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"May 1st, May Day is not just a day where children innocently gambol around maypoles and have fun. As we will see, May Day sinks its roots deep down into the extreme depths of paganism. It is one of the eight days of the year sacred to Satan; it is a witch's sabbath." #MayDay
"Let us spend a few minutes reviewing the roots of May Day. May Day has several roots, but today I want to talk only about its connection to two:

First, the Celtic festival of Beltane, and

Second, the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night."
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Happy Beltane! Summer begins. People believe that Beltine is a Celtic festival. But in Ireland, stone circles, like Beltany stone circle, were aligned with Beltine thousands of years before Celts appeared in European history oldeuropeanculture.blogspot.com/2015/05/beltan… @MagicalEurope @TheAncientWorld
Beltane is one of 4 "Celtic festivals" which mark 4 "cross quarter days", the days that fall in between equinoxes and solstices. These days mark beginning of seasons in continental Europe and connected create Climatic cross. oldeuropeanculture.blogspot.com/2016/07/two-cr… @MagicalEurope @TheAncientWorld
But stone circles in Ireland have been aligned to the cross quarter days thousands of years before Celts. Like the Grange circle, whose ceremonial entrance is aligned with 1st (2nd) of August, Lughnasadh, the beginning of Autumn. oldeuropeanculture.blogspot.com/2014/09/grange… @MagicalEurope
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