photo credit – Sue Vincent
I took one look at Sue Vincent’s photo this week and knew exactly what I was going to write about.
The Neolithic wedge tomb of Labbacallee is located outside the town of Glanworth in County Cork, Ireland. Legend has it that it is the tomb of the Mother Goddess in her Crone aspect. The tomb is sited so that the setting sun of the autumn equinox shines directly into the cavity. (The equinox falls on March 20 this year. While it is the spring equinox in the Northern hemisphere down here in the South it is the autumn equinox. Writing about Labbacallee feels appropriate.)
I went to Labbacallee with my daughter and her three children when I was in Ireland a few years ago. My oldest grand-daughter was just reaching puberty at the time. As we approached the tomb my daughter commented that it…
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