Beltane or Beltaine is the Gaelic name for the festival that rightly begins on April the 30th or Beltanes eve and continues on first day of May, May Day.
Marking the beginning of the summer season the lighting of two great bonfires on Beltaine's eve.
Because this is one of the magical times when the veil between worlds is at its thinnest, the Faerie and Elven people cross between realms and The Faerie Queen travels about on this night, if you gaze too long on her enchanted beauty she may whisk you away to live in her Other realms for an eternity.
The Faerie Queen also represents the May Queen, although in practice the honor is usually carried out by young women who are soon to be married.
The May Queen's role in the Beltane proceedings, along with her May King, mythically a Jack in The Green, the Green Man or Horned God, is to take part in the Great Rite and so open the way for the Summer.
This is the Sacred Marriage of the God and Goddess, often reenacted by a symbolic union during which the Athame (magical knife symbolizing male energy) is placed into the Chalice (Sacred Cup symbolizing female energy).
Most Druids' only magic 'tool' was their voice and their words...
The Rosc that such Druid's wrote is a rhetorical, magical, chant, these are poems that can invoke or topple the Gods and conjure whole nations from thin air.
Taliesin is probably the most famous of the Cynfeirdd, the early Bards.
His name has been interpreted as 'radiant brow' possibly referring to his blonde hair, but equally possibly representing the radiance of his gift of poetry, his awen
Ganna Bandruich, the Female Druid;
the existence of female Druids is confirmed by the written sources from the Greek and Roman who were fascinated by the role of women in Celtic society.
Original Druidic Blessing inspired by ancient Druidic verse and written by Celestial Elf
( celestialelfdanceoflife.blogspot.com/2011/03/beltane-blessing-beannach... )
Very Grateful thanks to The Dolmen for allowing me permission to use Music composed by The Dolmen, from the album "Elf King'' ( thedolmen.com/ )
Taliesin The Druid, Celestial Elf,
Ganna Bandruich, the female Druidess, Sienna Panthar,
Mother Goddess/Old Crone, Daryion Reinard
Faerie Queen, May Queen, Sienna Panthar,
Faerie Queen's attendant, Murriadoc Alter & Blue Faerie, Free Sky Republic,
The Green Man, FreeSky Republic, Avatar kindly provided by Marcus Parrott
Dancing Faerie Ladies;
Green Faerie Sabra Valeska, Blue Faerie Minxy Kimono,
As Pagan Maidens and Men;
Murriadoc Alter, Zorgz Sabra, Kizer Fallen, Cisko Vanderverre, Hypatia Pickens, Polama Parta, Katya Kiopak
Anam Turas, Gaia Rising co Enchantress Sao,
Eternity Handfasting Circle at Ki, Kismet co Cierra Anatine,
Tir NA nOg, at Mystica, co FreeSky Republic.
Thanks to Laufey Markenstein of Trident for providing the BonFires, Druids Belt, Pomegranate Tree, Apple Barrels, Bosk and Kerr,
Also for allowing use;
Beltane Maypole co Joyous Destiny
Angel Athame co Lazrith Fardel,
Ceremonial Goblet co Kami Singh of The Coven.
Filmed on SecondLife via Snowglobe 1.4.2.
Made using Frapps, Serif MoviePlus X3 on Windows XP.
Casting Coordinator Sienna Panthar,
Conceived, Directed and Produced by Celestial Elf 2011.
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