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The Holly King. by Margaret Ellis - The Holly King reigns from the Summer Solstice to the Winter Solstice On the longest night of the year December

Yule Holly King

the Yule Holly King

"THE HOLLY KING" By Shona M. MacDonald

°The Holly King by Shona McDonald

Holly King / Father Christmas - Photography by Renee Keith

Holly King / Yule Father - Photography by Renee Keith

Like the Holly King, Santa Claus is ‘all knowing’ through knowledge of who’s been good and bad, with powers of omnipresence and ability to traverse the planet in one night. He has eight reindeer with horns on their heads (aka ‘stags’, drawing similarity to the stag god Nimrod again).

The willow lantern trail is all about the big battle of the Oak King and the Holly King, which determined the changing of the seasons.

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Prior to the circa or so, Santa Claus was Father Christmas, or the Spirit of Christmas, and wore green, not red as a resplendent and powerful force of nature. You will see the real Old Father Christmas in any good version of Dicken's A Christmas Carol.

In modern Paganism, one of the most popular legends is that of the Oak and Holly Kings. These two archetypes battle as the Wheel of the Year turns, and twice a year, one must relinquish his crown.

The Legend of the Holly King and the Oak King

Winter Solstice // Yule // Christmas - Yule Customs, Traditions and Folklore: The Holly King and the Oak King

Best Christmas Wishes

Best Christmas Wishes, Christmas postcard.

Moongazing Hare , is a handprinted etching in pale grey /blue with a russet hare in the foreground , it is printed on 200ib Bockingford paper

Moongazing Hare , is a handprinted etching in pale grey /blue with a russet hare in the foreground , it is printed on Bockingford paper

The Holly King by Ann Stokes

Love this image. When I tell people that Santa is an incarnation of the Greenman, they get a little confused. But here he is, Father Christmas, the Holly King, the Greenman.

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