This is the celebration of the second harvest. We give thanks to Nature once more for providing its bounty. It is the beginning of autumn and the start of the darkness, for once more the days and nights are of equal length.
In the story of the Goddess and the God, she is alone and overseas the harvest of fruits and crops to ensure that there is enough to provide for the harsh times ahead. The God of summer and light has passed. He now journeys to the Underworld where he will reign for the winter months