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Re: A Druid Yule

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Artemis420
Thu, 23 Dec 1999 02:52:45 EST


In a message dated 12/22/99 10:19:52 AM Pacific Standard Time,
softsnow writes:

<< 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) >>
According to the Roman writer Tacitus, the Druids sacrificed red-haired
captives tied up in wicker cages on bonfires on the day of the winter
solstice.

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