The True Origins of Easter

There is a reason I am a pagan: because I know too much about history and folklore to believe that any one religion is correct. Despite this fact, or maybe because of it, I also believe that religion is kind… Continue Reading

Hawthorn Lore

The Hawthorn Fairy by Cicely Mary Barker The Hawthorn tree rules from May 13th to June 9th on the “Celtic” tree calendar, which happens to correspond with when the hawthorn tree flowers. Because the hawthorn blooms in May its branches… Continue Reading

The Hawthorn Tree

The Hawthorn Tree by Arthur Rackham Latin: Crataegus, Common Hawthorn: Crataegus monogyna Type: Shrub or small tree | Size: 5-15m (about 16-49ft) Other Names: may, mayblossom, maythorn, quickthorn, whitethorn, motherdie, and haw The hawthorn tree is native to Europe, Northwest… Continue Reading

The “Celtic” Tree Calendar

I’m just going to get this out of the way: the Celtic tree calendar is kind of problematic. In fact, I don’t even really like calling it the Celtic tree calendar, simply because it’s not Celtic. The tree calendar was… Continue Reading