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I know it's not even close to Yule yet. But I'm learning about it right now and can't find to much information on the actual "12 Days" what they are each for and why... I know each day has a different "meaning" - Night One is "Mother's Night", Day two is "Solstice Day" and Day 12 is Yule Day. But beyond that I can't find ANYTHING... Could someone at the very least point me towards a website that breaks down each day?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:34 PM on Jul. 25, 2012 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:41 PM on Jul. 25, 2012
Answer by Crafty26 at 5:06 PM on Jul. 25, 2012
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:20 PM on Jul. 25, 2012
This one is Theodish, which is not traditional Norse Heathenry, but Anglo-Saxon. The names of some things are different, but the basic foundation is the same:
The article references Bede, which is a good source in addition to the Eddas for pinning down the mechanics of holidays and calendars and the like. But, with the caviat that he was not a follower, but a scholar viewing the history through a Christian lens.
Generally speaking, if you find a page discussing Yule and it in any way refers to Solstice, Sabbat or "blessings", it's not discussing traditional Yule, but rather neo-pagan Yule. Some Kindreds have modernized it to coincide with the Solstice for the sake of convenience, but the Solstice itself has nothing to do with the holiday.
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:40 PM on Jul. 25, 2012