No other lunar spectacle is as awesome as the Harvest Moon.
"The tale of Mabon of Modron, the Welsh God, (the "great son of the great mother"), also known as the Son of Light, the Young Son, or Divine Youth, is celebrated.
The three days preceding and following the equinox are called "higan," or the "Other side of the River of Death.
- Folklore The definition of a Harvest Moon is: the full moon closest to the fall equinox.
Through the wisdom of the living animals -- the Stag, Blackbird, Owl, Eagle and Salmon -- Mabon is freed from his mysterious captivity.
The Equinox is also the birth of Mabon, from his mother Modron, the Guardian of the Outerworld, the Healer, the Protector, the Earth.
Mabon was taken after he is a mere three nights old (some variations of the legend say he is taken after three years).
September has had 29 days, and 31 days; but, since the time of the emperor Augustus, it has had only 30 days.The Autmn Equinox is September 22 Baby Safety Month Better Breakfast Month Blueberry Popsicle Month Chicken Month Classical Music Month Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month National Hispanic Heritage Month Honey Month Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month Mushroom Month National Ovarian Cancer Month National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Papaya Month National Piano Month Potato Month Rice Month Self Improvement Month Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month To many ancient people, the waning of the light signaled death.