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Happy Lammas!

August 1st marks the midway point between the summer solstice and autumnal equinox and is known as Lammas, Loaf-Mass, Lughnasadh, Grain Harvest or First Harvest. Both Christians and pagans have celebrated this day for centuries by baking bread from the first wheat harvest, eating freshly picked corn and berries, making corn dolls and in general celebrating the fruits of our labor.
In pagan religions, the Sun God surrenders his life with the cutting of the corn while the Goddess is ripe and full, heavily pregnant she carries the seed of the new year's Sun God within her. The Sun God is also referred to as Lugh, the God of the Harvest, the Green Man, or John Barleycorn. The Goddess is often referred to as Grain Mother, Harvest Mother, Harvest Queen, Earth Mother, Ceres and Demeter.*
For Christians living in Anglo-Saxon England, it was customary to bring to church a loaf made from the new crop to be blessed. In many parts of England, tenants were bound to present freshly harvested w…

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