Winter Solstice Ritual was performed by Stormcrow and Arianthe.
The pre-ritual crafting time included arts for the kids, and making of Pomanders for the home.
For the Quarter calls this year, we did something a little different that bears mention for all the Wiccan Parents out there. A little nod to child within, and the children who surround us as well – and we called as Directional Guardians, Jack Frost(East), Mrs. Clause (South), Frosty the Snowman (West), and Santa (North) – complete with ringing them in with Jingle Bells.
As part of our transition to working with Celtic Deities of the Mabinogion for a year, we Called Gwydion and Arianrhod. Stormcrow told The Birth of Llew (Yule), the first part of a saga he adapted from the Mabinogion which he has titled “A Year and Change” – that follows the life Llew Llaw Gyffes. This telling was accompanied by a shadow-puppet show performed by Arianthe.
There was an exchange of Secret Santa Gifts, and Much feasting and Merriment.
Other pictures of the bonfire: