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Lammas Supplies + Gifts

Lammas Supplies + Gifts


While here in the Northern Hemisphere we celebrate Lughnasadh, or Lammas, on August 1, it is important to note that in the Southern Hemisphere it is the time for Imbolc and we want to wish our friends on the opposite side of the globe a very blessed holiday season!

Lughnasadh, or Lammas, Lughnasadh means the funeral games of Lugh (pronounced Loo), referring to Lugh, the Irish sun god. However, the funeral is not his own, but the funeral games he hosts in honor of his foster-mother Tailte. For that reason, the traditional Tailtean craft fairs and Tailtean marriages (which last for a year and a day) are celebrated at this time.

This day originally coincided with the first reapings of the harvest. It was known as the time when the plants of spring wither and drop their fruits or seeds for our use as well as to ensure future crops.

As autumn begins, the Sun God enters his old age, but is not yet dead. The God symbolically loses some of his strength as the Sun rises farther in the South each day and the nights grow longer.

The Christian religion adopted this theme and called it 'Lammas ', meaning 'loaf-mass ', a time when newly baked loaves of bread are placed on the
altar. An alternative date around August 5 (Old Lammas), when the sun reaches 15 degrees Leo, is sometimes employed by Covens.

Traditional Foods:
Apples, Grains, Breads and Berries.

Herbs and Flowers:
All Grains, Grapes, Heather, Blackberries, Sloe, Crab Apples, Pears.

Incense:
Aloeswood, Rose, Sandalwood.

Sacred Gemstone:
Carnelian, Citrine, Tiger Eye.

Special Activities:
As summer passes, many Pagans celebrate this time to remember its warmth and bounty in a celebrated feast shared with family or Coven members. Save and plant the seeds from the fruits consumed during the feast or ritual. If they sprout, grow the plant or tree with love and as a symbol of your connection with the Lord and Lady. Walk through the fields and orchards or spend time along springs, creeks, rivers, ponds and lakes reflecting on the bounty and love of the Lord and Lady.


Lammas Altar + Ritual Kits
Lammas Altar + Ritual Kits

Lammas Ritual Supplies + Tools
Lammas Ritual Supplies + Tools

Lammas Books
Lammas Books

Lammas Candles
Lammas Candles

Lammas Clothing + Accessories
Lammas Clothing + Accessories

Lammas Divination
Lammas Divination

Lammas Gemstones
Lammas Gemstones

Lammas Home + Hearth
Lammas Home + Hearth

Lammas Incense
Lammas Incense

Lammas Jewelry
Lammas Jewelry

Lammas Oils
Lammas Oils

Lammas Plants + Herbs
Lammas Plants + Herbs

Lammas Statuary
Lammas Statuary



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