Ancient Calendar & Pagan Holidays: August 6th & 7th

August 6th

Today, In Celtic lore, is a festival of Tan Hill, or, otherwise known as Teinne, who is their deity of fire. A huge bonfire would be lit and then all who attended would light the fires in their own homes from the flames.

In Ancient Egypt, a festival for Thoth.

August 7th

In Egyptian Calendar, “The breaking of the Nile,” which was a day in which all Egyptians would honor Hathor.

The Ancient Greek’s would mourn the death of Adonis today, who was said to die by a wild boar while hunting. Zeus allowed Adonis to return to his beloved Aphrodite but only half a year. Half spent with her living in the light while the other half was spent in the dark underworld with Persephone.  Notice the link to the Seasons?

One thought on “Ancient Calendar & Pagan Holidays: August 6th & 7th”

  1. Yes because August 6th is the midpoint between the summer solstice and Autumn Equinox 46.5 days between them on each side.


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