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Yule. In ancient Scandinavia, this festival lasted 12 days (and nights). The first night of Yule (the night before the Solstice) was called the "mother's night". That night the Nordic Pagans used to sit and wait for the birth of the Sun God, Balder, born of the goddess Frigg and fathered by Odin. With the winter solstice, the goddess turned wheel of the year to give you a new point of departure.

This is the graphic on our main page. I believe I love it more than any image I have ever used. It gives you the true sense of Yule. It includes everything our Religion embraces, the circle, the pentagram, the candles and also includes the holiday flower, Poinsettia. This is the first graphic that has actually spoke to me. I knew then I had to have it for the group.