Ibolya Horvath
by April Killingsworth
published on 25 January 2019
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The phallic symbol known as the Maypole, which is decorated with long strands of ribbon that participants would hold onto as they dance, evolved from the Celtic Beltane rituals.

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Killingsworth, A. (2019, January 25). Maypole. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Killingsworth, April. "Maypole." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 25, 2019.

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Killingsworth, April. "Maypole." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 25 Jan 2019. Web. 17 Jan 2021.

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