“One cannot predict the next mythology any more than one can predict tonight’s dream; for a mythology is not...from the brain, but...from the heart.” Joseph J Campbell (1904–87) studied mythology & religion.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
16C Spring Boating Parties - Making Music & Gathering Newly Green Branches
1515 Da Costa Hours, in Latin Illuminated by Simon Bening (1484–1561) Belgium, Bruges, May Boating Party. Collecting green branches & playing music.
In May, during the 16C, ladies & gentlemen often participated in traditional May festivities, such as couples heading for the woods to collect flowers & green branches to decorate their homes. It was a celebration of a return to life & fertility.