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Beltane Countdown: The May Queen

By April 9, 2014

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The May Queen is a symbol of the earth at springtime
The May Queen is a symbol of the
earth at springtime
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In some NeoPagan traditions, the focus of Beltane is on the battle between the May Queen and the Queen of Winter. The May Queen is Flora, the goddess of the flowers, and the young blushing bride, and the princess of the Fae. She is Lady Marian in the Robin Hood tales, and Guinevere in the Arthurian cycle. She is the embodiment of the Maiden, of mother earth in all of her fertile glory. The May Queen vs. the Queen of Winter

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April 9, 2014 at 8:37 am
(1) Bob Knows says:

Its a fertility cult and has been for a million years. The May Queen and Beltane is about breeding. Its about creating children by joining men with fertile young women.

April 10, 2014 at 1:24 am
(2) Jessabelle says:

What on Earth are you talking about Bob? What is a fertility cult? NeoPaganism? Paganism in general? The Sabbat celebrating Beltane? Where are you getting your information?

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