Mead: The power of becoming food, including meadows, places of transformation from the wild to the civilized —from grass to milk, for instance, or honey to honey wine (mead). A common form of mead is a “meadow”, a “place of lush grass greened by a flooding river.” Its twin is a mead-hall (a “feast” hall), in which bread and mead are transformed back into human energy. The common term “feast” is a misnomer: it is a religious term. To say a mead-hall were a “Communion Hall” would be closer to the spirit of mead, for it is a place of transformation.
The Power of Mead Latent in a Meadow, Vernon, Canada