Sunday, December 21, 2014

Today is the Winter Solstice

December 21 is the Winter Solstice, also known as the first day of Winter.


It is also the shortest day of the year -- so starting tomorrow, Dec. 22, the days will start getting longer again.

A big Yayyyyy to that.

This change of the seasons is not, of course, something that only 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 erected structures (monoliths, buildings, carins, etc.) to help them know exactly ‘when’ the Winter Solstice occurred.

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

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

These sites are famous for their midwinter (Winter Solstice) alignments.