Solstice Gathering Yule Card - Gathering holly and mistletoe for the solstice celebration is a task best shared with a friend. This young dragon is certainly eager to help.

Solstice Gathering Yule Card

Solstice Gathering Yule Card - Gathering holly and mistletoe for the solstice celebration is a task best shared with a friend. This young dragon is certainly eager to help.

In modern Paganism, one of the most popular legends is that of the Oak and Holly Kings. These two archetypes battle as the Wheel of the Year turns, and twice a year, one must relinquish his crown.

The Legend of the Holly King and the Oak King

In modern Paganism, one of the most popular legends is that of the Oak and Holly Kings. These two archetypes battle as the Wheel of the Year turns, and twice a year, one must relinquish his crown.

Yule.    In ancient Scandinavia, this festival lasted 12 days (and nights). The first night of Yule (the night before the Solstice) was called the "mother's night".      That night the Nordic Pagans used to sit and wait for the birth of the Sun God, Balder, born of the goddess Frigg and fathered by Odin. With the winter solstice, the goddess turned wheel of the year to give you a new point of departure.

Yule. In ancient Scandinavia, this festival lasted 12 days (and nights). The first night of Yule (the night before the Solstice) was called the "mother's night". That night the Nordic Pagans used to sit and wait for the birth of the Sun God, Balder, born of the goddess Frigg and fathered by Odin. With the winter solstice, the goddess turned wheel of the year to give you a new point of departure.

HERBS OF YULE:  Bayberry, blessed thistle, evergreen, frankincense holly, laurel, mistletoe, oak, pine, sage, yellow cedar.

HERBS OF YULE: Bayberry, blessed thistle, evergreen, frankincense holly, laurel, mistletoe, oak, pine, sage, yellow cedar.

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