In many parts of the Celtic world—as well as among some of its neighbors—the sacred time around the Winter Solstice includes a procession involving the effigy of a horse traveling house to house, searching… This is the Great Horse Goddess, whose role as fertile Earth Mother has been challenged by the cold and dark. The Goddess—Epona, in our working—has given birth to the Child of Light—Lugus—who will grow and establish a new time of warmth and bright days. Yet this newborn has been lost or stolen or hidden. The Mother would find and protect her child; she searches, searches…
Inis Úll – Apple Isle Grove, ADF cordially invites you to our Yule High Day rite: Deuoriuos Riuri: Epona’s Search for the Child of Light. The rite will take place on Sunday, December 21st, 5p.m. at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave, 16th Floor, Room 16i.
We shall travel with Epona, aiding her as she visits three special houses: the Fire, the Well and the Tree. What shall we discover within them?
Please bring offerings for the Great Goddess Epona and any of the other Continental Celtic Kindreds you wish to honor. What makes a good offering? Perhaps some food or drink, a poem or song or piece of art, an oath… Allow inspiration to guide you!
The grove will be asking for donations ten dollars per person to cover the cost of the rental space. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds – your participation is more valuable than cash!