Midsummer

At Midsummer, we now have the world in full bloom. The early harvests of the year are starting to come back into the larder, the animals are busy fattening up as quickly as possible, the streams are flowing smoothly, the fields are growing, and all seems light and warm.

As with other solstices, we celebrate this rite in the Norse culture, with particular attention to the Aesir deities Sif and Thor.

Ritual Script

Video of a Midsummer Ritual

Photos of Past Midsummers

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The Omen
The Omen
Taking the Omen
Taking the Omen
Reverence in Ritual
Reverence in Ritual
The Blessing
The Blessing
Making an offering
Making an offering
Making an offering
Making an offering
Making an offering
Making an offering
Making an offering
Making an offering
The Folk
The Folk
Making Offerings
Making Offerings
Making an offering
Making an offering
Introducing the Ritual
Introducing the Ritual
Introducing the Ritual
Introducing the Ritual
The Procession
The Procession
Images of Freyr and Freya
Images of Freyr and Freya
Closing the Gates
Closing the Gates
The Blessing
The Blessing
Taking the Omen
Taking the Omen
Burning the First Fruits Sacrifice
Burning the First Fruits Sacrifice
The Final Sacrifice in a Ceremonial Longship
The Final Sacrifice in a Ceremonial Longship
Preparing the Final Sacrifice
Preparing the Final Sacrifice
Making an offering
Making an offering
The Offering Table
The Offering Table
Drumming and Chanting in Ritual
Drumming and Chanting in Ritual
Making an offering
Making an offering
Making an offering
Making an offering
Making an offering
Making an offering
Opening the Gates
Opening the Gates
Preparing to Open the Gate
Preparing to Open the Gate
Statement of Purpose
Statement of Purpose
Offering for Inspiration
Offering for Inspiration
Offering to the Outdwellers
Offering to the Outdwellers
Offering to the Earth Mother
Offering to the Earth Mother
Introducing the Ritual
Introducing the Ritual
The Hammer Rite
The Hammer Rite
The Hallows
The Hallows
Fellowship
Fellowship
It was a pleasant day for socializing and relaxing at Tredara.
The Omen
The Omen
Ooops, still had oghams in the box and no runes. 'Twas a good omen all the same.
Invocation to Thor
Invocation to Thor
An invocation is made to Thor, with a large horn of ale ready as an offering.
Opening the Gates
Opening the Gates
Ian &Liafal ask Heimdall to open the gates.
The Hallows
The Hallows
The Elder Nemeton at Tredara has served us well since Summer Solstice 1996.
Start of the Procession
Start of the Procession
Join us as we cross the stream and follow the path through the woods to our Nemeton.

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