BlotMonad,snowMoon,is theannouncerof the firstcoldNovemberlunation...
In ancient tradition
BlotMonad,inAnglo-Saxon traditionrepresentsthe full moon of the month ofNovemberand givesits name to themonth.The root of the name “Blot“derives from theGermanicsacrificialrituals,andcharacterizesthe month of Novemberas monthsacrifices(Similarlythe Celtscelebratedthe first month ofNovemberwith the feastof Samhain).
The goal of the blot was strengthen the power of the spirits and gods, (root of the verb Blota strengthen) and probably also the link between men and gods, and the offering ritual happened through the supply of blood (usually through the sacrifice of the horse, typical of indo-European peoples), and some sources suggest that the root of “Blood” (blood) and “Bless” (gift) can derive precisely from the adjective Blot.
One famous exampleoftypicalof the winter monthsis theDisablotblot, ritualsacrificeoffered to thedisir:deity orspirits offemininenature,and purposeof the sacrificewas to ensurefruitfulharvests.Despite the adventof Christianityin Northern Europeantraditionsseemto besupprovissutato the custom of the Disablotup to the present day.
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Germanic Neopagan groups moderated by era (Celtic Wicca source) celebrate their novmbre like the Moon, snow Moon that he would announce the arrival of the first cold or snow, likewise the farmer’s Almanac secdondo myths of ancient American Indian appointed the Moon of November as “frozen moon” (Moon of frost) or “Beaver Moon” (Moon of Katoro), precisely because at this time the Beavers would increase their activities to prepare for the arrival of the winter cold .
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