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Lughnasadh, Loss, and Sacrifice

Here is my latest painting of the Irish god Lugh for the Celtic festival of Lughnasadh, which is celebrated on August 1. It is Watercolor, 12" x 16." The original is available for sale, just shoot me an email. 

 
The Irish holiday Lugnasadh traditionally takes place on August 1 and is attributed to the Irish god Lugh.  It also celebrates the harvesting of the first fruits of the year, often corn and potatoes. It is the custom to talk of sacrifice at this time of year, as heard in the folk song of John Barleycorn.