Pagan calendar


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Pagan Calendar - Heathen Calendar

Mōdraniht

Summary

Mōdraniht

Calendar

Heathen

Date

Dec 31 Every year

Description

Mōdraniht (Old English "Night of the Mothers" or "Mothers-night") was an event held at New Years Day by the heathen Angles where a sacrifice was made. The event is attested by the medieval English historian Bede in his 8th century Latin work De temporum ratione. Scholars have proposed connections between the Anglo-Saxon Mōdraniht and celebrations involving the dísir, the idisi, and the Matres and Matrones practiced by other Germanic peoples.

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C5%8Ddraniht


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