In Celtic culture, August 1st is known as Lughnasadh (or Lughnasa)—a celebration of the Celtic god Crom Dubh. He is the god who has generated a treasure of crops, including Eithne, a woman symbolizing grains. Lugh, another god, must seize the harvest for the human community and fight to prevent blight. Lughnasadh represents the honoring and protecting of the work that has been done in one’s life, and for the winter season which can be long and cold. It is a process of allowing what is grown to ripen, mature and sweeten.