May the first has a lot of nature deity traditions like The Green Man. Then there is the Maypole. So my question is: does the Maypole visit humans on the first of May?

The Maypole may be a pole in any form, an actual ceremonial pole or something else like a child's toy pole. But whatever it is, its "visit" would involve the May pole becoming a nature-spirit element such as a faerie, serpent or elf, probably on fire; I gather that fire is also a May Day tradition.

The visit will usually occur when the human is alone and would involve some kind of message for the human. In pop culture the closest thing that I can think of is the movie Donnie Darko when Donnie meets the Rabbit.

  • Hi and welcome to M&F SE, please take some time to take our Tour. Interesting question! But I still wonder how it would look like being visited by a pole
    – Calaom
    Jul 1, 2019 at 7:45
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    I was careful to keep it a family show. Jul 1, 2019 at 7:47


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