Fire and passion, the Green man and the maypole, fertility and May flowers, this colorful holiday is another of the cross-quarter days and the “other” day when the veil between worlds is the thinnest. Divination and celebrations abound.
The oak is sacred, more so on this day. Historically, livestock was driven between two bonfires to bless and make them fertile for the coming year. Crops and animals are tended, rituals and prayers offered up for a good harvest. This is a time to do rituals to encourage fertility in all aspects of life and a time for new beginnings.
On this quilt are a bonfire, the Green Man, a cow, an oak tree, acorns, and a maypole complete with ribbons, as well as the pentacle, tree in season, and Sabbat name. This listing is for an ACEO print of an original appliqué wall hanging. It is one of a series of eight (8) that represent each of the eight pagan Sabbats (Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lammas, and Mabon).