Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mabon

Mabon (circa September 21-24), is the Wiccan sabbat or celebration of the Autumnal Equinox, the second harvest festival of the year and a time of thanksgiving. On this day the goddess and the god of Wicca would be honored for thanked for their blessings of a bountiful harvest. For this reason, Mabon is often referred to as the "Witches Thanksgiving".

The name Mabon comes from the Celtic god, Mabon/Maponos, meaning "divine youth". Mabon/Maponos was equated with Apollo by the Romans.

As Mabon/Maponos may have been a god with solar attributes, it's important to honor and celebrate the last remaining strength of the sun at this time. The next Wiccan sabbat is Samhain, the time when the sun "dies" as the weather turns colder and we head into winter.



Mabon, the Autumn Equinox

MABON (Autumn Equinox)

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