Lughnassadh is the time of turning from the growing season to the harvest season. The heat of the summer is at its most intense, and will begin to wane throughout the next few months.

For Stone Creed Grove, this is one of our major Celtic rites, a time to specifically honor two of the Celtic warrior deities, Morrigan and the holiday’s namesake Lugh. Prior to the ritual proper, those who choose to participate compete in a series of games designed to test warrior skill and ability, and from those games a worthy champion is chosen to carry the spear of Lugh (shown above in ritual) for the upcoming year. The rite focuses on ritually marrying the heroic Lugh to the sovereignty of the land as represented by Morrigan, patroness of heroes.

Ritual Script

Video of a Lughnassadh Ritual

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Photos of Past Lughnassadhs

The OmenTaking the OmenSlaying BalorThe Morrigan as a Corn DollMaking an offeringMaking an offeringA.J. Leading the RiteA.J. Leading the RiteChampion A.J.Lughnassadh Games: PoetryLughnassadh Games: PoetryLughnassadh Games: Staff WrestlingLughnassadh Games: Staff WrestlingPost-ritual feast preparationPost-ritual feastingThe OmenThe Final SacrificeLugh and the Morrigan BoundLugh and the Morrigan BoundThe BlessingTaking the OmenMaking an offeringThe Wedding of Morrigan and LughSlaying BalorSlaying BalorSinging during the Slaying of BalorThe Final SacrificeAnnointing the Spear of LughThe Spear of LughThe Morrigan as a Corn DollOffering to the MorriganOffering to the DeitiesOffering to the SidheHonoring the HallowsOffering to the WellIntroducing the RitualOffering to the OutdwellersOffering to InspirationOffering to the Earth MotherThe HallowsBlowing the Horn to Call the FolkA.J. Demonstrating the SpearThe New Champion, A.J.Lughnassadh Games: Staff Wrestling, A.J. VictoriousWatching the Lughnassadh GamesWarrior Resting Between RoundsLughnassadh Games: Staff WrestlingWatching the Lughnassadh GamesLughnassadh Games: Staff WrestlingLughnassadh Games: Staff WrestlingThe OmenPost-ritual FellowshipLugh and the Morrigan BoundSlaying BalorCalling for the BlessingIn RitualMaking an offeringOpening the GatesOffering to the Earth MotherIntroducing the RitualThe HallowsWarriors Showing OffWarriors Showing OffWarriors Showing OffSaturday Evening RitualLughnassadh Games: Lawn BowlingThe BlessingSlaying BalorHonoring the HallowsLughnassadh Games: Tug of WarLughnassadh Games: Tug of WarThe OmenThe Victorious ChampionOpening the GatesLughnassadh Games: Poetry

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