Raven Kindred South Calendar

Raven Kindred has a regular schedule of holidays, some that are traditional, some that are specific to the Kindred, and one or two we have gotten from other groups. This is a template or a guide to the year's events. In any given year, we may not have all these events, or we may add new events as circumstances dictate.

Some people have expressed surprise that we have a core calendar that we work from, to their mind, this lacks a certain amount of spontaneity. Quite honestly, we've found that spontaneity has this unfortunate tendency to turn into things not happening. When you wait until everyone in the group is moved to hold on Odin blot on a particular occasion, you tend to end up not holding the Odin blot at all. On the other hand, if an Odin blot is the official blot of the month, but everyone agrees beforehand that they'd rather do a Freya blot instead, there is always the freedom to revamp the schedule.

Over the years, we have written meditations, blots, and exercises specific to each holiday, some of which are linked to this page. Feel free to utilize these materials in your personal practice, our one request is that these materials not be published without asking permission.

Please e-mail us for more up to date information and/or directions. Events typically begin at 3:00-3:30pm and last through the evening and include a feast. Newcomers are welcome at any or all events.

January 1st weekend--Frig's Distaff--Celebration of Frigga and the home (Trad.1/2)

February 1st weekend--Disting--Celebration of Freya and the Disir (Trad. 2/14)

Click here to visit the Freya hof.

March 1st weekend--Founding of the World. Celebration of Odin, Vili, and Ve*
3/21--Summer Finding - Celebration of the Goddess Ostara. Also a celebration of the Raven Kindred's founding, Spring Equinox 1991.

Click here for an Ostara Meditation.

April 1st weekend--Alfarblot. Sacrifice to the elves and nature spirits (traditionally celebrated as part of Disting)

May 1st weekend--May Day/Walpurgis. Celebration of spring which we dedicate to Njord and Nerthus. (Trad. 5/1)

June 1st weekend--Festival of Mead dedicated to Aegir and also to Bygvir and Beyla*
3/21 Summer Solstice--Dedicated to Sunna, Goddess of the Sun

July 1st weekend--Blot in honor of Baldr*

August 1st weekend--Freyfaxi, first harvest and celebration of Frey and his horse (Trad. 8/1)

September 1st weekend--Discovery of the Runes, celebration of Odin as the God of Wisdom
9/21 Winter Finding--Disirblot (Disirblot traditionally 10/13-10/15)

Click here for a basic rune ritual.

October 1st weekend--Tyrblot, celebration of Justice and Honor. (Supreme Court session begins 1st Monday in October)*

November 1st weekend--Einjerhar, celebration of war-dead and Ragnarok Dedicated to Odin and Freya (Trad. 11/11--Armistice Day)

Click here for an article on The Einherjar, Odin's Choosen
Click here for an Einherjar Exercise

December 1st weekend--Winterblot, dedicated to Skadi and/or Ullr*
12/21--Yule, multiday festival dedicated to Thor et al (Traditionally a festival lasting from the Mother Night 12/21 to New Years Day)

Yule In Iceland (Web page is about the modern Icelandic Christmas, but there's material of interest to Heathens.)

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