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Thanks to all who came and attended Lughnasadh on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 6pm. The sabbat kicked off with the usual preparations of cleaning the temple site, pine cone, and doggie poo sweeps, and set up. A pre ritual crafting activity took place with several society members making Corn Mothers. At this time of harvest of the grains, corn or maize as it was known in South America, was the sustaining grain for the peoples there. The Corn Mother was believed to be the responsible for production and care of her peoples through providing corn. Since this is a crop Lughnasadh, it was appropriate to make and decorate them to her and to Lugh.

The ritual began with the usual open rites and cleansing rituals. A few special items decorated the altar including a Lughnasadh corn designed table cloth made by Woman Between the Wolves, a corn chalice, a black phallus candle, and the crowning center item a Lugh painting of Lugh lying against a hill side with an erect uncut phallus of acrylic on canvas done by Kurt Shoopman in Kentucky. ¬†Other items included seasonal flowers, branches, penis bread, and the first fruits of the harvest. Lugh and his consort Cernunnos spoke to the guests. Afterwards people enjoyed special cheese and chive penis bread made by Woman Between the Wolves and said what they were grateful for at this time of thanksgiving. President Muad’Dib performed a druid rite to Sul, after which he performed Celtic reels on the violin, honoring Lugh, Cernunnos, and Sul. Other offerings, libations, and blessing were performed by the society members including a blessing of a Ganesh painting and a wood burned Ingvas. Iyata Bond blessed everyone with a Lughnasadh oil made by her for the occasion.

The feasting included an organic blueberry cobbler made by Cheyanne Opheiknes, roasted vegetables and hamburgers. All in all, a wonderful time!

Lughnasadh 2013, Corn Dolly, Saturday, August 3, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Lugnasadh 2013, Ritual area, Saturday, August 3, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Lugnasadh 2013. Lunar Oak Spirit (l) and Cheyanne Opheikens in ritual area, Saturday, August 3, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Lughnasadh 2013, Lugh painting acrylic on canvas by Kurt Shoopman, harvest offerings to Lugh, Saturday, August 3, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Lughnasadh 2013, Main altar center, Patrick Lucero (l), Saturday, August 3, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Lughnasadh 2013, Main altar with penis bread, harvest, and corn offerings, Saturday, August 3, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Lughnasadh 2013, East altar with Thoth, Saturday, August 3, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

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Lughnasadh 2013, South altar with Triple Brigid with Aragnotie egg, Saturday, August 3, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Lughnasadh 2013, West altar with Hades, Saturday, August 3, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Lughnasadh 2013, North altar with tree goddess with plate of dirt, Saturday, August 3, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

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Lughnasadh 2013, People lined up to enter ritual area, Front to back: Piggy, Cheyanne Opheikens, Patrick Lucero, Lunar Oak Spirit, and Iyata Bond, Saturday, August 3, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Lughnasadh 2013, ritual area l to r: Cheyanne Opheikens, Iyata Bond, Patrick Lucero, Piggy, Lunar Oak Spirit, Saturday, August 3, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Lughnasadh 2013, View of south altar, Saturday, August 3, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Lughnasadh 2013, Muad’Dib, Saturday, August 3, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Lughnasadh 2013, Iyata Bond with penis bread, Saturday, August 3, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Lughnasadh 2013, Muad’Dib playing Celtic reels on his violin made by Romanian luthier Vasile Gliga, Saturday, August 3, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Lughnasadh 2013, Lunar Oak Spirit, Saturday, August 3, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Lughnasadh 2013, Muad’Dib presenting offerings to Lugh, Saturday, August 3, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Lughnasadh 2013, Woman Between the Wolves (l) and Iyata Bond, Saturday, August 3, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Lughnasadh 2013, Iyata Bond giving personal libation, Saturday, August 3, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

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