Incense Box for the Twelvetide
Finishing with the Old, Starting Anew. Twelvetide.
Depending on the region and confession the twelve days between Christmas and Three Kings Day begin with the winter solstice, on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, ending on January 6th. The period goes back to pre-Christian times. For example, the old Teutons believed that Odin and his untamed legions went on a hunting spree across the sky at this time, compelling all whom he met to join him. Among the many rituals and customs which developed regarding the six days before and after the New Year is the Alpine Perchten race, when the noisy Perchten scare away the evil spirits of winter.
Many people today use the time "between the years" to call up an inner calm, to reflect on the past year and forge plans for the coming year. You may use contents of the incense box to generate one fragrance every night during those twelve days.
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