Celebrate the rebirth of the Sun Goddess on the solstice

Inis Ull Apple Isle Grove invites you to join us for our Yule Celebration: Rebirth of the Sun Goddess.

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We often celebrate the rebirth of the Sun God on the solstice, but there are many traditions where the Sun is feminine and the Moon is masculine.  In one of the old Norse  mythologies (mentioned in the Prose Edda and Poetic Edda) the Sun Goddess Sol or Sunna, who is also called Alfrodull, gives birth to a daughter right before she is eaten by the wolf Fennir or Skoll.  Her daughter, the new Son Goddess rides forth on the path of her mother.

Though this story describes the end times, or Ragnarok, it also may pertain to the winter solstice, the darkest day of the year.  In many northern places, the sun looks like it’s been swallowed by the night, since it does not rise on the winter solstice. But soon a new sun appears, and gives us hope again for new beginnings and the future.
Meet at Ripley Greer studio in Midtown, 520 8th Ave b/36th and 37th in Room 16P 4pm.   Bring an ID for the lobby security and leave some time because midtown may be crowded with holiday shoppers and the elevators at Ripley Greer can also be crowded.
Also, if you like,  bring offerings for the gods, ancestors and spirits.
Also, as part of our community service, we are accepting donations of non perishable food items to collect for City Harvest.  Here is the website for criteria for donation of food, but please remember that we are only collecting Non-perishable, like can food and cereal and such.  https://www.cityharvest.org/donate-food

City Harvest – Rescuing Food for New York’s Hungry
City Harvest rescues food from all segments of the food industry including restaurants, wholesalers, green markets, bakeries, caterers, hospitals and corporate cafeterias, as well as canned food drives.
cityharvest.org

 

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