Litha ~ December 22nd

Litha (or Midsummer) takes place at the summer solstice, around June 21st or 22nd, on the longest day of the year. The sun is at its strongest, and the earth will soon be ripe for harvest. The strength of the God is at its peak for the year. The Goddess is pregnant with the God-child she will bear at Yule, and her abundance is reflected in nature.

 

Activities and Rituals:

Incense: unknown at this point
Tools: unknown at this point

Stones/Gems: Emerald, Lapis Lazuli, Yigerís Eye, Diamond, Jade
Colors
: Green, Gold, Blue, Tan
Symbols & Decorations: Sun, Fire, Balefire, Faeries, Mistletoe, Oak trees
Foods: Summer greens, Summer fruit, Summer Vegetables, Squash

Drinks: Apple cider, Mead, Ale, Wines, Teas such as Angelica, Catnip, Indian Hyppo, Sage and Valerian
Deities :

Gods: Father Gods, Sun Gods, Puck, Pan

Goddesses: Mother Goddesses, pregnant Goddesses, Sun Goddesses

Herbs and Flowers: Oak, Mistletoe, St. Johnís Wort, Vervain, Lavender, Frankincense, Rose, Fern, Sunflower, Summer Flowers

Animals: Birds, such as Robin, Wren, Horses, Cattle

Mythical: Faeries, Satyrs, Nymphs, Sprites, Dragon, Firebird, Thunderbird, Manticore

Work: unknown at this point