Spring Equinox

At the time of the spring equinox, the land is in the season of early planting. The sun is now back to being present the majority of the time, the world is warming, plant life is just starting to sprout, and many animals are beginning to enter their birthing season.

Stone Creed Grove has approached this time with an interest in a wide variety of Indo-European traditions and pantheons. The script listed below is one such example, focusing on Hellenic (Greek) traditions, honoring Persephone Kore returning from the underworld to bring spring, and Dionysos at the time of the first fruit from the vine.

Ritual Script

Video of a Spring Equinox Ritual

Photos of Past Spring Equinox Rituals

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The Hallows
The Offering Table
Pre-ritual Meditation
Purifying the Ritual Space
Egg Dyeing
Offering to the Fire
The Omen
Colored Eggs
Taking the Omen
A Corn Doll
Making an offering
Honoring the Hallows
A Corn Doll
Making an offering
Making an offering
Honoring the Hallows
Offering to the Outdwellers
Making an offering
Introducing the Ritual
Drumming
The Omen
Masked member
Egg Dyeing
Egg Dyeing
Post-ritual Fellowship
Sharing the Waters
The Blessing
Taking the Omen
Drumming
A Corn Doll
A Corn Doll
Making Offerings
Making an offering
Making an offering
Making an offering
Honoring the Hallows
Making an offering
Processional
Masked member
The Hallows
Post-ritual Fellowship
The Omen
Thanking the Spirits
Thanking the Spirits
The Blessing
Taking the Omen
Ian and Sue sing a praise offering
Making an offering
Making an offering
Making an offering
Opening the Gates
Honoring the Hallows
Making an offering
Placing Colored Eggs
The Hallows
Setting up
The Omen
The Blessing
Taking the Omen
Making an offering
Making an offering
Offering to the Kindreds
Offering to the Kindreds
Offering to the Kindreds
Introducing the Ritual
The Hallows
Egg Dyeing
Behold the Waters of Life!
Offering eggs
Stephanie the dark and Miss Allisun make offerings of gaily decorated eggs
Opening the Gates
The Hallows
The StoneCreed Grove hallows for Spring Equinox 2004.
Sharing the Waters
Calling for the Blessing
Pre-ritual Meditation
The Grove gathers to connect to earth and sky.
Colored Eggs
That's the problem with StoneCreed Grove, it's lousy with colored eggs.
The Omen
The Spring Equinox 2004 Omen for Stone Creed Grove.
Hallowing the Waters
Pre-Ritual Briefing
The pre-ritual briefing begins.
Egg Dyeing
Decorating eggs prior to the Rite.
Post-ritual Fellowship
Grove members Dawn & Phil engaged in a little post feast relaxarama.
Post-ritual Fellowship
The usual post ritual schmoozing...
The Omen
The Grove Omen for the Equinox Season.
The Hallows
The Grove Hallows for our 14th (or so) Spring Equinox Rite.
Drumming
Post-ritual drumming
Post-ritual drumming
Pre-Ritual Briefing
Pre-Ritual Fellowship
The Hallows
The Hallows
The ever popular, ubiquitous picture of our Grove Hallows.
Homebrew
Stone Creed's official BrewMeister, AJ. Soon it will be time for us to brew more Stone Creed Mead.
Egg Dyeing
Chris and the Rev. Golden Puma seemingly enjoying the egg dyeing a little too much...
Fellowship of the Folk
No, not a band of ruffians, these stout Stone Creed lads are enjoying the mild weather after the Rite. (from left: Jay, Matt, Ian, Dennis & AJ)
The Omen
The Grove Omen for the Spring Equinox.
Epona
Epona, the young Earth Mother, rests comfortably in our Grove.
The Offering Bowl and Well
The offering bowl and the Well, filled with offerings.
Bread Epona
Epona was the Goddess of the day, represented here by the marvelous Bread Horse that was crafted by Marae.
Father and son
It's been a pleasure watching couples turn into families. Darrin (left) has been an invaluable member since the beginning. His young 'un came a little later.
Drumming
Despite the chill, the congregation was rife with spring fever.
The Hallows
Of course, the ubiquitous Grove Hallows picture.
Images handfasted
Images were blessed and handfasted as part of the mystery. Llew (left) & Bloduewedd.
Leading the rite
When not performing as Dreams on Fire, Marae & Richard harmonize just as well as a ritual team.

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