Charming of the Plow
February 20 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
” Rise, land, from slumbering, Creator’s grass from sleeping! Let stem grow stems, and stalks grow stalks. Send up shoots by the thousand, spread sprouts by the hundred as a result of my plowing, my sowing, especially of my toil.”The Kalevala
This ancient ritual is probably one of the oldest known in Germanic / Scandinavian history. When the first farmers started to plow the soil and plant crops, they began to pray to the Gods and Goddesses, and give them offerings, for the soil to be rich and fertile and the crops they produce to be abundant. Back then they worked not with technology but with their hands and their accumulated knowledge of the seasons, the soil, and the crops they planted.
To thank the Gods, Goddesses and Land Wights, we should ” put back” an offering of what we took from the land the year before. This should be in the form of something made from grains. Bread, cakes, cookies, or even wheat germ Meditate upon your dependence on the soil, and crumble upon the earth a piece of bread as you call upon Odin, Frigga and the Land Spirits to heal the Earth and keep it from harm.
The Gothar will have some plants and seeds for ritual so you can participate in the fertility of this ritual. Remember to bring your gardening tools or seeds to be blessed for this coming spring. Also bring any tools that helps you make money so we can bless them for your prosperity!
We’ll gathering at 5:30 pm and have a feast of the bounty of this earth around 6:00 pm, later we’ll have ritual and give thanks to this marvelous planet we live on.
Please bring a food to share and if you can a donation to the mead fund.
Remember to bring a picture or item of your ancestors. We’ll have an ancestral altar for the Sumbel.
Northern Wisdom Kindred of Utah and Asatru Utah is a Non incorporated religious organization. All food and mead are provided by the kindred and all donations are gladly accepted, be it currency or mead!
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