Calendar of the Sun for August 10th

Calendar of the Sun

10 Weodmonath

Oats And Maize Day

Color: Brown
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon a brown cloth set a scythe, a basket of unthreshed oat stalks, ears of corn and cornstalks, a clay jug of milk, a loaf of cornbread or cornmeal flatbread, and a bowl of oatmeal.
Offering: Give food to the poor.
Daily Meal: Oatmeal and oat flour cookies.

Oats And Maize Invocation

(Pass the milk around, and pour the remainder out as a libation.)

I sing the praises of oats!
Fed to the horses in England
But fed to the warriors of Scotland,
Porridge that fills the belly
Of the men with the woad paint
For thousands of years.
You grow in the cold, wet mud
Where wheat cannot stand.
You are forgiving of foul weather,
Bringing forth each feathery oat-baby
To be devoured by us.
I sing the praises of oats!

(Pass the oatmeal around until it is eaten.)

I sing the praises of Maize,
Great corn of the North Continent,
Yellow, white, red, blue, and black,
Colors of the four directions
And the center of spirit,
Whose name means “Life” –
I sing the praises of Maize.

Song: Corn Rigs

[Pagan Book of Hours]