Beltane honours life. It represents the peak of Spring and the beginning of summer. Earth energies are at their strongest and most active. Read on to learn about some of the symbols associated with this Pagan Festival.
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Beltane is a fire festival. The word 'Beltane' originates from the Celtic God 'Bel', meaning 'the bright one' and the Gaelic word 'teine' meaning fire. Together they make 'Bright Fire', or 'Goodly Fire'. Traditionally bonfires were lit to honour the Sun and encourage the support of Bel and the Sun's light to nurture the emerging future harvest and protect the community.
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Tree of Life
In honour of Spring, trees were dressed in garlands, wreaths and ribbons, to celebrate their fertility and the abundance of life that trees bring.
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During Beltane, the Maiden goddess has reached her fullness, she is the manifestation of growth and renewal. Flora, the Goddess of Spring, and the Green Man fall in love, symbolising the union of the Earth and the Sky.
A magic circle is a circle of space marked out by pagans practicing rituals, which they believe will contain energy and form a sacred space.
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The Rule of Three is a belief held by the Pagans, stating that whatever energy a person puts into the world, be it positive or negative, it will be returned to that person three times. It is especially powerful during Beltane, as positivity is required to encourage new life and growth.