Lugh, Lughnasadh, Harvest and Cycle of the Year
Triangular stones, called Lugh stones,
Sometimes in a chamber you will find.
Brilliant white and lustrous
None knows the reason or the mind
that placed such stones in ancient mounds
but this we can be sure,
Lugh of the Long Arm, Master of all Crafts,
Once stood beside the door.
His long right arm extended
Carried in his hand a grain of corn,
and over his elbow is draped
a skin, that he used to adorn
his virile manly form.
Strong and full of wisdom,
A shining God of Light,
Lugh, please bless our harvest
As we greet the longer night;
Summer's sun and summer's heat,
shall sadly leave us now,
and with an age-long farewell cheer,
We move into the darkest phase
Of the cycle of the year.
Page last updated: 16th Jun 2014