LUX AETERNA "Lucia’s Blessing"
helel ( lux aeterna / sempiternal ) has added a photo to the pool:
It was clear to me that I had to recreate my own version of the Lucia tradition after hearing about it. Lucia, the bearer of light in the darkest winter nights, is just one of the many beautiful traditions celebrated in Sweden.
Here is an excerpt from the official website should you wish to know more about it:
Swedish Lucia – the origins
The Lucia tradition can be traced back both to the martyr St Lucia of Syracuse (died in 304) and to the Swedish legend of Lucia as Adam’s first wife. It is said that she consorted with the Devil and that her children were invisible infernals. The name may be associated with both lux (light) and Lucifer (Satan), and its origins are difficult to determine. The present custom appears to be a blend of traditions.
In the old almanac, Lucia Night was the longest of the year. It was a dangerous night when supernatural beings were abroad and all animals could speak. By morning, the livestock needed extra feed. People, too, needed extra nourishment and were urged to eat seven or nine hearty breakfasts. The last person to rise that morning was nicknamed ‘Lusse the Louse’ and often given a playful beating round the legs with birch twigs. In agrarian Sweden, young people used to dress up as Lucia figures (lussegubbar) that night and wander from house to house singing songs and scrounging for food and schnapps.
Lucia’s Blessing can be found at the mainstore for the 8th day of our Advent. This new item can be purchased by group members for a hugely discounted price of 50L. Non-members will be able to purchase this for 199L.
These animated accessories will gently float while you wear them. The candlestick will pose your arms in a high priority bento animation. A texture HUD is included with various options for candle colors, and metals as well. Permissions are modify and copy. Materials are enabled.
"Lucia’s Blessing will be discounted for members to purchase at 50L. Non-members can purchase this item at its regular price, 199L. It includes an animated candle crown and candlestick inspired by the Swedish Lucia tradition."
We also have a few specials going on this weekend. There is a discounted Yuletide book for Wanderlust, and our Winter’s Warmth collection has been discounted to 50% per pull. You can find all of these and more at the front of our shop.
As always, we hope you enjoy.0