Lughnasadh – 1 August
Lammas, Lughnasadh or Lughnasa (pronounced /ˈluːnəsə/, LOO-nə-sə) is a Gaelic festival marking the beginning of the harvest season when the dying sun’s energy is stored in every fruit, nut and grain. It’s time for seed collecting, bread-making and corn-dollies. Do honour to hazel, gorse, and meadowsweet. Begin to reap what you sowed. We are reminded to take stock and think back on those ideas we seeded at Imbolc, nurtured through Ostara, watched mature over Beltane and Litha… how have they grown, what fruit have they borne.
horned deer, cattle, sheep, goats
Mother Goddess: Ker, Grain Goddess, Demeter, Ceres
God: Lugh, Celtic god of light, son of the Sun
Give thanks and honour
The harvest bounty