Beltane = Beal-tein, or the fire of Beal, a Gaelic name for the sun.
"The Lady of the Lake" by Sir Walter Scott
Beltane, Druidical fire festival.
"Legends of Charlemagne" by Thomas Bulfinch
The name of the old festival of Beltane still lingers on the hill.
"Ireland, Historic and Picturesque" by Charles Johnston
The following account of Beltane is extracted from a chapter dealing with Highland superstitions.
"Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I." by Sir James George Frazer
But it should be remembered that Lug is not associated with the true solar festivals of Beltane and Midsummer.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
The Professor is also mistaken in stating that the Beltane fair of Peebles was to be kept for eight days.
"Folk Lore" by James Napier
Beltane, a festival on the first of May, hence Whitsuntide.
"St. Ronan's Well" by Sir Walter Scott
She will have sat out the Beltane fires wid him, darlin', and certain that'll be the raison why!
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
A gowk at Yule 'll no be bright at Beltane.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
The fuel was piled on a hill-top, and at the fire the beltane cake was cooked.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
A relic of this worship lingered until recently in the Beltane fires that were lit on the high hills of Scotland and Ireland.
"Holidays & Happy-Days" by Hamish Hendry
Compare also BELTANE and BONFIRE.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 8" by Various
There hae seven men o' Moodlaw and Yardbire fa'en sin Beltan.
"The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by James Hogg
This form of the Beltane superstition was observed in the north of England, and in Scotland, about fifty years ago.
"Nooks and Corners of English Life, Past and Present" by John Timbs