Christendom, Christianity, England, Feestdagen, folklore, geschiedenis, History, Special Days

Pasen en Britse Paasgebruiken

Pasen staat voor de deur. In het Verenigd Koninkrijk wijkt de viering van Pasen niet zo veel af van de manier waarop wij dit vieren. Veel paaseieren en paashazen, eieren zoeken, lekker eten en samenzijn. Over de oorsprong van de hazen en de eieren schreef ik al eerder in een blog over Ostara en de… Lees verder Pasen en Britse Paasgebruiken

Christianity, England, folklore, Geology, History, Minerals, Mythology, Nature, Scotland

The Crystal Ball

Voor de Nederlandse versie van dit verhaal, klik hier. It’s one of the most stereotypical pictures of witches and fortune tellers, the woman gazing into the crystal ball. The crystal ball has been known for centuries as an object to predict the future. Where does this believe come from? Last year I wrote a blog… Lees verder The Crystal Ball

Christianity, England, folklore, History, Mythology, Nature, Pagan festival, Special Days, Tourist attraction, Wheel of Year


De Nederlandse vertaling van dit artikel vind je hier In England, midsummer or summer solstice is synonymous with Stonehenge and the midsummer celebration there with thousands of people gathering at the famous stone circle every year. In the early morning of June the 21st, they gather to see the sun rise over the so-called 'Heel… Lees verder Midsummer

Christianity, folklore, Mythology, Pagan festival, Special Days, Wheel of Year


Nederlandse versie van dit artikel door hier te klikken On the first of May Beltane was celebrated in pre-Christian Britain. The name Beltane is Gaelic. The oldest written sources date from the 9th and 10th century from an Irish writing that talks about Beltine, the fire (tine in Gaelic) of Bel. It is Samhain's counterpart, the… Lees verder Beltane

Christianity, folklore, Fossils, Geology, History, Mythology, Nature, Special Days

St George’s Day, about dragons and dinosaurs. How mythology became paleontology.

Voor de Nederlandse versie van dit verhaal klik hier. April 23rd is St George’s Day in England. The feast day (and in this case also the day of death) of Saint Saint George. The English are more English this day than you can imagine. Everywhere the English flag with the St George’s Cross can be… Lees verder St George’s Day, about dragons and dinosaurs. How mythology became paleontology.