Title:The Summer Solstice - Celebrating the Journey of the Sun from May Day to Harvest
The sun is universally acknowledged as the source of life, of fertility, and of good fortune, and so has been worshipped by all cultures across the earth. This book brings together myth and legend, and offers new and old ways of celebrating the turning of the seasons. The book provides a general overview of the customs and ceremonies of May Day, Midsummer, and Harvest, as celebrated the world over. The deep and timeless themes underlying the characters of the Lord and Lady of the Summer are explored. Learn how the May Day revels were celebrated, and explore the history of the maypole and the myth behind the midsummer games - the establishment of the May king and queen symbolizes the struggle between Summer and Winter....
Second hand Hardback