episode #67 period of harvest

Harvest, the season of the gathering of crops. The word is derived from the Anglo-Saxon haerfest (“autumn”) or the Old High German herbist. Harvest has been a season of joy from the oldest times. The Romans had their Ludi Cereales, or feasts in honour of Ceres, the goddess of agriculture/ crops. The Druids celebrated their… Continue reading episode #67 period of harvest

episode #48 Easter time

People mapped their whole life according to the patterns of nature. Many ancient cultures, including the Greeks and Egyptians, saw eggs as a sign of fertility and new life; they used eggs in religious rituals and hung them in pagan temples for mystical purposes. Later, as Christian missionaries observed community members hunting for eggs in… Continue reading episode #48 Easter time