Saturday, December 15, 2012

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice marks the beginning of the winter and the shortest
day of the year. It is also know as Christmas and Yule.
In celtic tradition the Holly King rules in the winter as the Oak King
rules in the summer. They constantly battle for supremency. Each one
given way to the other as the seasons change. The Holly King is sometimes
depicted as a woodsy Santa Claus with holly in his hair and
wearing red and often with eight stags.
Stonehenge - A ancient site in the U.K. for celebrating the Winter Solstice.
Thousands gather to celebrate the event every year.

Newgrange in Ireland
Photos of Newgrange a pre-historic monument in Ireland used
for burials and as a passage tomb. On the winter solstice the
sun lines up directly with a entrance chamber. See link for more info.

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