Friday, December 21, 2012

The Friday Five

Today marks the Winter Solstice. Five facts

1. We are halfway through the dark.

2. Today is the shortest day and longest night of the year. Following the Winter Solstice, the days begin to grow longer and the nights shorter.  Is istJuly yet?

3. In Celtic tradition, the Holly King rules until Yule ends when the Oak King cuts off the Holly King's head and then rules until the Summer Solstice. Go read Sir Gawain and the Grene Knight

4. Who does the Holly King look like?

5.  I leave you with Wassail, from the Old English Waes hael meaning, Be you healthy.

4 comments:

  1. Be you healthy too!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm SOOO glad it's going to start getting lighter again. The dark months are depressing.

    ReplyDelete
  3. It's July(ish) over here!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS and wassail to you too!

    ReplyDelete