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The season of the year which is the transition period from summer to winter, occurring as the sun approaches the winter solstice; beginning is marked by the autumnal equinox. Also known as fall.

What does it mean when you dream about autumn? (fall)

The autumn season has mixed associations. On the one hand, the fall is traditionally harvest time, indicating a sense that one is finally reaping the benefits of prior efforts. On the other hand, it is associated with a winding down of energies before the barrenness of winter, as in the expression “the autumn of one’s life.”


personification; portrayed as mature and manly. [Rom. Myth.: LLEI, I: 322]
god of this season. [Rom. Myth.: Hall, 130]
goddess of autumn and corn season. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 53]
conical receptacle full of the fruits of the harvest. [World Culture: Misc.]
grapes and vine
leaves symbolize harvest of vineyards for wine. [Art: Ha11, 130]
Indian summer
a period of mild, dry weather occurring in U.S. and Canada in late autumn. [Am. Culture: Misc.]
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