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Symbols of Midsummer

Midsummers main symbol is the fire, in particular the great fire up in the sky which is the sun. Bonfires can be found at the Midsummer festivals as a tribute to the Sun, and as a contribution by people for the energies from their own fires to keep the Sun's fire burning longer. There were wheels that represented the Sun that were traditionally sent flaming downhil during the solstice, showing the decline of the Suns rays in the months that follow. It was though that if the wheel kept burning all the way to the bottom, then there would be a abundant harvest, but if the flames went out, then the crops would fail. There were five plants thought of to have magical properties on this night, and they are rue, roses, St Johns wort, vervain, and trefold. The herbs and flowers for Midsummer are carnations, chamomile, cinquefoil, daisy, elder, fennel, ivy, larkspur, lavender, lily, male fern, mugwort, oak, pine, rose, St Johns wort, wild thyme, wisteria, verbena, and yarrow. The colors that are associated with the Midsummer sabbat are gold, yellow, green, blue, and tan.

Some of the food use for celebration of the Midsummer sabbat are mead, ice cream, summer fruits, flaming foods, yellow squash, zucchini, ale, and orange , and yellow foods.

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