Tuesday, 2 May 2017

A Look Back at Beltane in News Stories

Here is a round-up of news stories from the past few days, over Beltane and the May Day bank holiday weekend:

"Edinburgh's Calton Hill ablaze for 30th Beltane Festival" - story at The Scotsman: http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/inspire-me/festivals/edinburgh-s-calton-hill-ablaze-for-30th-beltane-festival-1-4433921

"In pictures: Beltane Fire Festival welcomes in the summer" - story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-39748054

"Beltane: 12 facts, legends and traditions of Ireland's ancient May Day festival" - story at Irish Post: http://irishpost.co.uk/120299-2/

"Cults, human sacrifice and pagan sex: how folk horror is flowering again in Brexit Britain" - story at The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/apr/30/folk-horror-cults-sacrifice-pagan-sex-kill-list

"Pagan rite of Spring brightens up Bovey" - story at Mid-Devon Advertiser: http://www.middevonadvertiser.co.uk/article.cfm?id=109475

"The pagan ritual of Beltaine is celebrated at a Davison church" - story at MLive.com: http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2017/04/the_pagan_ritual_of_beltaine_i.html

"Why The First Day In May Is A Great Time To Celebrate Summer" - story at Refinery29: http://www.refinery29.com/2017/04/151988/what-is-may-day-meaning

"Witches and Walpurgis Night" - blog post at OUPblog: https://blog.oup.com/2017/04/witches-walpurgis-night/

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