With the full moon of 24 October 2018, this year’s Samhain Celebration begins – the Samhain time, the third Celtic harvest festival. The old growing season ends, the life and growth period is over.Read More
Just as you celebrate the annual celebrations of nature, every seven years you celebrate the stages of a human life. The birth, the first day at school, the youth initiation, the majority, the wedding, the motherhood …Read More
As we start our marriage year in February, we are guests for the name consecration of little Katharina Leonida and her parents Imke-Aïta und Jan near Bremen. In the course of the year, our route will take us to Thuringia, the Swabian Jura, the Hegau and on 21.12 back to the Spree. In the venerable capital, the circle and the pagan marriage year 2017 conclude.Read More
The warm days of summer lay behind us. The autumn storms sweep over the land and the fog cloaks and veils the landscape. The dark season has begun and therewith the year is drawing to a close.Read More
With the end of antiquity millet established itself as a staple food throughout Europe. The Greek philosopher Pythagoras advised it and even Attila, king of the Huns, is said to have served solely millet to his guests. The porridge that flows over the edge in Grimm’s well-known fairy tale of the Sweet Porridge (“The Magic Porridge Pot”) consists of millet and millet forms the delicious mountain range of the “land of milk and honey”. Therefore, millet stands as a symbol for food and material prosperity.
Hence a pagan custom was still practiced in the late Middle Ages: Friends and relatives pelt the bridal couple with millet to wish wealth and material blessing for the newly-married couple in this way.
As fruitful, as the millet prospers, wealth and material goods shall grow for the bridal couple and approach them from all sides.