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Alban Arthuan

Symbolism:  

The Winter Solstice, The Light of Arthur, Rebirth of the Sun, The longest night of the year.

Symbols:

Yule log, evergreen boughs or wreaths, holly, ivy, fir trees, mistletoe hung in doorways, gold pillar candles, baskets of clove studded fruit, a simmering pot of wassail.

Seasonal Fruit and Veg:

Apples, Brussels - tops, Brussel Sprouts, Broccoli - Purple Sprouting, Beetroot, Celeriac, Cauliflower, Chicory, Chard, Celery, Carrots, Cabbage, Endive, Jerusalem Artichoke, Kohirabi, Lamb’s lettuce, Pears, Peppers and Chillies, Quince, Rocket, Radishes, Rhubarb, Sorrel, Swede, Sweetcorn, Watercress

Drinks:

Mulled Ale, Mulled wine

Colours:

Green, Gold, Orange, Red, Silver, White, Yellow  

Animals:   

Sacred White Buffalo, Stags, Squirrels, Wren/ Robin

Mythical Creatures:

Elf, Gnome, Kallikantzaroi (Greek chaos monsters), Phoenix, Trolls

Stones:   

Bloodstones, Diamonds, Emeralds, Garnets, Rubies,

Incense herbs include:  

Ash, Bay Laurel, Blessed Thistle, Chamomile, Frankincense, Holly, Juniper, Mistletoe, Pine.

Deities:   

Balder, Befana, Cronos, Frey, Hertha, Holda, Holly King, Horua, Isis, Janus, Kronos, Lucina, Marduk, Mithras, Odin, Old Man Winter, Saturn, Sol Invicta, Tonazin

Activities:   

Wassailing the trees, burning the Yule log, decorating the Yule tree, exchanging of presents, kissing under the mistletoe