Inis Ull/Apple Isle Grove Summer Solstice Ritual Celebration

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Come join Inis Ull Apple Island Grove for our Summer Solstice Ritual. We will call upon Apollo the Greek Sun God, whose arrows bring plague as well as healing. We will appeal to Apollo for healing and health as we face the global pandemic of Covid19.

A paean is an ancient song/poem or ritual offered to the god to appeal for healing and give praise and thanks. According to the Ancient Greeks, plague comes from humans incurring the wrath of the Gods. Our paean is an offering to Apollo to appease him and ask him for help to overcome this pandemic.

Ancient Greeks offered Apollo a hecatomb (a hundred ox sacrificed). We wont’ be able to do that, but we can offer up songs, poems, dance, speeches....etc in honor of the Sun God. We look the 9 Muses for inspiration:

Colliope (Epic Poetry) Clio (History) Erato (Love Poetry) Euterpe (Music) Melpomene (Tragedy) Polyhymnia (Hymns) Terpsecore (Dance) Thalia (Comedy) Urania (Atronomy)

So bring something inspired by the muses to offer to Apollo (or what ever offerings you feel is appropriate). Also bring an orange, mandarin, piece of fruit, honey or something sacred to Sun God to receive the blessings.

We usually meet on the Great Hill in Central Park, but due to the Covid19 pandemic, we will do our ritual on Zoom

We'll meet Saturday June 20, 2020 at 2pm EST

Our next ritual is Lughnasadh on August 2 at 2:00pm. Mark your calendars.

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