Thursday, June 17, 2010

Litha is coming

I adore Litha. Could be my favorite pagan holiday! I love the weather, the light, the smell of everything outdoor. Litha means freedom: I was free from school around that date, and how I hated school! My mom would stop working for the summer too (she's a teacher) and for the previous 3 months before that date I'd hear (endure?) her say how much she was tired of the school and wanting the summer holidays to come (I told her often to change career as well...)

The swim pools opens around that time, and we would start going camping too.
As a supplement, our National day is July 24th. How people celebrate it? Bonfire of course!
Every city and village has one, and all those living on the cost makes on as well. People play music and dance. Sounds pagan enough to me! ahah

Close-up at my tree "Litha specific" items:
-Sun bottle, given by my deceased aunt; Litha Fire God, given by the lovely Nydia;
Both symbolizing the longest day of the year and the heat, warm weather I enjoy so much.
(the felt good is often stolen from the altar and used as a "baby" by my daughter...)
-The Green Man (it's an empty notebook) symbolizes the living nature around.

The whole altar

We were talking in a WWP swap thread (craftster of course!) about our handmade items... Here's 2 of them:

I did my pentacle using a faux vitrail technique on a candle plate. The faux stuff in facing down so I can put anything on top without fear of melting. There's a feather, a leaf, a flame, water drop and a swirls, for each elements.

those wands are populus taking on my FIL's lands. I've tainted them with shaman taint, the shortest cherry one is the one I use the most, the "assistant" longer and straighter one is a representation of my BF is stays on the altar, next to mine, as a companion and grounder, even if my BF is not pagan... It's all obvious in my mind somehow!


  1. Your Litha altar looks so adorable, everything fits like a glove! The pentacle pate is so beautiful, I love vitral. The Green Man book is awesome, I love this deity (he and Cernunnos are the aspects I love most for the god).

    Oh, give me a few weeks so I can finish my many Etsy orders, and I'll create a cute Goddess that I have in mind for your little cutie. Maybe then she'll stop stealing your Fire God!

    Kisses from us.

  2. Great altar! So nice with all the candles - and I love your pentacle! And Nydia's Fire God too!


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