Sunday, September 25, 2:30-6:30pm, Highbanks Metro Park [Mansion Shelter], 9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, Ohio

Join Three Cranes Grove as we celebrate the Autumn Equinox at the Mansion Shelter at Highbanks Metro Park! This ritual is free, public, and open to all.

While our ritual activities begin with conviviality at 2:30pm and continue with a potluck after the rite, the ritual is scheduled for 3:30pm sharp (or as close as we can manage).

Autumn Equinox is Three Cranes Grove’s anniversary rite — this year marks our twentieth anniversary as a grove! At this rite we swear in new officers, we recite our grove’s epic poem, “Clutiā Trion Garanonon,” and we praise Teutates, the Gaulish god of the tribe. Teutates is a multi-faceted figure, more a title than an identity, and (as we traditionally sing) he is “known to each of us in our own way” — some Three Cranes Grove members see Teutates as the god Esus, others as our beloved Crane-spirit Garanus, yet others as various deities and spirits from across the Indo-European cultures. No matter how we see Teutates, our understandings and our praise are bound together by our appreciation for the way he shelters and nurtures our communities.

If you can’t make it in-person, we’d still love to see you via Zoom.

Hosted by Three Cranes Grove, ADF.


Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 2:30pm

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