Saturday, 1 May 2010

Happy May Day!

Happy May Day, Beltane, Calan Mai, or Walpurgisnacht.

Quoting Tennyson, "In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love... I have but an angry fancy; what is that which I should do?"

Dye your beard green.

Enjoy dancing around a giant phallus!

From Austin V. Whittall's "Orgies: a brief history" --

Beltane, as a custom survived in various parts of Europe, such as France, Germany and England. It included setting up a village May-pole. It involved dancing and great sexual frolics around this gigantic phallic symbol which represented gods phallus in Mother Earth. After dancing around the Maypole celebrants would retire to the open fields where they would have sex with anyone and everyone in the plowed fields in order to insure the fertility of the land and prosperous yield of crops.

Phwoar! Sometimes the old ways really are best.

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