The Return of the Sun on the Winter Solstice

An imagined scene at Newgrange on the winter solstice, c 3,200 BC. This woodblock is derived from an idea for a Guinness ad!

Fu/Return comes from Chapter 24 of the I Ching, which deals with the winter solstice. Another very interesting treatment of this theme can be found on Pink Floyd's first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, where Syd Barret set Chapter 24 to music. Different!

Newgrange is, of course, aligned on the winter solstice sunrise, while nearby Dowth has a chamber designed to capture the last rays of the winter solstice sunset.