It is now high summer and the union of Sun and Earth, God and Goddess, has produced the First Harvest. Lammas is the celebration of this first grain harvest, a time for gathering together and giving thanks for abundance. Read on to learn more about the symbols that represent this harvest festival.
A new birth is usually a time of great celebration, with babies welcomed into the world in all manner of ways. Royal births are not the only ones to be surrounded by ceremony. Customs, rituals and traditions in other cultures - many of which of religious in origin - play an important role before, during and after a birth.