includes … Continue reading Count Down to Yule – 2 Playlists of Pagan Yule Songs

A Yule Drink and Litha Cake Combined Them for Brunch Solstice Feast – Flashback to 2012

I know I have been doing separate posts for Yule and Litha things but when I came across these two recipes, in Llewellyn's Witches' Datebook 2012, one for each season of the year the two hemispheres are going into, they sounded yummy to me to have together. I apologize in advance for not calculating from … Continue reading A Yule Drink and Litha Cake Combined Them for Brunch Solstice Feast – Flashback to 2012

Poinsettia: History and Tradition of the Christmas Flower

By FloraQueen For some reason, Christmas isn’t always imagined as a time for flowers. Due to the December cold, many flowers don’t bloom outside and we tend to put more focus on winter foliage like pine, mistletoe and holly. However, there’s one big exception when it comes to Christmas flowers in the shape of the … Continue reading Poinsettia: History and Tradition of the Christmas Flower

Counting Down to Celebrating Yule

Each day I will bring you a new song and/or video and/or a back flash from Llewellyn's Witches' Datebook (these will range from 1999[1st year published] until 2019) for our upcoming Yule/Winter Solstice celebrations. Today I pick a song whose melody is from my first winter school program where the teacher for some odd reason … Continue reading Counting Down to Celebrating Yule