21 December, 2022

Yule

As a religious holiday, the winter solstice is also known as Yule, and celebration
of this day predates Christianity. 

While Druids, Romans, and Norsemen all celebrated the sacred nature of the solstice centuries ago, many modern Pagans and Wiccans consider
this an important religious holiday.  

A yule greeting to you all:

"The light is reborn this winter solstice, may your heart lift with the joy of new beginnings and nature's blessings."

Modern Stonehenge image.
Modern image of Avebury, the 2nd most famous stone circle in England.
Disclaimer:
All images copied from the interwebs and posted for the entertainment of our readers only.

Winter solstice 2022 in Northern Hemisphere is at 4:47 PM on Wednesday, 21 December, Eastern Time.

Many ancient henge sites are mysteriously aligned with the sun on the winter solstice, such as Stonehenge, UK and Newgrange, Ireland.

13 comments:

Mickey's Musings said...

Happy Winter Solstice!
Purrs, Julie

Mickey's Musings said...

Oh...I like the druid kitty ;)

John Bellen said...

I like the one made of butter better...

Sandee said...

Wonderful history lesson.

Happy Yule.

Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. Scritches to the kitties. ♥

Peachy, Stippie, Angel Binky and Granny said...

We love the mysteries of Stone Henge and the Druid kitty💗Happy Jule to all of you🐾😽🎄

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I prefer Avebury because the last time I was there you could still wander amongst the stones. I remember being able to do that at Stonehenge many years ago.

CCL Wendy said...

Your posts are very encyclopedic, but there's that extra-added joy of kitties in the mix. Bravo! Happy Winter Solstice.

Brian's Home Blog said...

That was terrific, I always like seeing Stonehenge!

pilch92 said...

Awww....cute kitty.

Indulgedfurries said...

Happy Yule!

Katie Isabella said...

I enjoyed this!!!

Darla M Sands said...

That looks like a mighty warrior! :D Thanks for all the images.

Marvelous Marv said...

We LOVE Yule. Your photos today ROCK!