Blot Monad, snow Moon, is the announcer of the first cold November lunation...



blot monad
blot monad

In ancient tradition

Blot Monad, in Anglo-Saxon tradition represents the full moon of the month of November and gives its name to the month. The root of the name “Blot derives from the Germanic sacrificial rituals, and characterizes the month of November as month sacrifices (Similarly the Celts celebrated the first month of November with the feast of Samhain).
The goal of the blot was strengthen the power of the spirits and gods, (root of the verb Blota strengthen) and probably also the link between men and gods, and the offering ritual happened through the supply of blood (usually through the sacrifice of the horse, typical of indo-European peoples), and some sources suggest that the root of “Blood” (blood) and “Bless” (gift) can derive precisely from the adjective Blot.


One famous example of typical of the winter months is the Disablot blot, ritual sacrifice offered to the disir: deity or spirits of feminine nature, and purpose of the sacrifice was to ensure fruitful harvests. Despite the advent of Christianity in Northern European traditions seem to be supprovissuta to the custom of the Disablot up to the present day.
«In Svithjod was the ancient custom, until survived the
Paganism, that great sacrifice had lujogo in
GoE to Uppsala. This sacrifice was made to ensure the
peace, and for the victory of the King; and there came people from
each point of Svithjod. Also all Thing of all
Swedes were held here, and markets, and meetings for
the purchases, which continued for a week: and after
Christianity was introduced into Svithjod, Thing and fairs
continued to be celebrated.»

In modern times: the snow Moon

Germanic Neopagan groups moderated by era (Celtic Wicca source) celebrate their novmbre like the Moon, snow Moon that he would announce the arrival of the first cold or snow, likewise the farmer’s Almanac secdondo myths of ancient American Indian appointed the Moon of November as “frozen moon” (Moon of frost) or “Beaver Moon” (Moon of Katoro), precisely because at this time the Beavers would increase their activities to prepare for the arrival of the winter cold .

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