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Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice, Yule, Mid-Winter or Alban Arthan is the celebration of the rebirth of the sun after the longest night of the year.  It is one of the eight solar festivals comprising the Wheel of the Year.  Nourished in the womb of the Goddess during the dark time of the year, the sun symbolises the God born anew.  Plants that remain evergreen such as fir trees, holly and mistletoe are used as decorations.

The Goddess at Winter Solstice wears a crown of holly and mistletoe as she awaits the birth of her child.

The Winter Solstice Goddess Print is available in two sizes:
https://magickmermaid.com/Magick-Goddess-Pagan-Celtic-Mythology-Art.html

Magickal Oak in Winter Print is part of the Magickal Oak Series:
https://magickmermaid.com/GreenMan-and-GreenWoman-Art-Prints.html

13 thoughts on “Winter Solstice”

  1. Great paintings Magick Mermaid.
    You really excel at peoples faces. I must say. I love that first one. I think she hath a bun in the oven. I know these things. Prayers for a safe birth and and a healthy baby sun. The daffodils depend on it. As do the little goslings. Not Ryan though.

    (If there are any psychologists reading this, please don’t have me sectioned. All of these are legitimate private jokes and I have written evidence to back that claim up, so don’t send the men in white coats)(unless they’re taking me to one of those big fancy country sanatorium places out of 50s films, in which case SEND THEM cos I could do with a holiday in the country).

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  2. I always look forward to the Winter Solstice. The shorter daylight hours bum me out. It also puts us one day closer to spring. Love the artwork. You talent and imagination know no bounds.

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