Lughnassadh

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

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Lughnassadh Games: Tug of War
Lughnassadh Games: Tug of War
The Omen
The Victorious Champion
Opening the Gates
Lughnassadh Games: Poetry
The Omen
Taking the Omen
Slaying Balor
The Morrigan as a Corn Doll
Making an offering
Making an offering
A.J. Leading the Rite
A.J. Leading the Rite
Champion A.J.
Lughnassadh Games: Poetry
Lughnassadh Games: Poetry
Lughnassadh Games: Staff Wrestling
Lughnassadh Games: Staff Wrestling
Post-ritual feast preparation
Post-ritual feasting
The Omen
The Final Sacrifice
Lugh and the Morrigan Bound
Lugh and the Morrigan Bound
The Blessing
Taking the Omen
Making an offering
The Wedding of Morrigan and Lugh
Slaying Balor
Slaying Balor
Singing during the Slaying of Balor
The Final Sacrifice
Annointing the Spear of Lugh
The Spear of Lugh
The Morrigan as a Corn Doll
Offering to the Morrigan
Offering to the Deities
Offering to the Sidhe
Honoring the Hallows
Offering to the Well
Introducing the Ritual
Offering to the Outdwellers
Offering to Inspiration
Offering to the Earth Mother
The Hallows
Blowing the Horn to Call the Folk
A.J. Demonstrating the Spear
The New Champion, A.J.
Lughnassadh Games: Staff Wrestling, A.J. Victorious
Watching the Lughnassadh Games
Warrior Resting Between Rounds
Lughnassadh Games: Staff Wrestling
Watching the Lughnassadh Games
Lughnassadh Games: Staff Wrestling
Lughnassadh Games: Staff Wrestling
The Omen
Post-ritual Fellowship
Lugh and the Morrigan Bound
Slaying Balor
Calling for the Blessing
In Ritual
Making an offering
Opening the Gates
Offering to the Earth Mother
Introducing the Ritual
The Hallows
Warriors Showing Off
Warriors Showing Off
Warriors Showing Off
Saturday Evening Ritual
Lughnassadh Games: Lawn Bowling
The Blessing
Slaying Balor
Honoring the Hallows
Lughnassadh Games: Tug of War
Lughnassadh Games: Tug of War
The Omen
The Victorious Champion
Opening the Gates
Lughnassadh Games: Poetry
The Omen
Taking the Omen
Slaying Balor
The Morrigan as a Corn Doll
Making an offering
Making an offering

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