Bel and Belisama

The name ‘Bel’ means ‘Bright’, ‘Shining’ or ‘Mighty’ and is attested across Celtic speaking countries from northern Italy and Austria to Gaul and Britain in many variants: Bel, Belenus, Belenos, Belinos, Belinu, and Bellinus. Here in Lancashire I know him as Bel and suspect he gives his name to Belthorn and Belgrave. ‘Belisama’ means ‘Most…

Ritual

This blog is still young, three posts in and less than a month since launching. We began at the beginning; with who we are and what we want to do, from that we move on to the framework that links people to landscape; the ritual year, the scaffold upon which we start to pin our…