In ancient Scandinavia, this festival lasted 12 days (and nights). The first night of Yule (the night before the Solstice) was called the "mother's night". That night the Nordic Pagans used to sit and wait for the birth of the Sun God, Balde
Cape worn by Liz Taylor in "Cleopatra". Leather and gold ~ designed to look like wings of a Phoenix. Thin strips of gold leather,embellished with thousands of seed beads, bugle beads and bead-anchored sequins.