The area north of the winter solstice line is designated for ceremonies.
by Wellhausen) that the 25th of Kislev was an old pagan festival, perhaps the day of the winter solstice.
It was the name of two months of the year, December and January, the one the "former yule" (se aerra gala), the other the "after yule" (se aeftera gala), as coming before and after the winter solstice (Cotton MS. Tib.
According to this, the days at the summer solstice were twenty-four hours in length, and conversely at the winter solstice the nights were of equal duration.
The world is becoming a more dangerous place for you, and I'd hoped we could wait until the winter solstice to perform the rite.