Nov 1 – All Elders Day
- Drinking tea with an “Elder”
It doesn’t have to be tea, it can be any ritual beverage or libation. We recommend Elderberry.
“Elder” is subjective, typically an older relative, but could also be an older member of the community, a favorite boulder or tree, or a place in your township with very old things (a monument). It could also be an ancestor or teacher who was important to you or your family, whose picture or stories you have.
Traditionally, the drink contains seven drops of either melted snow, rainwater, or dew collected from the leaves of a hawthorn tree, but this is totally optional.
- Creating antlers out of branches and wearing them while meditating.
- Play the “Anthuor’s Antlers” Game, found at https://medium.com/quatrian-folkways/anthuors-antlers-34faac5e6c6c
- Prior to retiring, reading or reciting the second part of the Myrja Majona (a copy can be found online at http://www.timboucher.ca/2019/09/myrga-majona/).
Helmoquinth, Anthuor! We hope you’ll share your All Elders Day activities with us on social media using the hashtag #13LiminalNights.
Read more about the #13LiminalNights here.