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First Harvest

First Harvest is a generic, inclusive term for any variety of harvest festivals celebrated at the start of August in the Northern Hemisphere (February in the Southern Hemisphere) within Pagan and magico-religious communities. Date Varies, anywhere from July 31 to August 7th. Or the first full moon in Leo, the ...
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Pronounced: LOO neh sah Alternate spellings: Lúnasa, Lùnastal, Luanistyn, Lugnasad, Luġnasaḋ, Lughnasa Similar and related festivals include: Lammas, Calan Awst, Freyfaxi and First Harvest Lughnassadh is a traditional Gaelic harvest festival celebrated on August 1. It is said that the God Lugh established this festival as funeral games in honor ...
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Lammas is a Christian celebration of Anglo Saxon origin that is common within many modern Pagan communities as well. It is celebrated on or near August 1st. Lammas, or loaf mass from (hlaf-mas) is a First Fruits celebration involving the blessing of loaves of bread produced from the first cuttings ...
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Freyfaxi, also known as Hlæfmæsse, Hlæfæst or Loaf Feast, Freyfaxi is a Heathen feast day that takes place in August, usually on the first of the month to coincide with Lammas though some kindreds will select a different date based on lunar, solar or other considerations. The holiday is dedicated ...
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Chamaemilum nobile and Matricaria recutita Other Names (German Chamomile) Wild Chamomile, Scented Mayweed, Hungarian Chamomile, (Roman Chamomile) Garden Chamomile, Ground Chamomile, Low Chamomile, Whig Plant, English Chamomile 1 General Information Varieties Chamaemilum nobile- Roman Chamomile A perennial. Reaches 4-12 inches high, makes a good ground cover. Feathery foliage, daisy like ...
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Artemisia vulgaris Other names for Mugwort Cronewort, Common wormwood, wild wormwood, Felon herb, St. John's Plant, Chrysanthemum weed, sailor's tobacco, moxa, Artemis Herb, Naughty Man, Old man, Old Uncle Henry, Muggins Mugwort is occasionally confused with Wormwood Artemisia absinthium. Tell the difference by examining the leaves. Mugwort leaves are green above and ...
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