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.
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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.”
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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]
grapes and vine
conical receptacle full of the fruits of the harvest. [World Culture: Misc.]
leaves symbolize harvest of vineyards for wine. [Art: Ha11, 130]
a period of mild, dry weather occurring in U.S. and Canada in late autumn. [Am. Culture: Misc.]
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