Yule and Winter Solstice

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The early history of the term Yule in relation to the Winter Solstice, Christmas and the New Year. Contemporary Pagan and Wiccan celebrations of the Sabbath, part of the Wheel of the Year systematized by Wicca.


Hutton’s The Stations of the Sun https://amzn.to/3uZIocs

Bede’s The Reckoning of Time https://amzn.to/3G0GRcp

Tille’s Yule and Christmas https://amzn.to/3I2h1qb

The Oxford Handbook of Christmas https://amzn.to/3j5Siqd


Gifford, D. 2020. The Winter Solstice and other Celebrations of the Season In: T. Larsen, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Christmas. Oxford University Press, pp.239–251.

Giudice, C. and Bogdan, H. 2012. Introduction: Paganism, Initiation and Ritual. Pomegranate. 14(2), pp.181–183.

Hutton, R. 2001. The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain [ebook] [Online]. Oxford University Press. [Accessed 11 August 2020]. Available from: https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.001.0001/acprof-9780198205708.

Tille, A. 1899. Yule and Christmas: Their Place in the Germanic Year. Glasgow: Glasgow University Press.

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Published on December 18, 2022