In the old language of the Witches, frith means “peace.”

They say that it's also the name of the Goddess of the Rainbow.

Why? Not difficult.

Daughter of Sun and Thunder, contentious couple that they are, she is child of their reconciliation.

Last new moon I set out for our coven meeting just before sunset. Although the day had been gray and rainy throughout, suddenly the clouds parted and everything began to glow with a long, red equinox light.

And there in the east She stood in the sky with Her twin sister, vast and shining.

I live in a gritty urban neighborhood where it's sound practice to be a little chary of people you pass on the street.

But under the sign of the goddess of peace, every person that I passed that night remarked on the rainbow.

Every single one.

In the old language of the Witches, frith means “peace.”

They say that it's also the name of the Goddess of the Rainbow.

And when she stands in the sky, for one brief, shining moment, strangers speak in the streets.