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Lughnasadh/Lammas

It’s funny the way they couldn’t just say hey, today is halfway between the solstice and the equinox, and from now on the sun’s going to be getting weaker; and also it’s the beginning of the harvest season, so let’s … Continue reading

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Syncretism and palimpsests

Imagine all the pagan holidays inscribed on a great scroll, and the Catholic Church in need of converts. What they did was pretty clever: they overwrote their own stuff (making a palimpsest), called the new holidays holy days (the syncretism … Continue reading

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