The traditional Michaelmas fare was goose,it was said that eating something rich like goose at this turning point of the year brings good luck.
This is the time of the year when the god’s power weakens toward his death as the goddess reaches her full maturity as the Crone. It is considered the end of the harvest and a time of gathering for the forthcoming winter.
St Michael was also the patron saint of the sea and sailors..
Michaelmas celebrates the time when Archangel Michael hurled Lucifer from heaven. Lucifer fell into a blackberry bush, so no more eating blackberries after this date!
For horse owners, "Blackberry Season" is always a time of year when horses can start to look a bit thin and ragged - you can tell a good horse owner if his or her horses look well at Michaelmas.