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Holiday Trivia Quiz

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Klaus, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. Klaus

    Klaus G&G Newbie

    Since the spring equinox is almost upon us, I will post a little quiz to see how much you know about European pagan (nature spirit worshoper) holidays. You may be surprised at how much you know.
    1. Pagans, such as the Druids, had no calenders, so they used astronomical events, such as the equinoxes and solstices to schedule major rituals. When is the spring equinox?
    A. Beginning of March.
    B. February 2
    C. Beginning of April, usually first week
    D. End of April

    2. At the Spring Equinox, they held fertility rites. The fertility symbols consisted of:
    A. Flowers
    B. Rabbits
    C. Eggs
    D. All of the above

    3. The winter solstice occurs when?
    A. Middle of November
    B. The 4th week in December
    C. January first
    D. February second

    4. During the winter solstice, the strong winter nature spirits were honored, exemplified by plants that were still green, while other plants seemed dead. The plants with strong spirits were:
    A. Holly
    B. Evergreen trees
    C. Mistletoe
    D. All of the Above

    5. Druids would typically leave offerings to the spirits where?
    A. Under a rock
    B. Under a Pine tree
    C. At Church
    D. All of the above

    I hope this provoked some thought.
    BTW, for those who are confused, the equinoxes are the two times of the year when day and night are the same length. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, and the winter solstice is the shortest day of the year.
     
  2. wes

    wes G&G Newbie

    D,D,B,D,B.
     

  3. Klaus

    Klaus G&G Newbie

    Close wes, you got 4 out of 5. You were probably thinking end of MARCH.
     
  4. wes

    wes G&G Newbie

    Yeah,March 20, brain not in gear.
     
  5. wes

    wes G&G Newbie

    Hey Klaus,does this mean I'm an honorary Druid?
     
  6. MangesMade

    MangesMade G&G Newbie

    1-C...Same as Easter...2-C Easter Eggs...3-B...Xmas...4-D esp. the Evergreen..Xmas Tree.....5-B...
    The Christians compromised with the Druids on thier Holidays. Thats why Easter is Rabbits and Eggs instead of Jesus.
    Xmas is the same, the Xmas tree came from the Druids, between that and Santa Claus, they've about taken Xmas away from Jesus also. Oil Well, Halloween is another story!!!!!
     
  7. Klaus

    Klaus G&G Newbie

    Halloween also takes place at the fall equinox, after the harvest, when the spirits are thanked for the food and asked for protection during the winter.