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Kale Casting


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I was wondering what the origins of kale-casting were too?

 

"The Pagan festival of Samhain {hallowe'en} was traditionally a time for harmless pranks, lavish feasting, circle games and merrymaking which can be teasingly blamed on nearby spirits. The Lord of Misrule, a personification of the spirit of fun and hedonism creates pleasant havoc, reminding us that even in the face of death, there is reason to rejoice. His job is also to keep the circle from becoming melancholy at the thought that summer is at an end and the harsh days of winter lie ahead."

{Edain McCoy}

 

Samhain was a time for divination, and 2 popular ways in Shetland were 'Castin the clew' and 'Tyin the kale stalk'- I wondered if some folks long ago came up with a fun way of merging the two- pulling up a kale stalk and then castin' it?!

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