Crabapple & Rosemary Hand Pies: Ancestral Offerings for Mabon – Gather Victoria

Good Witches Homestead

Mabon is the modern pagan name for the old Anglo-Celtic harvest festivals usually occurring on or roundabout the Autumn Equinox. And while we’re not sure what it was originally called, it marks the time of some of the oldest harvest celebrations in Europe. And there can be no perfect food for celebrating the official arrival of fall. Associated with harvest festivals since time immemorial, apples were an important food that could be stored and dried for making it through the lean winter months. But they also served an important ritual function.

In Celtic legends, there is an Isles of Apples or Avalon ( a word meaning apple) where youth was eternal. Apples growing here satisfied all hunger and healed all ills. In Norse mythology, the Goddess Iðunn (the rejuvenating one) is the keeper of a box the apples which the gods, when they feel old age approaching, have only to…

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