May Fair Babies

  It is said that in the Old Times, men and women would dance the May Pole on Beltane and party all night with abandon. They were free with their love, and babies that were conceived during Beltane trysts were considered sacred. Conceived on Beltane, born on Oimelc/Brigid. They were given special last names, like May, and considered holy children of the village; the Goddess’ love made flesh.

  Remember this the next time you think to jump a Beltane bonfire. (Jack be quick.) Especially at Many Hands House. We follow the Old Ways here.

Author: thewitchmama

Melanie Elizabeth Hexen is a midwife, regionally famous bellydancer, homeschooling mother and matriarch of the Many Hands House. She has been a witch for 25 years, and her belief system is currently based on the writings of Terry Pratchett and the teachings of Steven Posch. With her coven, the Prärie Hexen, she is creating the Hexen Tradition of Witchcraft.

3 thoughts on “May Fair Babies”

  1. I love how you say 'many hands house', and wonder if the statement came in a similar way to you as it did to me…… We have people all the time when looking at our tribe say “You must have your hands full!”, and I've taken to saying “Nah, just lots of hands..”. Does it depress you a bit that many people assume your big family is a burden??


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