The Holly Queen Picture


The Holly King and the Oak King are part of Celtic mythology, and they represent two sides to the Greenman, or Horned God.

They battle twice a year, once at Yule and once at Midsummer (Litha) to see who would rule over the next half of the year. At Yule, the Oak King wins and at Litha, the Holly King is victorious. In other words, the Oak King rules over the lighter half of the year, and the Holly King over the darker half. The change from one to the other is a common theme for rituals at Yule, and also at Midsummer.

I did a "Holly Queen" instead of King, for my own take of the myth. The Holly King/Queen represents Winter, so here you are.



For Flor's Winter contest if she will accept it.