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bealtaine a.k.a. Beltane is the Gaelic May Day festival. Most commonly it is held on 30 April, but sometimes on 1 May, or about halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. In Irish it is Bealtaine, in Scottish Gaelic Bealltainn and in Manx Gaelic Boaltinn or Boaldyn. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals—along with Samhain, Imbolc and Lughnasadh—and is similar to the Welsh Calan Mai.

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Google previewThe Sabbats (2002)

A Witch's Approach to Living the Old Ways by Edain McCoy

Bealtaine is a joyous, lusty, carefree Sabbat. Our pagan ancestors took...

Google previewMagic of the Celtic Otherworld (2005)

Irish History, Lore & Rituals by Steve Blamires

Finally, Bealtaine is a time for fixing contracts, setting targets, and acknowledging debts and responsibilities. Once the business side of things has been completed, it is time for games and music, for competitions, feasting, and drinking.

Google previewWalking the Faery Pathway (2009)

by Harmonia Saille

Bealtaine is a time to celebrate unions, a time to celebrate love, sexuality and fruitfulness. Summer Solstice The Summer Solstice is on or about 21st of June ( Southern Hemisphere this is 21st December) and is also known by the modern term ...

Google previewSacred Plant Initiations (2015)

Communicating with Plants for Healing and Higher Consciousness by Carole Guyett

Bealtaine is a time to gather with like-minded others, celebrating love, creativity, and the power of Nature. Hawthorn trees (as ...

Google previewThe CR FAQ (2007)

An Introduction to Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism by Kathryn Price NicDhàna, C. Lee Vermeers, Kym Lambert Ni Dhoireann

Bealtaine is a fertility festival when the hawthorn blooms and fields are ploughed and ...

Google previewA Wiccan Bible (2003)

Exploring the Mysteries of the Craft from Birth to Summerland by A. J. Drew

Bealtaine Incense 4 parts Frankincense 2 parts Gum Arabic 2 parts Sandalwood 1 part Jasmine 1 part Rosemary Bealtaine Oil 8 drops Frankincense 6 drops Rosemary 4 drops Rose 1/2 cup base oil Solitary/General—Bealtaine is a fertility ...

Google previewIrish-English/English-Irish Easy Reference Dictionary (2000)

by The Educational Company of Ireland

muzzle béaloideas ml folklore an Roinn Bhéaloideasa the Folklore Department béaloscailte adj open- mouthed, wide open béalscaoilte adj indiscreet Bealtaine f4 May 26 Bealtaine | 998 the ...

Google previewA Galic And English Dictionary (1780)

Containing All the Words in the Scotch and Irish Dialects of the Celtic, that Could be Collected from the Voice, and Old Books and MSS. By the Rev. William Shaw, A. M.

Bealtaine. A compact, agreement. [K] Bealtcine, Bealteine.

Google previewThe Educational IRISH-ENGLISH Pronouncing Dictionary (2012)

by David R Smith

Bealtaine, (bǐoul-thin-ě) [balt.], f., id., May, May Festival. Bean, (ban), f., mná, pl. id ., dat. mnaoi, a woman, a wife. Bean-, (ban), prefixed in comps., feminine. Beann, (bǐoun) [ban], f., -a, pl. id., a mountain, a peak, a headland, a point ; heed, ...

Google previewIrish-English - English-Irish Dictionary and Phrasebook (1991)

by Davidovic Mladen

way bealach mór main road Bealtaine [baLtini] May Béarla [baeurLu] English (language) beirt [berch] two persons beithioch [behee-ukh] animal, pl. beithigh beo [byoe] alive bhur [u] your ( pl.) ...

Google previewA Dictionary of British Place-Names (2011)

by David Mills

Beltany (Bealtaine) Donegal. 'Summer festival'. Beltoft N. Lincs.

Google previewThe Watkins Dictionary of Magic (2012)

Over 3000 Entries on the World of Magical Formulas, Secret Symbols and the Occult by Nevill Drury

Beltane Also Bealtaine. In Wicca, a greater sabbat, celebrated on 30 April. Beltane is a Celtic fertility celebration that may take its name from the Celtic deity Bel or Balor – god of light and fire – for in ancient times “belfires” were lit on the hilltops ...

Google previewAn Irish-English Dictionary, Containing Upwards of Twenty Thousand Words that Never Appeared in Any Former Irish Lexicon: with Copious Quotations from the Most Esteemed Ancient and Modern Writers, to Elucidate the Meaning of Obscure Words and Numerous Comparisons ... ; to which is Annexed, a Compendious Irish Grammar. By Edward O'Reilly (1821)

uncleanness bestcaine, bealtaine, s.f a compact, agreement tealtan, ...

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

LuciaDay, Lughnasa, Lugnasad,Mahayana, Matralia, Nitdefoc, Passover, Samhuinn, Setsubun, Shabuoth, StowFair, Tanabata,Vestalia 09Baishakhi, Bealtaine,BoxingDay, Christmas,churchale, Floralies,Goose Fair, Hallowe'en, Hallowmas, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Christian Education (2015)

by George Thomas Kurian, Mark A. Lamport

Bealtaine ...

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