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Lughnasadh 2022

  
By:  Veronica  •  Wiccan  •  4 months ago  •  14 comments

Lughnasadh 2022
First Harvest Feast - YUM!!!!

Lughnasadh occurs every August 1st.  It is the first of three harvest feasts.  This one has fresh veggies and grain as its mainstays.  The tradition is to shape bread into a representation of the Green Man (Lugh).


About the God Lugh


Lugh is a Celtic god who was once worshipped across Western Europe and the British Isles. Other names for him are Lug, Luc, Master of All Skills, and The Shining One. In Wales he is known as Lleu Llaw Gyffes, which means Bright One of Skillful Hand, and in other parts of Europe he was known as Lugos, or Raven. 

He is the lord of the sun, light, victory, craftsmanship, and war. Lugh’s favored people are physicians, soldiers, warriors, artists, artisans, crafts people, and poets. He’s considered a master poet, warrior, sorcerer, metalworker, cupbearer, physician, harper, and builder. 

Lugh is known for using spears in battle, writing poetry, and playing the harp. His planet is the Sun, his plant is red corn cockles, his bird is the raven, and his animals are the lion and horse. 

According to Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses by Judika Illes, “At least fourteen European cities are named for Lugh including Laon, Leyden, Loudon, and Lyon. Lyon’s old name was Lugdunum, meaning “Lugh’s Fort.” That city is believed to have been his cult center. Its coins bore the images of ravens, which may be a reference to Lugh. Carlisle in England, the former Lugubalium, is also named in Lugh’s honor. Some theorize that Lugh’s name is reflected in an older name for Paris: Lutetia. The Romans identified Lugh with Mercury. Many European churches dedicated to Michael the Archangel are believed to have been built over sites once dedicated to Lugh. Post-Christianity many of Lugh’s sacred functions were reassigned to saints like Patrick and Luke.” 

https://www.kajoralovely.com/lovely-blog/2019/7/28/lughnasadh

In my house I shape my homage item to the Green Man out of pizza.  256

I couple that with first harvest items from our garden.256

The zucchini was breaded and then baked (my hubby prefers them deep fried, but he doesn't need all that grease).256  

Add to that some other fresh veggies. 256

Voila - a feast fit for a Pagan family - or at least some of us are Pagan - others just like the food....

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Veronica
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1  author  Veronica    4 months ago

I love feast days.

 
 
 
Thomas
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1.1  Thomas  replied to  Veronica @1    4 months ago

Just in case anyone was wondering how to pronounce that mmmm, looks like Gaelic word: Loo-nah-sah 

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Thomas @1.1    4 months ago

Thank you for this.  I keep forgetting that most people would have no clue how to pronounce my feast days.

 
 
 
Thomas
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1.1.2  Thomas  replied to  Veronica @1.1.1    4 months ago

Gaelic words, if i hear them before I see them, make sense to my brain. If I see them before I hear them, not so much.

A friend of mine has a son whose name is spelled Ceallaigh... That is Kelly for the uninitiated.

Thank you for posting!

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1.3  author  Veronica  replied to  Thomas @1.1.2    4 months ago
Ceallaigh

I like that.  

Thank you for stopping in.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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2  Greg Jones    4 months ago

Do you grow and use amaranth? Very versatile plants

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3  Buzz of the Orient    4 months ago

I'm with your husband on the zucchini - I'd fry it and to heck with worrying about the grease.   I just ate pizza for lunch today - ham slices on the cheese (a double sin).

 
 
 
Veronica
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3.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    4 months ago

Maybe I will fry up the next one.

 
 
 
devangelical
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3.2  devangelical  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    4 months ago

zucchini used to be my favorite vegetable, until my first successful garden came in. I had obviously over planted and couldn't eat or give it all away. we had it in every possible method of preparation. I finally took a garden hoe to all but one plant and then refused to eat any for about a decade.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  devangelical @3.2    4 months ago

Too much of something, even a good thing, can lead to that.  What I used to love and have not eaten for many years is zucchini bread. 

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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4  SteevieGee    4 months ago

I always learn so much from your stories Veronica.  Thank you.

 
 
 
Veronica
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4.1  author  Veronica  replied to  SteevieGee @4    4 months ago

Thank you.  I will keep putting them up.

 
 
 
Kavika
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5  Kavika     4 months ago

Good article/story, thanks Veronica.

 
 
 
Veronica
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5.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Kavika @5    4 months ago

Thank you for stopping by.