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Sunwait

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Various people within our kindred celebrate Sunwait differently, or not at all. Here we share with you how one family in the kindred does it. 'For many Heathens, Sunwait begins on the second Thursday of November, ending on the Thursday before the winter solstice in December. Most typically use the first six runes of the Elder Furthark, and follow translations of common prayer-poems . We have chosen to assign different runes to the six candles of Sunwait, reflecting themes of the season: First of Sunwait: Thurisaz Thanking Thor / Thunor for his protection and harvest this year, as we enter the Winter. Second of Sunwait: Kenaz Bringing Sunna's light inside, as we prepare for December. Third of Sunwait: Algiz Protection from the mischievous or malign spirits of winter. Fourth of Sunwait: Is Observing the cold season, listening out for the ancestors and evading the Wild Hunt. Fifth of Sunwait: Berkana Frigg, Baldr, & the Mistletoe; all that dies is reborn. Sixth of Sunwait: Sow

God Jul!

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On 13th December 2022 from 19:45pm our Kindred will be joining up with the Swansea Pagan Moot to celebrate the season at their annual Yule Ball. We will be offering a non-denominational ceremony containing some traditional Heathen elements that will hopefully appeal to the diverse paths of all people present. Some practical things: Please bring a lantern if you have one, as well as food to share. One part of the ceremony will be particularly noisy, and so we support those who might wish to step out of the room to avoid sensory overload. The room and toilets are located on the ground floor.  Under 16's are welcome with an accompanying adult (aspects of the ceremony might be a little daunting for young ones, so ask us if you are unsure). For more information, join Swansea Pagan Moot on Facebook or contact us.

Beltane Thanks

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Thank you to everyone who came to our Beltane event with Swansea Pagan Moot! We were blessed with wonderful weather in an enchanting location, cheerful community, much food and fire, and - of course - Swansea's particular brand of chaotic May Pole dancing...!   Thomas and Olivia were also Handfasted in the presence of community members, friends, landvaettir, ancestors, and the Gods. Thank you for being a part of it all!

Beltane Celebration, Camping (& Handfasting) May 2022

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On the 7th May 2022 we are hosting a moot Beltane celebration in a private wood near the Gower! This will involve a Beltane ceremony and camping for those who wish to stay the night. The Beltane ceremony will have heathen elements blended in with folk traditions (i.e. a May Pole). There will also be a Handfasting ceremony held between two of our community members, which will take place a short while after the Beltane ceremony. Beltane attendees aren't obliged to stay for this, but are welcome. For the purpose of safety, we won't advertise the location here, but please get in touch via the comment form at the bottom of this blog if you're interested, or apply to join the Swansea Pagan Moot FaceBook page. Information for the Beltane ceremony & location: There are several people who need to car-share - so please ask around! The event might not be suitable for young children, but please ask the organisers if you're unsure. There is shelter in case of rain, and multiple

Norse Anti-Racism 101

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Norse Anti-Racism 101 online class with Lux Heljadottir.  The live event is between 12:00-2:00AM on the 8th September, however the recording link will be available to ticket holders for 30 days after, meaning you can catch up when it suits you. Tickets at $20 and can be booked here .

Lammas Feast August 2021

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LAMMAS FEAST - 1st August 2021 This is open to members of the Swansea Pagan Moot. If you would like to join us, please get in touch and we will share the details with you. We will be able to social distance outside, though please only attend if you have been vaccinated*. For people's safety, and owing to Covid-19 rules, we will be meeting outdoors; for this reason, the location may not be as accessible as we would like. If you have any concerns please let us know! Disabled parking will be available nearby. Under 16's are welcome with a guardian. Please be aware that some attendees may be responsibly consuming alcohol. A note on Covid safety considerations As we will be outside we shouldn't need masks, though we do ask that people try to space out where possible. You can get free lateral flow tests the day before to check that you're relatively safe to socialise - order these in advance (or pick them up locally): https://gov.wales/get-rapid-lateral-flow-covid-19-tests-

2018-2019 Blots

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Freyja Kindred Blot 2018 Eostre Kindred & Moot Blot 2019  Beltane Kindred Blot 2019 Online Kindred & Moot Blot 2020