Winter Solstice

Holly King or Green Man

In this year of accellerated climate change and the speedup of the transformations which we are all feeling – greater congestion, need for clean energy sources, dramatic weather patterns, etc. – it’s good to celebrate the solstice, along with all the other festivals of light that occur in this darkest time of the year. When I was checking the exact time of the solstice – is it the 22nd or was it yesterday the 21st, I came upon Eric Weisstein’s World of Astronomy site, which has this little quicktime movie of the tilt of the earth’s equatorial plane, which accounts for the seasons.

Rozhanitza

Here is Rozhanitza, a Russian goddess of Eastern Europe, with her daughter goddess, who is sometimes a deer. From jpc-artworks.com which has many other great images for this time of year, including the Holly King above.

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