ritual to honor harvests of all sorts! GOG held a mini Teltown Fair
honoring Tailtiu, the foster mother of Lugh, and the harvest-hero Lugh
himself. 30 attended. As part of the fair atmosphere, we hauled out
a whole bunch of our old grove props from previous rituals: tall giant,
fiery dragon, costumes, spears, swords, hats, helmets, horned guys,
sun wheels, blindfolds, horse, dead horse, other farm animals, signs,
and wells we have used, trees we have used, fires we have used, and
icons for ancestors, nature spirits, and gods and goddesses, all in
a very organized jumble. Many thanks to those who organized it all!'
Quite a collection. Each person invoking had to pick a prop to invoke
with. With all this, many of the invocations and much of the praise
was directed toward the grove itself. Fortunately, the rainy weather
broke, with Hurricane Bill cycling off the coast, and we were able to
have the ritual outdoors. It turned out to be a relaxed and fun ritual.
Tailtu was invoked as an earth mother who died to clear her land for
human use, breaking her heart. Lugh was invoked to bless us with the
skills we might need. Lots of cool praise. Our omen, from the entrails
of a BLT smashed against the world tree: "Things are bigger and
go farther than you think; when life hands you lemons, make lemon chiffon
pie." Also, from Pattie's Lugh deck: "You may spend your whole
life trying to decipher the meaning of this card." Karl and Marc
were our kitchen witches for this ritual.