At Mabon the Goddess is the Lady of the fruitful harvest. She has given nearly all she has to give and watches over us while we reap the final sheave. She is growing old and wise with the year and offers us wisdom, healing and rest. In the Land of Shadows, she receives the dying God with outstretched arms and yet, in her maiden aspect, she is pregnant with the God who will be born at Yule.
The God has laid down his life for the Harvest, is about to cross over into the Land of Shadows. He stands on the threshold of light and dark, life and death. Soon he will lay in the arms if the Goddess waiting to be reborn. Like the corn, the God has been cut down, but his seeds bring the promise of new life.