Foreyule started 27/11/11Yule begins on Mother Night, (about Dec. 20) the night before the shortest day and the longest night (winter solstices). We honor the beginning of the Sun’s return and the breaking of Winter, (which is most noticeable in five days) and is celebrated over a twelve day period.
It is a time of the year when our deceased Ancestors are closest to us; this is when the dead (draugar) are more active than any other time. Yule is when Wodan leads the procession of the Wild Hunt through the sky’s with sprits of humans, horses and dogs. This procession occurs during all twelve days of Yule.
The Yule Tree is the symbol of our cosmology; it’s the Great tree Yggdrasil (the Yew Tree).
And so the evergreen tree is the most appropriate, to remind us of the eternity of Yggdrasil, as it last through out winters Ever Green.
The burning of a Yule Log is an ancient ritual; our ancestors kindled a huge oak log in honor of Thor.