this is the sort of shit that pisses me off. these so called “pagan” revelers celebrating the Solstice, left Stonehenge looking like a drunken frat party. this is so disgusting disrespectful and these fake hippie assholes should be ashamed of themselves. Litha should be coveted and celebrated by reveling in the beauty and wonder of the summer months and the goddess in her fullest pregnancy, not to trash a beautiful and wonderful place such as Stonehenge. i am so saddened just looking at this picture. makes my blood boil.

Everyone’s favorite time for ice cream and big-budget action movies: summer! Here’s a few facts about this particular season:

  • “Summer” is from the Proto-Indo-European root *sam-, meaning summer. The root *sam is a variant from the Proto-Indo-European root *sem-, which means “together/one.”
  • The “dog days of summer” refer to the weeks between July 3 and August 11 and are named after the Dog Star (Sirius) in the Canis Major constellation
  • In southern England, over 37,000 people gather at Stonehenge to see the summer solstice.
  • The month of June was named after either Juniores, the lower branch of the Roman Senate, or Juno, the wife of Jupiter
  • Historically, epidemics tended to be in the summer. Even today infectious diseases are more readily caught in the heat, including the Bubonic Plague and leprosy