Oh wondrous headed doe… Amongst its horns it carries the light of the blessed sun…” Hungarian Christmas Folk Song
Long before Santa charioted his flying steeds across our mythical skies, it was the female reindeer who drew the sleigh of the sun goddess at winter solstice. It was when we “Christianized” the pagan traditions of winter, that the white bearded man i.e. “Father Christmas” was born.
Altar Practice: Honouring the Mother by Vanessa
An altar is a sacred space, which can be a temporary or permanent structure for devotional practice. It is a temple place meant to revere deities/goddesses/gods and leave offerings, it is where one can pay respect to ancestors, celebrate a connection to the elements and earth mother, call in energy to charge intentions, offer prayers, receive inspiration or empowerment. Whether your practice is informal or ritualistic, altars act as a focus point for workings and worship.