Dagos Funiskai

Information

  • Name Meaning: From the Gothic words dags (“day”) + funisks (“fiery”). Dagos Funiskai is plural, meaning “the burning days.”
  • Date: 9 days beginning on the full moon of Baunamenoþs.
  • Deities Honored: Þaibons, house spirits.
  • Purpose: To honor Þaibons as Keeper of the Hearth, and to thank the house spirits for their partnership and protection.
  • Offerings: Standard offerings.
  • Associated myth: Þaibons foresees the destruction of the Visigoths. She approaches Euric, brother to King Theodoric II, and shares Her vision with him, giving him instructions to right the course of his people’s fate. With Her blessing, he kills his brother, becoming king himself, and gains the independence from the Roman Empire that kings before him had sought for generations.

Suggested Activities

On the first day, worshipers clean their homes, wash laundry, throw out trash, and donate items they no longer want or need. They can also light a fire with the purpose of keeping it lit for the entire length of the festival.

Worshipers can continue cleaning their homes throughout the festival period as needed but must finish before the final day.

On the final day, worshipers can decorate their homes with yellow flowers. It is on this day that they give offerings to Þaibons and the house spirits. If they kept a fire lit for the duration of the holiday, they can put it out after giving offerings.

Prayers

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

Simple Prayer

I welcome You, Þaibons, Prophetess, Greatest of Gods.
You wield the keys to every door that keeps our homes sacred.
We flock to Your blazing fire, our beacon of hope and life.
O Hearth-Guardian, may Your flame burn forever for mankind.
In thanks, I give You this offering in love and adoration.

Poetic Prayer

I welcome You, Þaibons!
O Prophetess,
You stand guard before
the portal between
humans and the divine.

I welcome You, Þaibons!
Radiant Queen, and
wife of kingly Fairguneis!
The hearth You tend is
the hearth of humanity.
You wield the keys to every door
that keeps our homes sacred,
that makes houses into sanctuaries.
We flock to Your blazing fire,
that wondrous beacon of hope and life.
Receive these gifts, O Þaibons,
warden of the heart of man,
that I freely give to you.
May Your flame burn for us
until our final days.

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