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Chesna
June 15th, 2007, 02:41 PM
There used to be this great site that had the Sabbats as Myths...stories. Meaning it would talkabout the death of the Holly King, birth to the Oak King, the Goddess becoming pregnant ect. It was a very cool way of explaining it. It was one of the first sites I visited when I began my studies..but I can not find it. So I was wondering if anyone knew of a site or something that does the same thing. It did not talk about any specific Gods or Goddesses, just a complete General story from one Sabbat to the next. Any help would be great!!

Thanks!!

Chesna

Crystal Willowtree
June 15th, 2007, 03:53 PM
i looked over the net & found a couple of sites that might contain what you are looking for

http://www.controverscial.com/Sabbats.htm
http://wicca.timerift.net/sabbat.shtml

there is a bit on the mythical side on both sites... but its a little brief
hope this helps

Aithne Cathasaigh
June 16th, 2007, 02:55 PM
i looked over the net & found a couple of sites that might contain what you are looking for

http://www.controverscial.com/Sabbats.htm
http://wicca.timerift.net/sabbat.shtml

there is a bit on the mythical side on both sites... but its a little brief
hope this helps

Both are great sites, though be careful how much content you post. Controverscial is George Knowles website, he will cause a stink if anyone re-posts his articles with giving him credit and asking permission.

Timerift will do the same. All off the articles from both websites are copyrighted.

An excellent resource for the different mythologies behind the sabbats is The Pagan Book of Days: A Guide to the Festivals, Traditions, and Sacred Days of the Year by Nigel Pennick.

For some more webistes with decent information as well as a list of resources

http://www.catanna.com/paganholidays.htm

Website with a British/Celtic slant
http://aheartsease.com/nuke/modules.php?name=Content&pa=list_pages_categories&cid=1

Hope this helps :boing:

Agaliha
June 16th, 2007, 03:18 PM
Forum Guide Mode:
I'm going to get this moved to Myths and Folklore (http://www.mysticwicks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=298), that's the best place for it ;) (and why the forum was made!). You don't have to discuss deities there, just folklore, myths and other such things. For a full list of what the forum covers, check this thread out: What is Folklore & Mythology: Definitions and Info (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=143548).

ETA: I posted a lot of links to Litha and Summer Solstice lore and mythlogy in a thread that can be found in Myths and Folklore: Litha/Summer Solstice Lore (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=157948) :)

Chesna
June 18th, 2007, 09:06 AM
WOW!! I knew I could count on you all!!! The above links were very useful..and exactly what I was looking for. I booked marked them so I may come back to them. Now I can write the basic mythology down in my BOS. Thanks for the copywrite info. I do not plan on copying it word for word!!! I knew I could count on my fellow MW'ers!!


Chesna

*Rasenna*
June 18th, 2007, 11:40 AM
There used to be this great site that had the Sabbats as Myths...stories. Meaning it would talkabout the death of the Holly King, birth to the Oak King, the Goddess becoming pregnant ect. It was a very cool way of explaining it. It was one of the first sites I visited when I began my studies..but I can not find it. So I was wondering if anyone knew of a site or something that does the same thing. It did not talk about any specific Gods or Goddesses, just a complete General story from one Sabbat to the next. Any help would be great!!

For something in depth on this topic check out the book Witchcraft: A Mystery Tradition, by Raven Grimassi. It contains exactly what you're talking about and in great detail. Instead of using deity names, the author uses titles to match each season (which makes the Sabbats universal and non-specific to a single culture). One example is Lady of the Fields, and Lord of the Barley. Another is Lady of the Lake, and Lord of the Reeds. Grimassi also presents the Sabbats as a cohesive story that includes a mated Goddess and God pair who journey together throughout the year.

Chesna
June 18th, 2007, 01:01 PM
For something in depth on this topic check out the book Witchcraft: A Mystery Tradition, by Raven Grimassi.. You know..I may have this book..I'll have to look. I have a bounch that I have yet to get to..and I know I have one or two by him I have yet to read. Thanks for the idea!!

Chesna