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.