The Wheel usually begins with Samhain and the death of the God. It follows with rebirth of the God. He grows in power with it culminating at Litha, the Summer Solstice. Then his power wanes as the darkness of winter grows.
Both the Celts and Anglo-Saxon/Norse have influenced this wheel. Agricultural rites from both ancient cultures are celebrated.
WIDDERSHINS -- To move counterclockwise. Also called withershins. Many practitioners do not use this since it is against the sun's direction, but there are some that use it as banishment and destructive use like releasing a circle.
A Symbol for Water
The cauldron and cup are associated with this element along with the color blue.
His favorite peeps were berserkers and outlaws (for whatever reason) and held favor for a few amazing warriors.
What is more interesting is that in some texts it is said he was a practitioner of seidr, which is a shamanistic practice that rewove destiny. It was considered a woman's magic and for a man to practice seidr, he was considered unmanly and was looked down upon. So . . . yeah, interesting contradictions.
The Roman god, Mercury, or Greek Hermes, is also the name for this day. Dies Mercurii is the root word for the Spanish miércoles. As god of commerce, messages, luck, thieves, boundaries, roads, travelers, and eloquence, he had his work cut out for him. What's even more cool is that he also guided departed souls to the underworld. He was one of the few that could come and go as he pleased.
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