One of the four Celtic
holy days, Beltaine
(May 1 in the northern hemisphere, November 1 in the south) is the feast of the God Belenos
and the first day of summer. Belenos protects the cattle with his sacred fires
. He is also the guardian of medicinal herbs, and his own plant is the henbane
The word baltaine translates from old Gaelic
as 'bone fire'
pronounced: bal tin nae emphasis on the first syllable