“They kindle pine-branches to light him on his downward path to hell; and when he is returning to the upper world, after the Winter solstice, they burn the Yule-log, and hang lights on the fir-trees to illuminate his upward path.” — Lady Wilde
Quote: Wilde, Lady Jane (1919), Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms & Superstitions of Ireland (London: Chatto & Windus). Available HERE.
Image: O’Neill, Daniel (~1964), Glendalough, Ireland, in Winter (Coventry: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum). Available HERE.
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