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The Long Man of Wilmington

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Solstice celebrated at Wilmington Long Man

More than 60 druids gathered on the top of the flat hill to the west of the Long Man crest at 2pm.
They took part in a rite to mark the 'feast of the unforgotten sun' where their activities were watched with enthusiasm by dozens of Sunday walkers.

The ceremony took the form of a mummer's play with actors wearing masks depicting the sun, moon and earth. At one point watchers were asked to close their eyes when the mask was taken off a man and put on to a child, depicting the rebirth of a new year.

The next Long Man ceremony is to mark Imbolc – the first celebration of Spring – anyone who wants to find out more is encouraged to look at:

reduced from the article at 'Lewes Today'
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
7th January 2005ce
Edited 14th January 2005ce

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