Saturday, June 20, 2009

Summer Solstice Sale

Ancient Pagans celebrated Midsummer with bonfires, when couples would leap through the flames, believing their crops would grow as high as the couples were able to jump. People believed that mid-summer plants had miraculous healing powers and they therefore picked them on this night. Bonfires were lit to protect against evil spirits which were believed to roam freely when the sun was turning southwards again.

ummer Solstice falls at the precise moment when the Sun's power is at its zenith. It is the time of year when the noon sun appears to be farthest north from the celestial equator. "Solstice" is Latin for "sun stands still" (sol "sun" and sistere "to stand"). Summer Solstice is so named because to the naked eye the sun appears stationary in its northern and southern progression. It is the longest day and shortest night of the year. " There's a really informative article on the Summer Solstice/Midsummer here.

In honor of the summer sun, Athena's Armoury will be offering Free USPS Shipping Worldwide all weekend. Also, receive a Free Euro 4-1 Bracelet by simply using the code "Bonfire Hopping" in the Notes to Seller Section when you check out.

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