~ yule, the winter solstice and the time of the longest night, is celebrated on or around december 21, when the sun is at its southern-most position; many cultures celebrate yule with a common spiritual theme — the birth of a god by the goddess; these gods are commonly associated with the sun, or with death and re-birth ~

while yule is celebrated as the returning of the light and/or the sun god, the goddess shows her life-in-death aspect in this season — she is the leprous-white lady and the queen of winter, yet this is also the time that she gives birth to the god, who will re-fertilise her and bring light and warmth back to the earth

yulesubmissions for hyacinth noir’s yule issue are open until 15 december 2012