Blessed Beltaine!

For the majority of Traditions, Beltaine is the time where the Lord and Lady get jiggy and conceive the child that will be born later in the year. :) However, for my Trad, that jigginess occurred back at the Spring Equinox (which I somehow managed to forget to write a post about, this year) and there is no offspring. Instead Beltaine is the first day of Summer, when Freya takes over for Woden (allowing him to get a nap in) and brings forth greenery in full force.

FYI: Those “adult” jokes that are often made about the Maypole really aren’t off the mark. The pole is phallic, and dancing around it was/is part of a fertility ritual performed in hope to encourage a blessing from the Gods for bountiful harvests.