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A Druid Yule

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Donald Peters (softsnow)
Wed, 22 Dec 1999 10:18:48 PST

The Druids venerated the evergreen tree during Yule because it did not
"die" as the other trees in winter, therefore they represented the eternal
Goddess who also never dies.

The Celtic Druids would decorate the trees with images of things they
hoped for in the coming year: fruits for a successful harvest, love charms
for happiness, nuts for fertility and coins for wealth were adorned on the
trees (not dead babies)

Also, the Scandinavians were the first to bring the tree inside, in order
to give them a warm place to celebrate Yule; and the Saxons were the first
ones to decorate the Yule tree with lights (in the form of candles)

Hope this straigtens up some of the misconceptions. Have you got your Yule
log? My wife and I have ours. Have a Merry Yule!

Pat in N.Texas
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