Saturday, February 2, 2013

Groundhog vs Snake

First, some info on the origin of Groundhog Day:

The very first animal weather prognosticator was a serpent, 
as this old Scottish Gaelic proverb states:

"The serpent will come from the hole
On the brown Day of Bride,
Though there should be three feet of snow
On the flat surface of the ground."

The Scottish tradition was pounding the ground with a stick until the snake emerged.
The snake's behavior gave them a good idea of how much frost was left in the season.

February 2 was considered the day when Spring's seeds first started to stir underground.
The ancient Pagan Celtic Festival of St. Brighid 
(now Groundhog Day and still observed on February 2) evolved from Candlemas,
which evolved from the old Pagan nature religion cross-quarter holiday of Imbolc.

So, I say we give the snake a chance to reclaim it's day,
by letting it duke it out with the ground-HOG!

Ready. Set. Fight!

And the snake wins!

Happy Groundhog Snake Day!

Another horrorday is on the way, Vampire's Day!
Stay tuned for a sign up post for the Soiree soon.

Also, the book photo video will be posted Monday.
Sorry for the delay. Things have been bussssy!

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