Daily Roundup – Lammas Or Lughnasadh?


Went and caught some great rock-n-roll at the summons of  my good friend Dale Russel of Outrider. His band played after Blackout. A lot of great bands and a great way to party after our wonderful Lughnasadh / Lammas ritual yesterday.

Blackout at Diamond Jim's Saloon
Blackout at Diamond Jim’s Saloon

 

"Wherever you know of harm, regard that harm as your own; and give your foes no peace." - Óðínn, Hávamál: Verse 127.
“Wherever you know of harm, regard that harm as your own; and give your foes no peace.” – Óðínn, Hávamál: Verse 127.

Lammas is derived from an Anglo-Saxon word, hlaf-mas, meaning “loaf-mass”. It is a festival to mark the annual wheat harvest, and is the first harvest festival of the year. On this day it was customary to bring a loaf made from a new crop to church. The loaf was then blessed, and among Anglo-Saxon people, it might be used afterwards to work magic. A book of Anglo-Saxon charms indicated that the lammas bread should be broken into four bits, which were to be placed at the four corners of a barn, to protect the grain stored within.


Stop! Hammertime. Lammas time?
Stop! Hammertime.
Don't be afraid to start over. It's a new chance to create what you wand and enjoy.
Don’t be afraid to start over. It’s a new chance to create what you wand and enjoy.
Americans dump 80 million pounds of pesticides on their yards each year. There is no outside entity to blame; we are poisoning ourselves - and our children, our neighbors, our pets, our water and our birds.
Americans dump 80 million pounds of pesticides on their yards each year. There is no outside entity to blame; we are poisoning ourselves – and our children, our neighbors, our pets, our water and our birds.

Lisa Thiel – Lammas Song