Celebrations: Mabon

The holiday of the autumnal equinox, Harvest Home, Mabon, the Feast of the Ingathering, Meán Fómhair or Alban Elfed (in Neo-Druid traditions), is a Pagan ritual of thanksgiving for the fruits of the earth and a recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of the Goddess and the God during the coming winter months. The name Mabon was coined by Aidan Kelly around 1970 as a reference to Mabon ap Modron, a character from Welsh mythology. Among the sabbats, it is the second of the three Pagan harvest festivals, preceded by Lammas / Lughnasadh and followed by Samhain. Mabon is also known as the “Witches’ Thanksgiving”.


Animal: Dog, Goose (wild), Hawk, Swallow, Swan, Wolf

Celebrations: Mabon, Fall Equinox

Colors: Blue, Brown, Gold, Green, Maroon, Orange, Red, Violet, Yellow

Days: September 21 or 22 

Elements: Water

Goddesses: Epona, Inanna, Ishtar, Kore, Modron, the Morrigan, Persephone

Gods: Bacchus, Dionysus, Dumuzi, the Green Man, Hermes, Mabon, Thoth

Minerals: Amethyst, Topaz (yellow)

Ogham: Eadha

Planets: Sun, Venus

Plants: Aster, Blackberry/Bramble, Chrysanthemum, Grain, Grape, Ivy, Marigold, Sage, Thistle

Seasons: Autumn

Trees: Aspen, Cedar, Hazel, Locust, Maple, Myrtle, Oak

Zodiac: Libra

Issues, Intentions, & Powers: Accomplishment, Agriculture, Balance, Goals, Gratitude, Grounding, Harvest

Activities to celebrate Mabon:

– Watch the sun rise and set

– Go to an orchard and pick apples

– Make applesauce or applebutter

– Give offerings of thank to ancestors

– Harvest fruits and vegetables

– Make a harvest wreath

– Make berry jam

– Bake apple mabon bread

– Restore the balance of home and self

– Dip colorful leaves in paraffin and adorn your altar

– Make a corn dolly

– Hold a thanksgiving gathering for friends and family

– Alfrún

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