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”.
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!