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Lughnasadh
Lammas
August 1st

Traditions of Lammas
It was celebrated by some to pay homage to Lugh the Celtic Sun God, Lamas was a festival of bread and also used to mark the death of the Solar king. The corn dolly are made to represent the Goddess and the dolly from the previous year is traditionally burned as an offering on this day to bring good luck.

Rites at Lammas
On the alter sheaves of barley, oats and wheat, bread, fruit, (some bake bread in the shape of the sun or a man to represent the God) and corn dollies are used to represent the goddess.

Feast at Lammas
Fruit and Wheat or Barley wines are good for this festival as well as all edible berries and bread. If a bread man was baked then this can be consumed, may be with some home made jam or honey.

Correspondence for Lammas

Herbs
Alkanet, Aloe, Alyssum, Amaranth, Angelica, Aster, Barley, Basil, Beetroot, Borage, Calamus, Camellia, Camomile, Carnation, Carrot, Centaury, Chrysanthemum, Citron, Comfrey, Cowslip, Crocus, Damiana, Dandelion, Dittany of Crete, Edelweiss, Eldeflower, Endive, Eryngo, Fern, Flax, Fleabane, Foxglove, Garlic, Ginger, Ginseng, Golden Rod, Grain, Grains of Paradise, Groundsel, Hemp, Henbane, Henna, Honeysuckle, Horehound, Huckleberry, Hyacinth, Hydrangea, Jasmine, Job's Tear, Lady's Slipper, Leek, Lemon Verbena, Lemongrass, Lettuce, Looestrife, Lotus, Mallow, Mastic Gum, Meadow Root, Meadow Sweet, Mint, Mullien, Mustard, Myrrh, Narcissus, Nettle, Oats, Orris, Passion Flower, Pennyroyal, Peony, Plot Weed, Pineapple, Plantain, Poke, Pomegranate, Purslane, Radish, Ragweed, Rose, Rosemary, Sagebrush, Senna, Shallot, Skunk Cabbage, Snap Dragon, Solomon's Seal, Sorrel-Wood, Southern Wood, Spanish Moss, Spiderwort, Witch Grass, Yellow Evening Primrose.


Oils
Basil, Calamus, Camomile, Cypress, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Lemon Verbena, Lemon Grass, Lime, Mint, Myrrh, Rose, Rosemary, Sagebrush

Trees
Cherry, Cypress, Dogwood, Lime, Magnolia, Oak, Palm-Date, Pear, Pine, Rowan, Yucca.

Stones
Amber, Amethyst, Apache Tear, Calcite-Orange, Charoite, Chrysocolla, Diamond, Holey Stones, Jasper-Red, Lolite, Malachite, Mica, Quartz, Salt, Sodalite, Spene, Sunstone, Tektite, Tourmaline-Pink, Tourmaline-Red.

Metals
Aluminium, Copper, Gold, Lead, Mercury, Meteorite, Pyrite, Silver, Steel, Tin.

Associated Colours
Orange, Yellow.

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