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Celtic Summer Mythology

In Celtic mythology is a goddess of summer, wealth, love, growth and cattle.  She is a Sun Goddess and the feast of Midsummer Night was held in her honor, for in mid-summer farmers would walk through their fields and wave torches in the hope that Aine and her sacred fire would grant them an abundant harvest.  As another way of honoring her, they burned straw and flowers so she would grant them freedom from illness and evil.  She is sometimes represented by a red mare.

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