Happy Beltane Eve everyone!

Tomorrow is May 1st, or Beltane in the old Celtic calendar. So I thought I'd post this, as it's fun to guess how to pronounce it.

Am Beannachadh Bealltain (The Beltane Blessing)

Beannaich, a Thrianailt fhioir nach gann, 
Mi fein, mo cheile agus mo chlann, 
Mo chlann mhaoth's am mathair chaomh 'n an ceann, 
Air chlar chubhr nan raon, air airidh chaon nam beann,
Air chlar chubhr nan raon, air airidh chaon nam beam. 

Gach ni na m' fhardaich, no ta 'na m' shealbh,
Gach buar is barr, gach tan is tealbh, 
Bho Oidhche Shamhna chon Oidhche Bheallt, 
Piseach maith, agus beannachd mallt, 
Bho mhuir, gu muir, agus bun gach allt,
Bho thonn gu tonn, agus bonn gach steallt. 

Bless, O Threefold true and bountiful,

Myself, my spouse and my children,

My tender children and their beloved mother at their head,

On the fragrant plain, at the gay mountain sheiling,

On the fragrant plain, at the gay mountain sheiling.


Everything within my dwelling or in my possession,

All kine and crops, all flocks and corn,

From Samhain Eve to Beltane Eve,

With goodly progress and gentle blessing,

From sea to sea, and every river mouth,

From wave to wave, and base of waterfall.

Anyone got a fire I can jump over?


“Anyone got a fire I can jump over?” just made my Oidhche Bheallt.


Are roasted nuts a Beltane tradition?


mrincredible said:

Are roasted nuts a Beltane tradition?

 Depends on the size o' ya fire.


Or, ride a white swan.


I have to say that when scrolling by this quickly I keep reading it as "Harry Belafonte everyone!"


A beautiful prayer, with the beautiful world in it.




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