Sun at Newgrange

Winter Solstice was celebrated in the British Isles in a very special way. Many of the great monuments were built to track the sun. Many of the mounds are oriented so that the sun enters their long entrance ways and illuminates their inner chamber on the solstice. The Winter Solstice represents the rebirth or rekindling of the light, the sun. This process reminds me of the conception of the Solar Hero, the Christ.

Here’s a site that shows the beginning of this process at Newgrange on December 18th.


About Theresa Crater

Award-winning author Theresa Crater brings ancient temples, lost civilizations and secret societies back to life in her visionary fiction. In The Star Family, a Gothic mansion holds a secret spiritual group and a 400-year-old ritual that must be completed to save the day. The shadow government search for ancient Atlantean weapons in the fabled Hall of Records in Under the Stone Paw and fight to control ancient crystals sunk beneath the sea in Beneath the Hallowed Hill. Her short stories explore ancient myth brought into the present day. The most recent include “The Judgment of Osiris” and “Bringing the Waters.” Theresa has also published poetry and a baker’s dozen of literary criticism. Currently, she teaches writing and British lit in Denver.
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