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For this hop, our wrangler, Christiana Gaudet, invited us to look at myth as it connects to the cards. What I'd like to offer is a look at the card that I chose to represent this spoke on the Wheel of the Year in the Celtic Lenormand, and the myths that might be associated with it.
In traditional decks, this card would be the Garden. While there is much evidence of the Celts being involved in agriculture, there is little evidence of them having gardens. And those they did have were more of the kitchen-garden variety. Whereas the Lenormand garden was originally based on the Parisian (or generally city) practice of going for a walk or ride in the local gardens to see and be seen. It is connected with socialising, events, and hospitality, as well as our public persona.
To represent that idea, I decided to rename the card Meadow, and show a space prepared for the gathering of a village or tribe to celebrate the Mabon harvest, focused more on fruits than on wheat, though that is present, too. Of course, one myth we see here is that of celebrating Mabon.
myths associated with Mabon refer to Beltaine as the time of his birth and to the Winter Solstice as the time of his rescue from imprisonment by King Arthur's knights.
The naming of the second harvest for Mabon is probably a later pagan association, connecting with the idea of the cyclical battle between the Summer and Winter Gods. The young Son/God defeats the old to win a wife and continue the cycle of life, bringing fruitfulness to the earth. The time when Mabon is imprisoned could be associated with the harvest and the storing up of those fruits over the winter.
Now, for more myths and cards, please hop on over to Pure Blessed Tarot.