21 July, 2010
Lughnassad marks the beginning of the fall harvest or the day when the first grain is cut. This Sabbat gets is name from the Celtic God Lugh, who is both king of the Gods and is associated with the Sun, magick, art, strength, courage and music.
As fall approaches, the God begins to lose his strength. However, the Goddess is already carrying the God and he will be born again at Yule. Even though the sun is dwindling, we celebrate the plentiful harvest that arrives with this time of year. Lughnassad is the bread festival. Decorate your altar with grains and fruits and vegetables of the harvest. Bake homemade bread with your seeds you planted at Ostara. Your intentions grew within those seeds and now you can put them within you and make them possible. Now those intentions can grow within you.
Lammas Bread Recipe
This is a link to a wonderful Lammas bread recipe. Some of the others that I've tried are too doughy and don't taste as good. However, it does take four days to make. So, if you want a project, this is the recipe for you.
If not, try this one. It's much easier and uses pre-made ingredients. I don't like to use it because I like using things I've grown. I might have to use it this year because I have no grains in my garden.