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The Celts considered the elixir of life to be mead: a combination of the Goddesses’ wine blood from her womb and honey. Honey was used as currency and lawbooks were written on beekeeping.

Honeymoon was the month of May following a marriage. Menstrual blood shed by women during the honeymoon was sacred and called Moon honey. It held the magic of creation and men were encouraged to have sex and come in contact with it. (4)

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