Posted by: silverstar98121 | August 1, 2008

Lammas

Today is Lammas, the First Harvest, on the Pagan calendar. It is also known as loaf mass or Lughnasad. It celebrates the harvest of grain.

Lammas Man

Lammas Man

It is traditional to bake a Lammas man, bread in the shape of an anatomically correct man for this festival. I was going to do it last night, or bake bread anyway, but The Boyo turned up unexpectedly, and I found other things to do.

So, you can enjoy this picture of a Lammas man from the past. It’s not anatomically correct, but we were doing public ritual in a public park. Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor. Eat some bread, and give thanks that you can do so. Give thanks for farmers, and for living in a place and time when having a little bread is not a luxury.

Too preachy? OK, but have a good First Harvest anyway. And maybe send some non-perishable food to the food bank.

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Responses

  1. And a good first harvest to you too Silverstar.

    I started today with a cookie and some cream of wheat, but after reading your post, I had some toast too. For Lammas!

    Have a great weekend! (It’s a long holiday weekend up here! Yay!)

    8)

  2. can you bake some lammas bread and take a picture for us?

  3. Wonderful holiday! Gotta wonder, though, about Lammas Man. I was the kid that bit the heads off the Peeps at easter, not to mention i loves me chocolate rabbit ears… what am i to do with an anatomically correct piece of bread?

  4. Rob, a toast to your toast. Have a good weekend.

    Nurse Myra, I am baking bread. But I suppose you want the anatomically correct kind. We’ll see how ambitious I am.

    Daisy Fae, you do the same thing as with the bunny ears. If you can wrestle every body else for it. The girls and lavender pagans anyway.

  5. […] @ 6:05 am As was mentioned over at Silverstar’s Magical Adventures, yesterday was Lammas, the First Harvest or Grain Harvest. What better way to celebrate than to bake some bread? […]


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