Ancient Calendar & Pagan Holidays: January 13

Midvintersblót is a Norse rite which is all about the midwinter offering. In old England and vast parts of Europe, its title is Tiegunde Day. This day is all about Tu—the mightiest and strongest of Teutonic gods (the name Tuesdays also comes from). Now just what did the Norse and everyone else do on this day? Why, they adjured the gods to let go of Winter and allow Spring to return again to the world.

Today the Runic Half-Month of Peorth Begins. Today is also known as the Ides of January, thanks to Rome and its also the Feast of Brewing amongst the Druid Traditions.

 

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