Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Pagan Eye: The Building of a Wicker Man


Here's a picture of a Wicker Man under construction at Butser Ancient Farm, in Hampshire. The photo was taken by Alex Stanton in the run-up to May Day last year and she kindly let me post it on my blog.

Butser Ancient Farm, which is an experimental archaeology site as well as a fantastic place to visit, hosts a traditional Beltane celebration every year.  This year it will be burning its Wicker Man on Sunday 5 May at the end of a day of music and festivities. Tickets are £13 for adults in advance and £15 on the door. For more details, visit http://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk/

My Pagan Eye posts show photos that I find interesting - seasonal images, pagan sites, events, or just pretty pictures. If you want to send me a photo for a Pagan Eye post, please email it to badwitch1234@gmail.com Let me know what the photo shows and whether you want your name mentioned or not. For copyright reasons, the photo must be one you have taken yourself.

The photo is copyright Alex Stanton

Links and previous related posts
http://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk/
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2013/01/pagan-eye-rollright-stones-on-misty.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2012/08/pagan-eye-wicker-woman.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2012/09/pagan-eye-wicker-man-on-fire-under-full.html

4 comments:

Simon Tomasi said...

Phil Hine posted a link about a wicker man that I thought you might find amusing :-)

Police Issued Guidelines On How To Behave While Trapped In A Wicker Man

badwitch said...

Very funny!

Personal Trainer Girl Putney said...

I really hope no virgins or 'kings for a day' turn up to festivities!

Badwitch said...

I am sure no living being was put in that wicker man :)