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Yule / Winter Solstice December 20th / 21st

This challenge closed almost 8 years ago.

The Challenge

Well the happy season is soon upon us so it brings on another challenge
I want to see what you think about Yule,Christmas,what picture or artwork shows this time of year to its best be it santa,snowscene,tree,anything that you think straight away its that time of year again fairylights etcetc you have 3 weeks to enter its the last challenge this year so lets make it the best

Judging / Voting Criteria

vote for the best picture or artwork you think wraps this up in one at a instance Artwork must be in the group or they will be rejected

Rewards & Prizes

featured member ,featured artwork,pat on the back,

Additional Information

According to legend, the snowflake was formed from the tears that Demeter cried after Persephone’s descent into the Underworld. The microscopic flakes have six sides, and since six is the numerological digit associated with affection, the snowflake was used by Pagans as a winter symbol of love
Christmas Trees and Plants
The tree was an important symbol to every Pagan culture. The oak in particular was venerated by the Druids. Evergreens, which in ancient Rome were thought to have special powers and were used for decoration, symbolized the promised return of life in the spring and came to symbolize eternal life for Christians. The Vikings hung fir and ash trees with war trophies for good luck.
Holly, ivy, and mistletoe were all important plants to the Druids. It was believed that good spirits lived in the branches of holly. Christians believed that the berries had been white before they were turned red by Christ’s blood when he was made to wear the crown of thorns. Ivy was associated with the Roman god Bacchus and was not allowed by the Church as decoration until later in the middle ages, when a superstition that it could help recognize witches and protect against plague arose.

Cover Image: yule by leunig

Completed

The Top Ten

First Snowman by leunig

First Snowman by leunig was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 6 votes.

  • December, 31.  by Kseniya Beliaeva
  • Stonehenge in the winter of 47. by Joe Trodden
  • Mayor Lindsay's Snow Storm by Rick Gold
  • Frosty Willow Tree by Nicky  McQueen
  • Winter Howl by Claire Watson
  • Three Wolves Toasting Moon by SeaSerpent
  • Tulugaq (Winter Raven) by Lynnette Shelley
  • A  Pagan Christmas by LoneAngel
  • Christmas calls by meowiyer

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