Calendar of the Sun for August 2

Calendar of the Sun

2 Weodmonath

Barley Day

Color: Brown
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon a brown cloth set a clay jug of beer, a bowl of barley porridge, a sickle, and a sheaf of barley.
Offerings: Give food to the poor.
Daily Meal: Cooked barley porridge.

Barley Invocation

I sing the praises of grain,
That which sustained our foremothers
That which strengthened our foremothers
That which fed all children’s hungry mouths
That which multiplies from the earth,
Giving back more than we give in turn.
I sing the praises of the sacrifice
That is cut down
That we may live.

(The jug of beer is passed around, and the last of it poured out as a libation.)

I sing the praises of Barley,
Growing in the footsteps of Frey
Cut down in the body of Ing
Brewed to make the drink
That makes hearts high and warms the family circle
Grain of companionship,
Grain of Rune of Sacrifice,
I sing the praises of Barley.

(The bowl of barley is passed around, and the last of it poured out as a libation.)

Song: John Barleycorn

[Pagan Book of Hours]