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At Beltane, villagers would traditionally travel into the woods to gather nine sacred woods needed to build the Beltane bonfires. Each wood has a magical property: Birch is for the Goddess; Oak is for the God; Hazel is for knowledge and wisdom; Rowan is for life; Hawthrone is Purity and fairy magic; Willow is for death; Fir is for birth and rebirth; Apple is for love and family; and the Vine is for joy and happiness.

At Beltane, villagers would traditionally travel into the woods to gather nine sacred woods needed to build the Beltane bonfires. Each wood has a magical property: Birch is for the Goddess; Oak is for the God; Hazel is for knowledge and wisdom; Rowan is for life; Hawthrone is Purity and fairy magic; Willow is for death; Fir is for birth and rebirth; Apple is for love and family; and the Vine is for joy and happiness.

The Blasphemous Homemaker: Nine Ideas For a Family Friendly Beltaine/May Day

The Blasphemous Homemaker: Nine Ideas For a Family Friendly Beltaine/May Day

Solitary Beltane Ritual  Preparations  For decorations, use a vase of fresh flowers and daisies, red and white streamers, and regular altar tools. Include a wicker basket, an herb sacred to the Goddess, an herb sacred to the God, and a 3ft white ribbon.

Solitary Beltane Ritual Preparations For decorations, use a vase of fresh flowers and daisies, red and white streamers, and regular altar tools. Include a wicker basket, an herb sacred to the Goddess, an herb sacred to the God, and a 3ft white ribbon.

Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh. Religious/Cultural unit study.  And Bruce family history tie-in!

Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh. Religious/Cultural unit study. And Bruce family history tie-in!

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