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'Twas the Night Before Yule - Mid Winter Christmas Card by Briar

Winter Solstice // Yule // Christmas

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The Top Pagan Festivals - The Big 8 Holidays

Yule and wassail recipie

Christmas Reindeer: Acrylic on canvas from class at Bristles Art Studio in Hattiesburg, Ms. I waited an entire year to paint this. It was worth the wait!

Yule. In ancient Scandinavia, this festival lasted 12 days (and nights). The first night of Yule (the night before the Solstice) was called the "mother's night". That night the Nordic Pagans used to sit and wait for the birth of the Sun God, Balder, born of the goddess Frigg and fathered by Odin. With the winter solstice, the goddess turned wheel of the year to give you a new point of departure.