History of Mabon
What cultures does Mabon come from?
Ancient Wales and England
Funny story: Mabon is a new name for a single culture’s ancient celebration of a worldwide event – the Autumn Equinox.
What is the difference between Mabon and the Autumn Equinox?
Culture + Location
- Mabon is the Welsh name for the Autumn Equinox
- Many cultures celebrate the Autumn Equinox, but it is simply called something different, based on language and tradition.
Am I allowed to celebrate Mabon if I’m not from Wales?
Long story short: Yes.
- As many Witches know, and now science supports, our DNA carries the memories of everyone who made us who we are today.
- You may have DNA from a culture that doesn’t represent who you associate with today.
- You may have Welsh ancestry which would call you to celebrate Welsh traditions.
We love to tell everyone to follow their own guidance, follow their own energy, and, if you’re called to, follow their ancestry. Learn anything you’re called to learn and then respect what you have learned and experienced. Respect is key.
Why do we celebrate The Autumn Equinox?
Because it makes life possible on earth
- The Autumn Equinox is the natural occurrence that sparked the many celebrations we see worldwide!
What are other names for the Autumn Equinox?
Similar Autumn Equinox Holidays
These are other similar second harvest holidays occur around this day that may resonate with more with your ancestral history:
- Equinozio di Autunno in Italy 🇮🇹
- Festival of Dionysus in Greece 🇬🇷
- Harvest Home in England 🏴
- Mid-Autumn Festival in China and Vietnam 🇨🇳 🇻🇳
- Oschophoria in Ancient Greece 🇬🇷
- Oktoberfest in Germany 🇩🇪
- Winter Finding in Nordic Areas 🇳🇴
- Witches’ Thanksgiving within Modern Universalism
Goddesses and Gods
Mabon, Dionysus, Thoth
Brown, Orange, Red, Gold
Herbs, Oils, and Incenses
Apple, Cinnamon, Patchouli
Ale, Apples, Cider, Grapes, Lamb, Locally-harvested Fruits & Vegetables, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Squash, Wine
Acorns, Bolines, Dried Leaves, Gourds, Scythes
Witches’ Thanksgiving, Balance, Hearth & Home Protection
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