Lammas/Lughnasadh Rites & Rituals

 Looking for rites and rituals for your Lammas or Lughnasadh celebration? Here's where you'll find ways to celebrate the harvest, honor the gods of the fields, and pay tribute to the Celtic god Lugh. 

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Decorate your Lammas altar with goodies from your garden and symbols of the season. Image &cpy; Patti Wigington; Licensed to About.com

August 1 is known as Lammas, or Lughnasadh (it's February 1, if you're in the Southern Hemisphere). This is a day to celebrate the beginnings of the harvest, when the grain and corn is gathered. It's also a time, in some traditions, of honoring Lugh, the Celtic craftsman god. Here are some ideas for dressing up your altar for your Lammas (Lughnasadh) celebration! Setting Up Your Lammas Altar More »

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Celebrate the harvesting of the grain at Lammas. Image by Cultura/Henry Arden/Riser/Getty Images

Lammas is the first of three harvest Sabbats, and celebrates the crops of late summer and early autumn. If you wish to honor the Harvest Mother aspect of the Goddess and celebrate the cycle of life and rebirth, hold this Lammas rite either with a group or as a solitary practitioner. Hold a Lammas Harvest Ritual More »

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Bread has been used as sacrifice in rituals in many cultures. Image by A Carmichael/Stone/Getty Images

Lammas is a time of celebrating the beginning of the harvest, a theme seen often in the sacrifice of the grain god. Make a sacrifice of your own this Lammas, with this bread ritual that marks the beginning of the harvest. Lammas Bread Sacrifice Ritual More »

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Lugh is the patron god of blacksmiths and artisans. Image by John Burke/Taxi/Getty Images

August 1 is known in many Pagan traditions as Lammas, and is a celebration of the early harvest. However, in some paths, it's a day to honor Lugh, the Celtic god of craftsmanship. Celebrate your own talents and skills on Lughnasadh by honoring Lugh with a rite that can be held for a group or a solitary practitioner. Ritual to Honor Lugh of the Many Skills More »

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The warrior archetype is one that resonates with many Pagans today. Image by Jeff Rotman/Image Bank/Getty

Want to get in touch with your inner warrior? This simple meditation allows you to focus on the deeds and words of past, present and future. Look at the journey you've taken so far to determine where you will go in the future. Lughnasadh Warrior Meditation Ritual More »