Around the Cauldron · Celebrating the Sabbats · For the Gods

Herne as the Oak King

Litha is at the end of this week, so I thought I would write (another) post about the Oak and Holly Kings, and why I associate Herne with the Oak King. Herne has a connection to the Oak due to how his death came about, hanging himself from it. Some may wonder why a God… Continue reading Herne as the Oak King

Around the Cauldron · Celebrating the Sabbats · For the Gods

Kings of Oak and Holly on Contract

It all began with an image a friend shared on Facebook. I love the story of the Kings of Oak and Holly, of them battling for control of each half of the year. But this image got me thinking: does the story still “work”? It’s something we seem to do a lot in the Southern… Continue reading Kings of Oak and Holly on Contract