A Conversation for The Wiccan Year Wheel - an introduction
Gnomon - time to move on Started conversation Mar 1, 2006
"Lammas, or 'loaf mass' in Celtic was traditionally the time" -- this suggests that Lammas is a Celtic word. It isn't. Lammas is Old English. The Celtic name for this festival was Lughnasa.
Apollyon - Grammar Fascist Posted Mar 1, 2006
Interestingly, August is still called Lughnasa (or, more properly, Lúnasa) in modern Irish.
May, meanwhile, is called Bealtaine, from which Beltine is derived.
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