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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Damballah's Day

Other names: Damballah Weddo, Da, Papa Damballa, Obatala
Holiday: March 17 (St. Patrick's Day)

Once upon a time, there was only Damballah. He lay beneath Earth, a great snake, cushioning and protecting it from falling into the watery abyss below. Although he lay still for a long time, eventually he had to move. His movements raised mountains and created valleys. Stars were shaken up into the sky. Sacred waters were released, forming oceans, rivers, springs and streams. The first rain began to fall, and Aido-Hwedo, in the guise of the first rainbow, appeared. Damballah and Aido-Hwedo fell in love...

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been divided and moved. It can be found at my new website, Pagan Calendar with a short explanation of Damballah's Day, and also on The Powers That Be for a more in depth look at the Great Snake: Damballah
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