Happy May Day

Bartholomäus Spranger, Vulkan und Maia, 1585

The month of May is named after Maia, the goddess of growth and related to fertility.

Milton wrote: “Hail bounteous May that dost inspire Mirth and youth, and warm desire.”

The Anglo-Saxons called May thrimilce, since in May cows could be milked three times a day.

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