Sunday, July 15, 2007

Lughnasadh - Theses and Festivities


First Harvest, Grain Harvest, Sacrifice, THe Celtic God Lugh

Key Activities:

  • Make Corn Dollies
  • Make a wreath out of grain
  • Bless Marriages, Babies and Homes
  • Roast the First Ears of Corn in the Fire
  • Tell stories of Lugh, and Demeter and Persephone
  • Hold games of strength and agility
  • Have an Outdoor Picnic
  • Design an outdoor scavenger hunt (using items to celebrate the season - these can be used in a spellfor ongoing prosperity and health throughout winter)
  • Desplay, barter or sell artwork or crafts
  • Hold a Celtic Bragfest, or storytelling contest
  • Bake Braided Bread
  • Make decorative wheat ornaments
  • Start a harvest quilt, to finish by Yule for a needy family
  • Start some beer, to drink at Imbolg
  • Enact the Sun God transforming nito the Grain God
  • Ask each person (family and friends) "What will your harvest be this year?"

Seasonal Appropriate Foods:

  • Grains
  • Breads
  • Roast Corn on the Cob
  • Cookies
  • Cake
  • Zucchini Bread
  • Braided Bread

Chants and Songs

  • Hoof and Horn
  • Oh Tell My Why
  • Sun King
  • Horned One, Lover, Son

Recepies and Directions for the above will be forthcoming within this coming week.

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