What is a Beltane blessing? Beltane blessings are prayers, chants and mantras recited to honor the holiday. Some of these include Am Beannachadh Bealltain, as well as prayers to Roman goddess Flora (sometimes called the May Queen) and prayers to forests, trees, Mother Earth and fertility prayers.
What language is Beltane? Beltane (/ˈbɛl.teɪn/) is the Gaelic May Day festival. It is held on 1 May, or about halfway between the spring equinox and summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man.
What is the meaning of Beltane? Beltane is a Celtic word, meaning “the fires of Bel.” Bel, likely referred to the Celtic sun god, Belenus. The Celts used to light two bonfires because they believed it would purify themselves, as well as increase their fertility.
What is the Beltane ritual? Beltane rituals would often include courting: for example, young men and women collecting blossoms in the woods and lighting fires in the evening. These rituals would often lead to matches and marriages, either immediately in the coming summer or autumn.