By Erik S.
Lammas -¬†August 2, July 31st/Aug 1st
This is an Irish Gaelic name for the dining experience which celebrates the memorial service diversions of Lugh, Celtic lord of light, and child of the Sun. In the legendary story of the Wheel of the Year, the Sun God moves his energy into the grain, and is yielded when the grain is gathered. So we have a ceasing to exist, generous and reviving divine force of the harvest, who passes on for his individuals with the goal that they might live. Sound well known?
The force of the sun goes into the grain as it matures. It is then gathered and made into the first new bread of the season. This is the Saxon hlaef-masse or piece mass, now lammas. Seed grain is additionally put something aside for planting for one year from now’s yield, so the sun god may be seen to ascent again in Spring with the new green shoots, as the sun likewise climbs in the sky. There are numerous conventions and traditions everywhere throughout the nation that are still carried on at harvest-time today.
It’s a period for bread-production and corn-dollies. Goddesses celebrated around this time incorporate Demeter and Ceres. Trees connected with lammas are Hazel and Gorse and herbs are Sage and Meadowsweet. Colors connected with lammas are golds, yellows and orange for the God and red for the Goddess as mother.
Lammas ¬†is generally first harvest. Look around you and you will see different trees specifically Rowan yielding splendid red berries and briers indicating aging apples and oranges alongwith fruit and pear trees. In this day and age when nourishment is mass prepared and foreign so we get leafy foods and corn regardless of what time of year it is, it is not difficult to detached touch with the characteristic cycle of things.
Lammas is a celebration praising the first fruits of harvest, the fruits of our labours, and seeing the cravings that we had at the begin of the year unfold so ceremonies will be centered around this. Lammas is an early Christian celebration, “lammas” implies piece mass and spoke to the first rolls heated structure that years crop. These were taken to church and laid on the adjust .