Origin of Beltane
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The Beltane customs seem to have been the same as elsewhere.Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I.|Sir James George Frazer
Its name is supposed to point to the time when Beltane rites were observed on its summit.
The fuel was piled on a hill-top, and at the fire the beltane cake was cooked.
One of the chief ritual acts at Beltane was the kindling of bonfires, often on hills.
The folk-survivals of the Beltane and Midsummer festivals show that both were intended to promote fertility.