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Lughnasadh

Symbolism:

First Harvest Festival, Aging of the Deities.

Symbols:

Corn, Corn Dollies, Cornucopia, Fruits, the Sun, All Grains, Bread, Full Moon, Wheat

Seasonal Fruit and Veg:

Aubergines, Beans (broad, french, runner), Beetroot, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Cherries, Courgettes, Cucumbers, Currants, Fennel, Garlic, Gooseberries, Perennial herbs, Kohirabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Loganberries, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Peas (shell, mangetout, sugarsnap), Peppers, Plums, Radishes, Raspberries, Shallots, Spinach, Spring Onions, Squash, Strawberries, Swede, Sweetcorn, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Wartercress.

Drinks:

Elderberry Wine, Mead, Ale, Meadowsweet Tea, and Cider

Colours:

Red, Orange, Yellow, and Gold. Green, Light Brown, and Gray.

Animals:

Cockerels, Calves, and Sows

Mythical Creatures:

Griffins, Basilisks, Centaurs, and Phoenix

Stones:   

Ameythist, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Citrine, Peridot,  Sardonyx, and Yellow Diamonds,

Incense herbs include:

Berries,  Geranium, Fenugreek, Frankincense, Heather, Hollyhock, Juniper, Mistletoe, Oak, Oat, Rosemary, Sunflower

Dieties:  

Lugh, Bel, Balinus, Hermes/Mercury, Thoth, Frey,  Any Gods in aged aspect, the Corn King, the Green Man coming towards his downfall. Macha, Mother / Crone aspects of the Goddess as she moves towards her menopausal period.

Activities:  

Baking Breads, berry picking,  astrology, making jam, preparing foodstuffs for the coming winter.