In this episode we go in-depth and learn how to activate your Butzemann through the Kannsege and the Butzemannsege. For more background, listen back to episodes 1 and 9, when we discuss the Butzemann in more detail.
Yes, it is true – we have not faded away.
Some folks had rougher 2020s, some folks had rougher 2021s. We fell into the latter category, but have hope for 2022. And so, we’re back with a new episode (and it won’t be a year until the next one – honest)! Part of the delay was also just the sheer epicness of our topic – der Lewesbaam. Yes, instead of a holiday-centric episode, we’re breaking down the Urglaawe world tree. And we hope you enjoy it.
Welcome back! In our first anniversary show, we take a deeper look into the traditions of Entschanning, including the Kannsege, where we activate our Butzemenner.
For the naming convention explained in more detail, have a look at https://urglaawe.blogspot.com/2012/02/butzemann-naming-convention.html
Also, in case anyone is interested in Grundsau art, feel free to go look at https://www.rachelyoderart.net – she does fabulous work, as seen by these gorgeous pieces we have from her.
Voryuul, Yuul, and Berchtaslaaf
This month we look at a multitude of holidays – Voryuul, Yuul, and Berchtaslaaf. Plus we have visits from the Belsnickel, Lutzelfraa, and Krampus! To find the Philadelphia Women’s* Slavic Ensemble, head to http://www.singslavic.com and to find the main Urglaawe Facebook group, simply visit http://www.facebook.com/groups/Urglaawe
Allelieweziel and Ewicher Yeeger
Or, why we have a God of Death, Scrapple, and Second Chances. The Dunkelheft is here, and we have a bit of spooky, as well as a cautionary tale.
This month is all about giving thanks, both for a good harvest, and the Zisa, our Undooer of Knots and Obstacles.
It’s July, and that means it’s time for hay-making! We dive into the Zusaagpflicht, why grass is so important, and how to keep oaths to the Maerriche.
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This month we look at the Observance of the Desecrated Shrines, end of life planning at Dingsege, and how Summeraafang is about more than just hanging out in the sun. If you want to hear more about death midwifery, my interview with Cory at New World Witchery is a good start https://newworldwitchery.com/2019/10/10/episode-153-death-midwifery-with-victoria-young/
Another month has passed, and we’re ramping up the action, both inside and out. This episode we look at Lenzbutzerei (Spring Cleaning), Wonnezeit, and learn how our Butzemenner defeat King Frost.
If you would like more information on Wonnezeit, a brief description can be found at https://urglaawe.blogspot.com/2019/04/wonnezeit-begins-at-sundown.html
If you’re more interested in the Frost Giants’ attack, look no further than http://deitschmythology.blogspot.com/2017/05/and-here-they-come.html
Grumbieredaag, Oschdre, and Ziegdaag
Three holidays all in one! We’re back with our second episode, which explores the crowded month of March in the Urglaawish year. We look at Grumbieredaag (March 17th), Oschdre (the Vernal Equinox), and Ziegdaag (April 1st), which we’ve adapted from the Deitsch tradition of “Flitting Day”, when tenant farmers would move their families.
For more info on the holidays discussed here, and lore on Der Bariyeharr, and an explanation of Ziegdaag historically: http://deitschmythology.blogspot.com/2015/03/oschdre-where-color-comes-from-origin.html