Dancing at Lughnasa

Hi, Today in the Celtic calender is Lughnasa, traditionally the beginning of the harvest season. It is named after Lu, God of Arts and Crafts who dedicated this festival to his foster mother Tailtiu, the last queen of the Fir Bolg.

In ancient times there were great gatherings of athletic competition and religious ceremonies. Traditionally bonfires and merrymaking occurred on hilltops, like the festivity mentioned in Brian Friel‘s  “Dancing at Lugnasa”.

I have introduced you to the God Lu in my post “Mirroring Mythology” https://mcsirishart.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/mirroring-mythology-celtic-god-lu/

So for today I give you a dancer. The slate is called “After the Performance”.

After the Performance Hand Carved Slate

After the Performance
Hand Carved Slate

I like the slate , her pose of her sitting clutching a cloth can suggest exhaustion or contemplation. I have had her for a while and despite offers to sell, despite trying to live a spiritual life and practice non-attachment, I have found she has grown on me. I am so used to seeing her, I would miss her!

 Today is also a special day for me as it is my birthday! I won’t be doing much dancing myself but to all those who are, enjoy!

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16 Responses to Dancing at Lughnasa

  1. Hanno Phenn says:

    What a very Interesting Post and a Lovely calvinistisch too.I like Slate as well.

  2. ptero9 says:

    Happy Birthday! Peace and Blessings.

  3. bdh63 says:

    What a beautiful piece. I can see why you like living with her. I feel that way after I hit publish, I written, edited, edited again, found pictures, reject some, found others. Whew.

  4. brilliant post!
    i alawys forget the season names so it’s good to be reminded on the days 🙂
    Happy Birthday and Happy Lughnasa and…
    i’ve nominated you for an award 🙂

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