Eponosdulþs

Information

Name Meaning: From the Goddess Epona and the Gothic word dulþs (“feast, celebration”).
Date: The full moon of Uhtwomenoþs.
Deities Honored: Epona.
Activities: Reidarjos celebrate the victory of the ancient Goths over their oppressors, the Romans. Families and friends hold feasts, and Reidarjos give offerings to Epona. Celebrants decorate an idol of a horse and hold a procession for it around their home, neighborhood, or town.
Offerings: Salt.
Associated myth: While warring against their Roman oppressors, the king Fritigern makes an offering of salt to Epona — not just for victory, but for a fertile land and prosperous future for his people.

Prayers

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

Simple Prayer

I welcome You, Epona, Horse Mother, Lady of Grain.
By Your hand, trees bear fruit and mares give birth.
When we hungered, You brought us food to eat.
O Fertile Goddess, may You bless me with abundance.
In thanks, I give You this offering in love and adoration.

Poetic Prayer

I welcome You, Epona!
Mother of Horses!
Goddess of Abundance!
You sow the grain
that feeds mankind.

I welcome You, Epona!
Patron of the shepherd
and guardian of his flock.
By Your hand, trees bear fruit,
bees make golden honey,
and mares give birth to foals.
Thanks to You, we can
grow our own food,
cook our own meals,
feed our own families.
Receive these gifts, O Epona,
Goddess of fertile fields,
that I freely give to You.
May You bless me with
prosperity and abundance.

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