WINTER SOLSTICE - YULE

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WINTER SOLSTICE - YULE







Yule has just gone by so I thought I would highlight some of the gorgeous works here,
but first:

Winter Solstice is called "Mean Geimredh", mid-winter, in Irish, "Alban Arthan", the point of roughness, in Wales, "Modranicht", mother night, to the Anglo-Saxon's, "Deuorius Riuri", great divine winter feast, in the Coligny Calendar and "Yule." The word "Yule," according to Bede and various other authorities of the olden time is derived from an archaic Norse word "Jol," meaning "a wheel."

The Winter Solstice represents the rebirth of the sun, which is a particularly important turning point. The night of Solstice is the longest night of the year. Darkness triumphs; and yet, gives way and changes into light. (Taken from "The Wheel of the Year at Muin Mound Grove, ADF" by Rev. Skip Ellison.)
(from Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowships' website www.adf.org/rituals/celtic/yul…)

Here are some wonderful Deviantart works:

:thumb85324989: Spirit of Yule by Ironshod Yule by cgb30
:thumb24117034: Yule Angel by Ironshod Yule Goddess by ArwensGrace
yule by B-a-s-t-e-t Yule by stardustfaery Winter Solstice by IdaLarsenArt
Winter solstice by lostknightkg Winter Solstice by Dysis23A
Winter Dream by Lemmart The Longest Night by kyoht Solstice Queen by photopixie
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:thumb106482138: Spirit of the Season by WrensHollow
:thumb52965509: yule altar by kinkyalechan


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Art of Autumn - Contest Winners






Some time ago , :iconfairiegoodmother: and :iconskye-luna: was holding a contest about a fabulous topic :
*ART OF AUTUMN*


and here are the winners ;)


First place :
Autumn Sprite by Tammara
Autumn Sprite by Tammara
Her works are amazing , she can send us to some beautiful and differents worlds. All she does, is truly detailled and thoughtful , here are some of her others works :
Dragon Keeper by Tammara Rhiannon by Tammara White as Snow by Tammara...
Second place :
My secret place.. by moonchild-ljilja
My secret place.. by moonchild-ljilja
Dark, fantasy.... her works are truly inspired and still well done (*whisper* she also has beautiful stock ;p )
Little magic.. by moonchild-ljilja Children of the night... by moonchild-ljilja Fairy dream... by moonchild-ljilja...
Third place :

Fairy Realm by FrozenStarART
Her works are magical ! All her photomanipulations are so well done, again we travel in other worlds :aww: :
A stroll in the woods by FrozenStarART Guardian of Legends by FrozenStarART Enchanted Music by FrozenStarART...

:clap: Congrat to all of you !!:winner:

see all entries : skye-luna.deviantart.com/favou…

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Thank you for the feature :blackrose: