Alban Arthuan


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


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


Mulled Ale, Mulled wine


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


Sacred White Buffalo, Stags, Squirrels, Wren/ Robin

Mythical Creatures:

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


Bloodstones, Diamonds, Emeralds, Garnets, Rubies,

Incense herbs include:  

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


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


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