Date: September 21
Other Names: Autumn Equinox
Goddesses: Modron, Bona Dea, Persephone, Demeter, Ceres, Morgan, Epona, Pamona
Gods: Mabon ap Modron, John Barleycorn, Wicker man, Thoth, Hermes, Hotei, Dionysus, Bacchus
Colours: Brown, Green, Orange, Red, Gold, Scarlet, Yellow, Russet, Maroon, Purple, Violet, Indigo
Foods: Corn, Grain, Oats, Squash, Nuts, Grapes, Onions, Carrots, Potatoes, Hops, Apples, Wine, Ale, Cider
Herbs: Myrrh, Thistle, Tobacco, Oak leaf, Hazel, Hops, Marigold, Rose, Sage, Milkweed, Solomon’s seal, Aster, Benzoin, Ivy
Incense: Pine, Sweetgrass, Apple blossom, Benzoin, Myrrh, Frankincense, Jasmine, Sage, Pepper, Patchouli, Cinnamon
Oils: Pine, Benzoin, Myrrh, Frankincense, Jasmine, Sage, Wood Aloes, Patchouli, Cinnamon, Clove, Oak moss
Animals: Dog, Wolf, Stag, Blackbird, Owl, Eagle, Salmon, Goat, Sphinx, Minotaur, Cyclops
At Mabon the harvest begun at Lughnasadh is now complete. At this time we give thanks for the riches of the past year. As day time and night time are once more equal the God is preparing to depart from his physical body and enter the realms of the unknown. He will journey towards renewal and rebirth from the Goddess.
Mabon is a time of the decline of nature, her bounty is drawn back to her and she readies herself for winter and a long rest. Even as the God is dying the Goddess is content as she feels his power burning within her and knows that he will return. Mabon is a “thanksgiving” Sabbat where Pagans share with each other whatever they can.