Green Man Mask - a symbol of nature and fertility. step by step tutorial with polymer clay. Perfect decoration for Beltane or may day celebrations
HAYASHI Takahiko, D-9.Aug.2010, painting on paper, 42.5x28.8cm
Evening- Love Mucha's art-nuveau style!
Hawthorn by Peter Pracownik. "The Hawthorn (Celtic name Huath) flowers at Beltane, the third and final rite of Spring. It celebrates the vanquishing of the Dark Lord of Winter and the advent of the rampant fertility of New Creation."
Beltane: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for May Day (Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials) by Llewellyn http://www.amazon.com/dp/0738741930/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_beLfvb0DV4E53
By Masaaki Sasamoto.
Arianrhod ('silver wheel") appears in The Mabinogi'. Ruler of Caer Sidi, a magical north realm. Worshipped as Priestess of the Moon (watching over the tides). Moon as archetypal female symbol rep: the Mother Goddess linking womb, death, rebirth, creation. (Britain's old name Albion = "white moon"). In Welsh, Corona Borealis is named Caer Arianrhod - Arianrhod's Castle. The Celts "know well the way of sea and stars" and counted time by nights, and made their famous Coligny Calendar by the…