Yule Lore

Also called: Yule, Jul, Saturnalia, Christmas, solar/secular New Year, Winster Solstice. Yule originates from the 12-day festival, celebrated by Germanic peoples, around the winter solstice in December and January.  Yule comes from the old Norse jól and Old English géohol, which was a season of hunting after the harvest was done. This fell in what we now call December, …

Yule Rituals

A Simple Solitary Yule Ritual By Scott Cunningham in “A Guide for the Solitary Practioner” Tools: The altar is adorned with evergreens such as pine, rosemary, bay, juniper and cedar, and the same can be laid to mark the Circle of Stones. Dried leaves can also be placed on the altar.  The cauldron, resting on …