Maypole

Illustration

Ibolya Horvath
by April Killingsworth
published on 25 January 2019
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The phallic symbol known as the Maypole, which is decorated with long strands of ribbon that participants would hold onto as they dance, evolved from the Celtic Beltane rituals.

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Killingsworth, A. (2019, January 25). Maypole. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9943/maypole/

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Killingsworth, April. "Maypole." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 25, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9943/maypole/.

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Killingsworth, April. "Maypole." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 Jan 2019. Web. 23 Sep 2021.