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Appalachian Pagan Allaicne DEC 2002 Newsletter

Editress; Ginger Strivelli

The Yule gathering was canceled due to weather and scheduling problems this year. 
We hope to plan another 'APA ladies night out' dinner in early 2003.
Also of course, we are planning our annual MAY DAY 
celebration for early May 2003.

Our cyber-space thrice-monthly meetings will continue in 2003,
and we will continue our yahoogroups chat list 
daily networking and fellowship, of course.


Invocation to the Holly King poem 
By Ginger Strivelli

Today we do bid hail to our beloved holly King. 
With these ancient carols, we do again sing. 
he who is called father Christmas is returning yet again, 
As the Solstice's longest night has finally begun, 
We await you, Santa Claus, Lord of Winter, 
To honor you on this day that you always were, 
Saint Nicholas, patron of all the children on Gaia's sphere, 
This invocation, we pray, you do hear. 
Come and bless us on this season of the yuletide, 
Great Holly King, as you fly upon your sleigh ride, 
Whether your gifts to us be physical or spiritual, 
We know that they will always be most magical, 
Grateful, because we know your blessings' great worth, 
We offer a blessing of our own...Peace On Earth! 


Auld Lang Syne 
First two verses by Robert Burns, others traditional

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, 
And never brought to mind? 
Should auld acquaintance be forgot And auld lang syne? 
Chorus: For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne, 
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet For auld lang syne. 
And surely, ye'll be your pint stowp! 
And surely I'll be mine! And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, 
For auld lang syne. 
(Repeat Chorus.) 
We twa hae mn about the braes And pou'd the gowans fine; 
But we've wander'd mony a weary foot Sin' auld lang syne. 
(Repeat Chorus.) For auld lang syne, etc. 
-We two hae paidled i' the burn, Frae morning sun till dine; 
But seas between us braid hae roar'd Sin' auld lang syne. 
(Repeat Chorus.) And here's a hand, my trusty fiere, 
And gie's a hand o' thine; 
And we'll tak' a right gude-willy waught, For auld lang syne. 
(Repeat Chorus.)


Windigo- Eskimo ice God

Wai- African Sun God

Whope- Sioux Goddess of the peace pipe

Wusquus- Siberian God of Night and darkness

Wepwawet- Egyptian God of passages and transitions

Wodan- Germanic God of War

Waramurungundji- Australian Mother Nature Goddess

White Buffalo Woman- Native American Goddess of the Earth

Wuriupranili- Australian Sun Goddess

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