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Crescent Moon made entirely of butterfly wings, bugs & roses

There is a little Persephone in all of us ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŒฟ There is no light without darkness ๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŒ‘โญ๏ธ Mabon Lore

Autumn Equinox, around September 21, is the time of the descent of the Goddess into the Underworld.

With her departure, we see the
decline of nature and the coming of winter.

This is a classic, ancient myth, seen in the Sumerian story of Inanna and in the ancient Greek and Roman legends of Demeter and
Persephone.

In September, we also bid farewell to the Harvest Lord who was slain at Lammas...the Green Man, seen as the cycle of nature in the plant kingdom.

He is harvested and his
seeds are planted into the Earth so that life may continue and be more abundant.

Mabon ("Great Son") is a Welsh god. He was a great hunter with a swift horse and a wonderful hound.
Mabon was stolen from his mother, Modron (Great Mother),when he was three nights old, but was eventually rescued by King Arthur (other legends say he was rescued by the Blackbird, the Stag, the Owl, the Eagle)

All along, however, Mabon has
been dwelling, a happy captive, in Modron's magical Otherworld Madron's womb.

Only in this way can he be reborn.
Mabon's light has been drawn into the Earth, gathering strength and wisdom enough to become a new seed. In this sense, Mabon is the masculine counterpart
of Persephone

From the moment of the September Equinox, the Sun's strength diminishes, until the moment of... โ„๏ธWinter Solsticeโ„๏ธin December, when the Sun grows stronger and the days once again become longer than the nights.

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