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How to make a corn dolly. Note: Wet the corn husks first so they don't break. Warm water until pliable. I usually use red yarn to tie things, but you can use corn husks too! :)

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corn dolly- "Corn" is an agricultural term- meaning the main cereal crop of any area. In this case "corn" is wheat!

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IDEAS FOR CELEBRATING LAMMAS: Harvest fruits and vegetables from your garden, or pay a visit to a Farmer's Market Make Jams, Sauces or Wines Harvest herbs for use in charms and rituals Make a Grain Weaving or a Corn Dolly Kindle a Lammas fire with sacred woods and herbs Sacrifice bad habits and unwanted things from your life by throwing them into the Sabbat fire. Bake.

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How to make a corn dolly craft for a harvest celebration

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It was believed that the corn spirit lived amongst the crop, and the harvest made it effectively homeless. Therefore, hollow shapes were fashioned from the last sheaf of wheat or other cereal crop. The corn spirit would then spend the winter in their homes until the "corn dolly" was ploughed into the first furrow of the new season.

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In Ireland and Scotland, the first farmer to finish the grain harvest made a corn dolly, representing the Cailleach (also called “the Carlin”), from the last sheaf of the crop. The figure would then be tossed into the field of a neighbor who had not yet finished bringing in their grain. The last farmer to finish had the responsibility to take in and care for the corn dolly for the next year, with the implication they’d have to feed and house the hag all winter. (McNeill)

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Lammas Corn Dolly. Handcrafted Corn Mother. Pagan Wiccan Wheat Altar Amulet

Three stalks of locally collected barley, tied together with rafia are used to represent the cutting down of John Barleycorn at Mabon. Description from celticjewelry.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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A. 1995.93.1853 Corn Dolly Fast Bergholt, near Ipswich, England Wheat Straw 1980s 24 1/2 x 7 1/2" (62 1/4 x 19 cm.)

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