Posts Tagged ‘religion’

Spring festival of the goddess Ceres (April 12th–18)

April 12, 2011

Cerealia :

In ancient Roman religion, the Cerealia was the major festival celebrated for the grain goddess Ceres. It was held for seven days from mid- to late April.

The Cerialia was a festival with ludi (‘games’) celebrated by the ancient Romans in honor of the goddess Ceres. The Cerialia probably ran from April 12-19. It may have been on the Ides (April 13) or on April 7. There was a special flamen (priest) for Ceres called the flamen Cerialis and games were held in the Circus Maximus.
Ceres was associated with the earth goddess Tellus. Her association with Demeter came after consultation with the Sibylline books in 496.
Little is known about the cerealia.

ancienthistory.about.com/od/romereligion/g/Cerialia.htm

facebook.com/pages/Cerealia/132423763462682

wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceres_(mythology

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March 25 Lady Day, the return of the Goddess

March 25, 2011

Lady Day, the return of the Goddess

English witches celebrate March 25 as Lady Day, the return of the Goddess from the Underworld.

In Wales, Ostara was known as Lady Day and signified the official return of the Goddess from her long winter hibernation.

This is the month of the Hag, the Time of the Old Woman, notorious for bad weather. In the Scottish Highlands, each week of March has a name: the Sweeper, the Whistler, the Sharp-Billed One, and the Cailleach-the Hag herself. At this season, the folk who sail the North Sea ask kindness of Aegir and Ran, God and Goddess of weather and tides.

LadyDay LINKS

Goddess worship

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