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Wishing Everyone A Joyful Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice, Yule, Mid-Winter or Alban Arthan is the celebration of the rebirth of the sun after the longest night of the year.  It is one of the eight solar festivals comprising the Wheel of the Year.  Nourished in the womb of the Goddess during the dark time of the year, the sun symbolises the God born anew.  Plants that remain evergreen such as fir trees, holly and mistletoe are used as decorations.

The Goddess at Winter Solstice wears a crown of holly and mistletoe as she awaits the birth of her child.

The Winter Solstice Goddess Print is available in two sizes:
https://magickmermaid.com/Magick-Goddess-Pagan-Celtic-Mythology-Art.html

Magickal Oak in Winter Print is part of the Magickal Oak Series:
https://magickmermaid.com/GreenMan-and-GreenWoman-Art-Prints.html

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17 thoughts on “Wishing Everyone A Joyful Winter Solstice”

  1. I love the first painting. Really beautiful work. And the explanation as always as super duper interesting. It’s what people here would have been celebrating today before the smelly Romans came along and turned everything on its head and demonised paganism. i’d love to have seen this place then. It would’ve been so beautiful and ruled by nature. People would’ve been the exception to the rule unlike now when you can’t get away from people, and they can’t build over the green quickly enough.
    Well done for flying the pagan flag from new world cross troubly pond.

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