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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… @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.… @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.… @MagicalEurope
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