Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Today is the first day of Winter

The first day of winter?  Are you kidding me?  It has been cold and snowing in many places already and you are saying it is just now the first day of winter?

Well, yes.

But what this really means, in addition to the snow and ice and brrrrr cold of winter time, is that  the First day of Winter means that the days which are so very short now will start getting longer. 

A big Yayyyyy to that.

This change of the seasons is not, of course, something that only we 21st Century folks notice.

Indeed, the ‘ancients’ (who supposedly were ‘ignorant’, knuckle dragging entities according to those with the evolutionary old earth world view glasses) knew about the Winter Solstice and even erected structures (monoliths, buildings, carins, etc.) to help them know exactly ‘when’ the Winter Solstice occurred.

One of these structures is known as Maes Howe (also known as Maeshowe).

Several of the DIT folks have visited the Maes Howe site and other similar sites such as the Chambered tomb of Newgrange.

All of these sites are famous for their midwinter (Winter Solstice) alignments.

IN fact, many of these sites today have video cameras set up so we can sit at our computers and see what the ‘ancients’ saw many millennia ago.

One of these cameras is at the Maeshowe site. HERE’S THE LINK

And for more information and a bunch of other links about Maeshowe, HERE’S THE LINK.