A Midsummer Meal for Mithras

Midsummer celebrations vary a great deal. In the Sakha Republic, they tie a horse to a pole and dance around it, or bet on reindeer races. In Portugal, you can hit your neighbour on the head with a plastic hammer, which amusing habit I think should be much more widely practised generally. In Norway children…

The Golden Lamb AKA The Sweetest Sacrifice

This Easter holiday when making your ritual offering to the gods of Spring, why not create a golden lamb in effigy, and eat it? I’m sure the deities involved would be pleased with this sweet sacrifice.  Eating a lamb cake is perfectly in line with the traditional method of distributing edible portions of sacrificial animals…