Herbs and Plants of Beltane
Lily of the valley, foxglove, rose, broom, Hawthorne, Dittany of Crete, elder, mint, mugwort, thyme, yarrow, almond tree/shrub, clover, ivy, marigold, meadow-sweet rowan, sorrel, woodruff primrose, yellow cowslip, angelica, ash trees, bluebells, cinquefoil, daisies , birch trees, rosemary, and lilac
Colors of Beltane
Red, White, Brown, Pink, Green and all colors of the rainbow spectrum.
Incense and Oils
frankincense, lilac, passion-flower, rose, or vanilla
Stones of Beltane
Emerald, malachite, amber, orange carnelian, sapphire, rose quartz
Animals and Mythical Beings associated with Beltane
Swallow, dove, swan, Cats, lynx, leopard, goats, rabbits, and honey bees
Mythical beasts associated with Beltane include faeries, Pegasus, satyrs, and giants.
Goddess associated with Beltane
Bast, Faunus, Flora, Maia,Aphrodite, Arianrhod, Artemis, Astarte, Venus, Diana, Ariel, Var, Skadi, Sheila-na-Gig, Cybele, Xochiquetzal, Freya, and Rhiannon
Apollo, Bacchus, Bel/Belanos, Cernunnos, Pan, Herne, Faunus, Cupid/Eros, Odin, Orion, Frey, Robin Goodfellow, Puck, and The Great Horned God.
Symbols of Beltane
Eggs; Flowers; Chalice; May Pole; Butter churn; Chaplet; Baskets; Crossroads; Strings of beads; Ribbons
Foods of Beltane
Dairy, Oatmeal cakes, Cherries, Strawberries, Wine punches, Green Salads, Sweets of all kinds, honey, oats
Handfastings or Weddings, games, activities of pleasure, leaping bonfires, making garlands, May Pole dance, planting seeds, walking one’s property line, feasting
The Great Rite, love, romance & fertility magick, elf & faery power, offerings to elementals, crop blessings, relighting sacred fires, building shrines, fire-calling, honoring house guardians, snake dancing, bathing faces in the morning dew of May to retain youthful beauty, spiritual communion/closeness with deity, safety, prosperity, conservation. divination of all types and completion of that started at Ostara.
Compiled by Dyanna Wyndesong