Baunadulþs

Information

  • Name Meaning: From the reconstructed Gothic word *bauno (“bean”) + the attested Gothic word dulþs (“festival”).
  • Date: The new moon of Baunamenoþs.
  • Deities Honored: Auzandil and Aibandil, land spirits.
  • Purpose: To thank Auzandil and Aibandil for Their gifts of agriculture and medicine, and for Their constant protection. To thank the land spirits for their partnership and protection, as well.
  • Offerings: Beans.
  • Associated myth: The Goths build the Kingdom of Toulouse, where they thrive and flourish. Auzandil and Aibandil, the sons of Teiws, go to each family and teach them how to farm the land. They instruct the people on medicinal herbs, how to grow and harvest them, and how to transform them into life-saving medicines.

Suggested Activities

Worshipers can eat meals cooked with beans and can throw beans around their homes and properties (if applicable) to drive away malevolent entities. These activities can be done solo or in a group.

Prayers

Listed below are some example prayers. You can choose the one you like or write your own.

Simple Prayer

I welcome You, Auzandil. I welcome You, Aibandil.
We learned how to cultivate the land from You,
and how to heal our sick with life-saving medicine.
O Horse Twins, may You guard my home and property.
In thanks, I give You this offering in love and adoration.

Poetic Prayer

I welcome You, Auzandil!
I welcome You, Aibandil!
Shining Battle-Brothers,
Heralds of Dawn and Dusk!
The brave sons of Teiws
and celestial Laguhwaþo!

I welcome You, Horse Twins!
Wisest of healers,
skilled in medicine.
Bright are Your blades
like burning stars against
Your mother’s night.
We learned how to cultivate
the land from You,
with axe and plough,
with seed and scythe.
Receive these gifts,
O Auzandil and Aibandil,
that I freely give to You.
May You safeguard
my home and property.

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