Secrets of the women

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Secrets of the women

Post by Comyn » Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:56 am

Graham Webster, in his book The British Celts and their gods under Rome, states that Imbolc or Oimelg [was] celebrated on the 1st February. It was based on the old pastoral lambing season and therefore had powerful fertility associations. Little is known about it, presumably as it was mainly practised by the women and carried out in secret, away from profane male eyes.

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