The Solstice Evergreen History, Folklore and Origins of the Christmas Tree by Sheryl Karas

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  • Sociology,
  • Mythology,
  • Manners And Customs,
  • Social Science,
  • Folklore & Mythology,
  • Customs & Traditions,
  • Folklore & Mythology - Folklore,
  • Holidays - Christmas & Advent,
  • Christmas trees

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Number of Pages169
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Open LibraryOL8446571M
ISBN 100944031757
ISBN 109780944031759

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See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from  › Books › Christian Books & Bibles › Christian Living. The Solstice Evergreen by Sheryl Karas, JuneAslan Publishing edition, Paperback in English - Rev Exp Su edition The Winter Solstice was celebrated at sites like Stonehenge more than 4, years ago.

The Christmas tree is the modern incarnation of the Solstice Evergreen. To the ancients, surrounded by deciduous forests that lost their trees in the winter, the Evergreen was a potent symbol of eternal ://   The Solstice Evergreen gathers together myths, legends, folktales, and period illustrations about the history, origins, and mystical significance of the Christmas tree.

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Another possible source is the custom in 15th and In most modern Pagan traditions, plants and their folklore are an integral part of belief and practice. In particular, many of the Sabbats are associated with the magical properties of different plants.

Yule, the winter solstice, falls around December 20 – 22 in the northern hemisphere, and near June 20 – 22 if you live below the equator The winter solstice is approaching. This year it will be on Wednesday, 21 December at a.m. central time. What is the solstice. It is an astronomical event caused by the tilt of the earth on its axis and its orbit around the :// Get this from a library.

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Today’s Druids continue to recognize the winter solstice. In fact, just in time for the winter solstice, Stonehenge is reopening after a multimillion dollar makeover. It is anticipated that modern Druid attendance will The Solstice Evergreen: History, Folklore, and Origins of the Christmas Tree by Sheryl Karas and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at :// According to the children’s book The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice, ancient Romans 2, years ago decorated their doors with evergreen wreaths, hung mistletoe and holly in their homes, and gifted each other evergreen branches as symbols of good luck.

One thousand years ago, Druid priests in England and Ireland decorated oak Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly. In ancient cultures, the holly tree symbolized the waning sun commencing with the summer solstice and the oak tree symbolized the waxing sun commencing with the winter solstice.

The Druids believed holly’s evergreen nature made it sacred and that it remained green throughout winter to keep the earth beautiful at a time when deciduous trees shed their :// Get this from a library.

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Pakistani / Iranian Winter Solstice. There is a book by Patricia Montley entitled, “In Nature’s Honor: Myths and Rituals Celebrating the Earth”. In it we learn that the Kalash people of Pakistan had a winter solstice festival called, “Chaomas”.

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This year it falls on Thursday 21st December. It’s also known as Yule or Midwinter. The word ‘solstice’ means ‘sun stands still’ although that doesn’t actually happen.

The winter solstice marks the dying of It’s a time for rest, cozy activities like reading, and reflection. Everyone knows that in the Northern Hemisphere, December 21st is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year.

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