|Hawthorn tree in our back yard|
ready for fertilization, berries will follow. With the colors of the may pole being wound around the representing the cycle of life or spiral, renewal, and birth the pole it's self being a phallic symbol of the God and his readiness, and colors and the flowers on top of the pole being a symbol of the Goddess's purity and readiness for birth. Fire is an extremely passionate element, Hawthorn burns the hottest.
|Little fire I had going on :)|
Beltane being a fire festival it is no wonder they would want the hottest burning wood. With this holiday being so sexual in nature it is probably one of the worst for us witch's in that the reputation being us "dancing naked" and fornicating, giving us a bad rep. sort of a shame really because if they took they took the time to study the Sabbat they maybe would understand that being naked & dancing for some of us is just an excellent way to raise energy. *blushing yes I am speaking from experience on this one, and as for the fornicating, that is for the God & Goddess. Mine is behind closed doors and in private. lol <3