Indian Summer, sometimes called The Little Summer, is warmer than average weather occurring in Autumn. Technically it’s summer-like conditions after the first Autumnal frost in any given region. Although, most people think of it as warm sunny conditions in October or November. When it occurs on All Hallows Eve it is called All Halloween Summer or Samhain Summer. The Indian Summer is named for the prevalence of warm Fall weather mentioned in Native American folklore.🍂
The Paranormal Cause Of The Little Summer
Generally, weather contrary to any given season is caused by a dispute or union among Nature Deities. No matter what meteorology discovers through science, there are still invisible Gods and Goddesses controlling things. They function like sentient programs you don’t even know are running your favorite software. In the case of The Little Summer we have an annual tradition of cooperation between Goddesses. Summer Goddesses, Nymphs, and Fairies. These sunny deities are still dancing about to aid in the Autumn transition even well beyond the Autumnal Equinox. The Indian Summer is considered the final fall farewell to Summer as Winter deities emerge from the Southern Hemisphere in ever greater numbers.🍁
What Causes Multiple Little Summers?
As with all seasonal deities, the Summer Gods take a sabbatical in the Paradise Plane to commune with Mother Earth and learn from her wisdom until late Spring. If there are multiple Little Summers it might indicate a dispute and unwillingness for some Summer Goddesses to gracefully bow out until late Spring. The long warmth experienced in early November 2020 was thought to be a healing gift to Americans for the trials of a tumultuous Presidential election and pandemic.
What Is The Spring Equivalent To Indian Summer?
Winter weather after Spring is well on its way can be called the Little Winter but it’s more known as Dogwood Winter or Blackberry Winter. The Dogwood Winter often occurs a fair amount of time after what was thought to be the final frost. Flowers are blooming and leaves are reanimating on trees and shrubs. People are planting crops and then the Blackberry Winter strikes a blow and threatens to kill everything! This is almost always a dispute among Spring and Winter deities as it sets back Spring’s natural march toward Summer. The only time it’s a cooperation is if the Gods agree humankind in any given area needs to be taught a lesson for their aggression against Mother Nature.🍃
Is There A Little Summer In The Winter?
In places where you get consistent below freezing snowy winters it’s beyond rare to get real summer-like temperatures. There have been above freezing warm spells causing a thaw that melts snow and ice even in the dead of winter. If the temperatures are mild it may be called the Primo Spring or Little Spring. If it’s earlier in the winter season then it’s sometimes called The Last Autumn or Little Autumn. Especially if there are still some stubborn leaves left on the mostly bare branches of trees. If the weather is full-blown sunny and Summer-like for a decent period of time then it’s known as the Ephemeral Summer. This is usually caused by Summer or Spring Gods throwing a short lifeline to humankind after cold-hearted Winter deities send forth harsh weather.🌞
What Of A Little Winter In The Summer?
Winter-like conditions in the Summer can spell disaster for crops that could easily die in freezing conditions. This used to mean starvation and eventual death in the time before food could easily be shipped anywhere! This Little Winter is considered an abomination by any self-respecting Nature Deity. Often it is caused by rogue Underworld Winter deities with a score to settle. The Primordial God of Winter, Jack Frost, has been known to set off such unexpected winter weather when one or more individuals have offended him. He set off The Little Ice Age which ran from 1300 to 1850. One of the worst years was 1816 which was considered the year without a summer. Jack convinced various Volcanic Gods to set off a few volcanoes aiding in the weather. Really, he was looking to offset the blame for it.❄️
Zeus vs Jack Frost
This was all over a dispute with The King Of Gods Zeus who Jack had felt disrespected him. Zeus talked down to Frost and even demanded he bend the knee. Realistically, Jack might be more powerful as the personification of Winter who existed long before humans and most nature deities. On the other hand, Zeus has the power of his Greek pantheon and all the other Godly factions who pledge allegiance to his rule. In 1816 Saint Nicholas attempted to broker peace but it soured quickly and Jack went ballistic! Eventually, the two titans came to terms with each other and the Little Ice Age ended. Past full-term Ice Ages were actually a cooperation among Gods and Goddesses to naturally carve the landscape via glaciers and eventually massive floods from their melting.⚡️
Note: Seasonal Nature Deities don’t switch to the Northern or Southern Hemisphere to rule over their season throughout the year. There’s are different deities in each area of the Earth thus allowing them to go on vacation in The Paradise Plane.
See Also: Folklore Seasons