Your shopping cart is empty!
Thursday 20th April 2023 6-7:30pm
In this workshop we will make an incense with herbs and resins for burning on a charcoal disc at Beltane and roll beeswax candles. Beltane is a Celtic word, meaning “the fires of Bel.” Bel, likely referred to the Celtic sun god, Belenus. The Celts used to light two bonfires because they believed it would purify themselves, as well as increase their fertility. The flames, smoke and ashes were deemed sacred. Both people and cattle would walk around the bonfire or between two bonfires, sometimes even jumping over flames, to gain protection, health and wealth. Household fires would be put out and then re-lit using flames from the central bonfire.