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Beltane Festival

Discussion in 'UO Pacific' started by Luna Rossa, May 1, 2009.

  1. Luna Rossa

    Luna Rossa Guest

    Host: Valthunaer, King of the Pagans
    Date: May 1st, 2009
    Time: 7pm PT
    Location: Pagan Temple Guild Hall

    Beltaine / Beltane (anglicized spelling) Festival: May 1st
    Let us all gather for the annual Beltaine festival / honorary celebration, that both marks the traditional beginning of “summer” and a celebration in honor of the Celtic sun god Belenus. Belenus (aka Bel / Beli to the Welsh, Bile to the Irish and Belenus to the Gauls / Celts), is a Celtic sun god, associated with prophecy, summer and agriculture, he appears in various forms across the Celtic World.

    Aspects of the traditional festival / celebration:
    It is customary to light bonfires called the “fires of Bel” all across the countryside; these symbolize the rays of the sun and the promise of summer fruitfulness.

    Legends say that even today, though they are very few in number and withdrawn fully into the “other world”, even the “fairies” (once gods themselves) venture forth from their hollowed hills to celebrate “Beltaine”.

    In-Game RP events:
    On Friday May 1st in Ultima Online (Pacific Shard): Start 7pm CT;
    A Beltaine festival will be held at the “PAGAN Temple (Guild Hall)” consisting of a blessing ceremony, the lighting of “bonfires” across the lands and a “hunt”.
  2. Velvathos

    Velvathos Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    May 13, 2008
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    Oh, wow! I will try to make it so I can do a report on it. If you PM me this info, I will post it as news also.. To help get it out more.

    May I ask where the the Pagan Hall is at?
  3. Luna Rossa

    Luna Rossa Guest

    The Pagan Temple is located in the Malas. It is slightly southwest of Hanses Hostel at the location of 14o 15'N, 29o 10'W.

    Gates will also be provided from New Haven bank from 6:30 pm PT to 6:45 pm PT.
  4. Ooguk [Cove]

    Ooguk [Cove] Guest

    Are Orcs Welcome?
  5. Luna Rossa

    Luna Rossa Guest