The Holly King
The legend of the Oak King and the Holly King represents the waxing and waning of the Sun as the seasons turn on the Seasons Wheel.
These two figures take turns ruling over the year, the Oak King reigns during the light half, or throughout Spring and Summer, while the dark half—Autumn and Winter—belongs to the Holly King.
As the ruler of the dark half of the year, the Holly King is named for the cheery evergreen tree whose bright green leaves and red berries are a welcome sight in the cold winter months.
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