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THE YULE KING (ancient holiday figure known as the Yule Spirit, Yule King, Winter King or Holly King Present, has a burly beard and a crown of leaves)

"The custom of burning the Yule Log goes back to, and before, medieval times. It was originally a Nordic tradition. Yule is the name of the old Winter Solstice festivals in Scandinavia and other parts of northern Europe, such as Germany."

The custom of burning the Yule Log goes back to, and before, medieval times. Originally a Nordic tradition, Yule is the name of the old Winter Solstice festivals in Scandinavia and other parts of northern Europe, including Germany.

It also appears as an impetus to quest--the white stag or hart often appears in the forests around King Arthur's court, sending the knights off on to adventure against gods and fairies.

White deer hold a place in the mythology of many cultures. Celtic people considered them to be messengers from the other world, and other pre-Indo-European cultures, especially in the north.

missgdesigns: Photographer: Emily Nicole Teague Photography Model: Kelli Kickham Headdress: Miss G Designs Makeup: Mckenzie Gregg MUA Lighting Assistant: Christina...

"Earth Witch" Photographer: Emily Nicole Teague Photography Model: Kelli Kickham Makeup: Mckenzie Gregg MUA Headdress: Miss G Designs Horns: Faust & Company Lighting Assistant: Christina Schellhous

The most beautiful christmas trees are the ones that are left to live in the forests.

a perfect Christmas tree growing naturally in the forest.if I lived near by, I'd love to decorate wit bird seed, suet, nuts & berries for the animals to have a Merry Christmas!

So precious!

Beauty and Things (Вязаная игрушка, амигуруми)

In modern Paganism, one of the most popular legends is that of the Oak and Holly Kings. These two archetypes battle as the Wheel of the Year turns, and twice a year, one must relinquish his crown.

The Legend of the Holly King and the Oak King

Winter Solstice // Yule // Christmas - Yule Customs, Traditions and Folklore: The Holly King and the Oak King

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