Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Day: 24 December 2019

  • “Night of the Mothers”

    “Night of the Mothers”

    Ah, Christmas Eve. If you were a pre-Christian Anglo-Saxon pagan you would be celebrating “Mōdraniht” tonight or the “Night of the Mothers“. We know this because the venerable Bede wrote it down in the 8th-century. However, he went no further into the traditions and customs but it is speculated that a sacrifice could have been […]