Pagan Holidays for March 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2010

I am going to do the holidays from March 8 (Moon-day) to March 14th (Sun-day) this week. That way Pagans or whoever can plan ahead if you are wanting to do something special.

Now, grab your stuff and let’s step back in time and see what our Ancient Pagan Ancestors were doing!!!!

Monday March 8

The Greeks are having their Festival for their Goddess Artemis today. Artemis is honored today for protecting animals and or crops.

And in Welsh -land today is Welsh Witch Day–when women who were of magic walked among the common folk being able to do so without finding themselves recognized or harmed.

Tuesday March 9

Get ready because so far the Greeks are kicking the week off with huge celebrations. Today, they are at it again, only this time women were honoring Aphrodite and Adonis.

Wednesday March 10

Rome will not be undone by the Greeks lol…so today they are raising one of their most ANCIENT deities up high and having a feast of Anna Perenna. This grand celebration would be held inside a crop of fruit trees. For every wine you raise and drink in honor of the Goddess, you shall then be blessed one year of wondrous life. So needless to say, men and women were raising as many cups of wine as they could….and probably NO ONE was walking home.

Thursday March 11

Ah so the Greeks in this week long competition will honor their Heracles today while matching the Romans who will also honor their Hercules.

Friday March 12

I think the Greeks and the Romans are all passed out and recuperating. So moving them over, because the Egyptian Sekhmet is moving in because on this day, long, long ago, she almost destroyed the entire world. Yep, someone or something ticked her off. Know who it was? A group of men plotting to destroy Ra. Yep, so Ra sent his daughter out to destroy these mortals. Sekhmet did so, but like any enraged and angry daughter, she went a little overboard, getting lost in her blood thirst by slaughtering every mortal in her path. In order to calm her down, Ra distracted her with red beer—which Sekhmet confused for blood…in guzzling it all, she ended up getting drunk and passing right out. Once she woke up, her temper was cooled.

Now, while Egypt remembers how they once bit the dust, the Babylonians will be having a feast for their Marduk who slew his own mother, Tiamat.

Saturday March 13

Burgsonndeg—welcoming Spring and the rebirth of the sun. Pagans will be lighting the bonfires at Twilight.

Sunday March 14

Egypt will be honoring the Goddess Uadjet. Does anyone remember the spitting cobra which helped to conceal and hide Isis when she was pregnant with Horus? Well, that was the Goddess Uadjet taking form. Pharaohs wore her image proudly for her same protection.

Meanwhile, Rome takes the lead again as the Ancile –(a shield of protection given to Rome by the Gods) are carried by their Priests through the streets. Sacred to MARS, and at the end of the parading, a great feast was held called Mamurius Veturius—who made eleven of the shields to protect the Ancile—the one made by the Gods.

Today the Runic Half Month of Beorc shall begin.

See you all next week,

C.H. Scarlett

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