Mabon

(Aka Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist; the Autumnal Equinox, the Celebration of the Autumnal Equinox, Mean Foghamhar, and Harvest Home)

This page was created by Marc Carlson
It was last edited 9 June 2004


End of Summer and the Beginning of Winter, the "Season of the Sun's Loss". End of the Harvest.
Day and night are equal as Fall begins the descent into the dark times.

Mabon is a holiday recognized by many neoPagan and Wiccan groups, though not all. For example, the original Gardnerian rituals had no place for an Equinox Ritual. I don't have a clue when the name began to be used by modern Pagans. It is one of the four "Lesser Sabbats".

Mabon is believed to be a form of the Welsh word for "son". It should probably be pronounced "MA-bon" with the "a" like in "mass." However, most Wiccans and pagans seem to say "MAY-bon."

Mabon mab Modron/Mabon mab Mellt/Maponos map Matrona, is the "Great Youth", and is related by the Romans to Apollo for his healing, illuminatory and eloquance attributes.

Interpretations

Problems