Pagan calendar


Current Date: Feb 24 2017 19:35:48 GMT (DST not in effect)
Heathen Date: Frigga`s day, Horning 24, 2267 RE
Pagan Calendar - Heathen Calendar

Distaff Day

Summary

Distaff Day

Calendar

Heathen

Date

Jan 12 Every year

Description

January 12 known as St. Distaff`s day today, it was actually a pagan holiday honoring Frigga - a goddess of the household. Frigg/Frigga is a Norse goddess but many sources intermingle her with another sect of English early religions. It is another holiday which the church took and adulterated into one of their own to move the pagans away from their religion and towards the church. Typically, this was the day when the women would return to the household work, primarily of weaving the spun yarn, once the cleaning of the house after Yule was complete. A distaff is a spinning tool used to make yarn which is then used to weave into cloth on a loom.

References

http://www.asatru.org/holidays.php


Back to Main Page