Burning rolling wheel

May 2013
333
ireland


The following ritual was recorded to have been performed in many parts of Europe on the eve of Summer solstice:

A wheel is lit up on top of a hill. The wheel is rolled down the hill. As the wheel rolls down the hill, the wheel's fire gets stronger and stronger because of the increased air circulation around the wheel. People handling and directing the wheel aim to plunge the now madly burning wheel into the river which flows at the bottom of the hill and extinguish the fire.

What was the meaning of this ritual?

You can read more about this here:
Old European culture: Burning rolling wheel
 

Todd Feinman

Ad Honorem
Oct 2013
6,605
Planet Nine, Oregon


The following ritual was recorded to have been performed in many parts of Europe on the eve of Summer solstice:

A wheel is lit up on top of a hill. The wheel is rolled down the hill. As the wheel rolls down the hill, the wheel's fire gets stronger and stronger because of the increased air circulation around the wheel. People handling and directing the wheel aim to plunge the now madly burning wheel into the river which flows at the bottom of the hill and extinguish the fire.

What was the meaning of this ritual?

You can read more about this here:
Old European culture: Burning rolling wheel
Sun rebirth ritual: wheel =sun.
 
May 2013
333
ireland
Not exactly. Sun gets reborn on the winter solstice. This is why we burn yule log, to rekindle the fire of the sun :) Maybe you should read the article, you might like it
 

Todd Feinman

Ad Honorem
Oct 2013
6,605
Planet Nine, Oregon
Not exactly. Sun gets reborn on the winter solstice. This is why we burn yule log, to rekindle the fire of the sun :) Maybe you should read the article, you might like it
Cool! Sun goes to underworld? Beltane, jumping through fire? That's very cool. Got a flaming wheel to represent season cycle? Gonna light it on fire and roll it down the hill? Gonna be symbolic and meaningful? Beginning, middle, and end? Some friends become enemies, some enemies become friends? At the end your main character is richer from the experience? Yeah?

Actually that is very cool Dublin! I'm all for paganism. Roll on! :)
 
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