On this trail I will be looking at the Winter Solstice and ancient festivals celebrated around this time of year. Then take a more detailed look into the Roman festival Saturnalia and the Scandinavian and Icelandic tradition of Yule or Yuletide. With Yule I will go over both ancient and modern practice, even some recipes of yule treats. Then in the Mythological Minute I stay in the Yule tradition with a family of Trolls or sometimes Giants, so would you kindly grab your thermos and fill them up and we will set out on this trail.

The Great Journey Podcast 

Host: Luke Keish


Sources

Winter Solstice: https://www.crystalinks.com/wintersolstice.html

http://www.planetquest.org/learn/sundagger.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_solstice

https://silverlotus.net/wicca/rites/wheel-of-the-year/winter-solstice-lore-and-ritual/


Ancient Festivals: https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/harking-back-ancient-pagan-festivities-our-christmas-rituals-007237

https://mythology.net/roman/roman-gods/sol-invictus/


Saturnalia: https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/busy-romans-needed-mid-winter-break-too-and-it-lasted-24-days-007233

https://astrologyexplored.net/home/?p=3014


Yule: https://www.goddessandgreenman.co.uk/yule

https://www.sacredearthjourneys.ca/blog/traditions-and-symbols-of-yule/

https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/christmas-traditions-0011166

https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/mistletoe-holly-and-yuletide-cheer-weaving-natural-elements-ancient-021772


Mythological Minute: https://www.ancientpages.com/2019/12/11/gryla-cannibalistic-evil-troll-and-her-sons-yule-lads-in-icelandic-folklore/

https://guidetoiceland.is/history-culture/the-icelandic-yule-lads-and-gryla


Mythological minute & Undertakers fee: Barbara by U.S. Army Blues is licensed under a Public Domain Mark 1.0 License.


Intro/outro music: 

Thunder and Lightning by Brown Bird is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.


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