Gods and Goddesses of the Summer Solstice

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Belle and Candle

With Litha nearly upon us here are some of the Gods and Goddesses associated with the Summer Solstice from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures……

  • The Oak King and the Holly King – The Goddess is now full and pregnant with Child, and the Sun God is at the height of His virility. This is the peak of the Solar year and the Sun is at the height of its life-giving power. The Earth is awash with fertility and fulfilment and this is a time of joy and celebration, of expansiveness and the celebration of achievements. Yet within this climax is the whisper and promise of a return to the Dark. As the Light reaches its peak so this is also the moment when the power of the Sun begins to wane. From now on the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer and we are drawn back…

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