Podcast 76 – Spring Symbols
Today we’re tackling a hodgepodge of springtime symbols, including rabbits, eggs, maypoles, and flowers. We’ll discuss some of the myths and folklore surrounding these icons of spring, as well as some of the spells and magic that use these elements.
Download: New World Witchery – Episode 76
We draw upon several sources for this episode, including some of our own blog posts:
A nice skeptical analysis of the Easter/Eostre fakelore can be found here.
An excellent source on the limpia egg cleansing is the Curious Curandera’s site.
Big thanks again to Atticus Hob, who recently announced that his show is indefinitely off the air, but who did a marvelous job as our co-host last month. Check out his Orphan’s Almanac site for updates.
Also, check out the Spring Lore 2015 contest, and win one of three great prizes!
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