Pagan Holidays for April 1, 2, 3, 4, 2010

Thursday April 1

Happy April Fools!!!! We can thank the Norse for that who had their Festival of Fools today which happened to be an Observance to their God Loki. Loki seems to get a bad rap now a days but don’t be fooled by the Trickster. He might have liked to play tricks on men but he was never considered good or evil. Loki was…well what he was and Odin adored him.

Today those in Rome will call upon Venus for fertility. The festival was called Fortuna Virilis. Its also the Kalends of April.

The Egyptians are holding their festival for Hathor today.

Friday April 2

The German tradition of ‘carrying away of death’ was today. They would make dolls out of straw and then burn them. This represented the death of Winter.

In France we would see something called Battle of the Flowers. If there was one you wished to be your lover, you would take a flower and throw it at their heart.

Saturday April 3

Today Greece will celebrate Persephone as she rises once again to the living world, leaving the side of Hades. Don’t worry. She’ll return again to her lover come Winter.

While Greeks celebrated the Goddess’ return, they also had a festival for her mother Demeter as well.

In Egypt, this is the Day of the Counting of Thoth.

Sunday April 4

In Rome today we are going to see the start of a Festival called Megalesia which will honor Cybele—the Mother of the gods.

Today in Egypt, Ma’at, was said to judge the souls which would come before the gods.

 

 

C.H. Scarlett

3 thoughts on “Pagan Holidays for April 1, 2, 3, 4, 2010”

    1. I really do. Wait until you read about my modern take on Persephone in Big Fat Greek Tall Tales 4-Cupid and the Technicolor Dreamweavers…I think you’ll get a kick out of what I’ve done with Persephone and Demeter, her mother. 😀

      Erin

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