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Convergent Evolution

This is a term used to describe the coming together and merging of two or more traditions to form one often baffling hybrid event. Classical examples are the merging of Pagan and Christian festivals for Christmas and Easter but others exist which are not as clear cut. The merging of Beltane and Floralia and their connection to Morris and Mumming is a fascinating study of absorption and the evolution of a living tradition.