Known in Welsh as “Maponus,” the Mabon (pronounced “MAY-bone” or “MAY-bahn”) is the God in his Golden Child aspect. This important deity is celebrated at the autumnal equinox on the holiday of the same name. In the most ancient proto-Celtic traditions, the Mabon is known as “Mabon ap Modron,” which means, “Great Son of the Great Mother.” The Great Mother is the physical embodiment of the Earth herself. She is the Great Goddess known by many names. The Mabon is born from the sacred union of the Sun God and the Earth Mother. He is the Son of Light and Fire, and is the symbol of divine youth.
Plants sacred to the Mabon include all varieties of grape. Sacred animals include the blackbird, the eagle and the salmon.
Invoke the Mabon when beginning a new project or undertaking a creative endeavor. If the Mabon has appeared to you, it is time to start over with a fresh innocence and a new mind.
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