Milukadags

Information

Name Meaning: From the Gothic words miluks (“milk”) + dags (“day”).
Date: The new moon of Milukamenoþs.
Deities Honored: Milukaiþei.
Activities: Reidarjos celebrate the mythic birth of humanity from the womb of Milukaiþei. Celebrants give offerings to Her, and also share milk drinks with each other. On this day, Reidarjos give gifts of appreciation to the people they acknowledge as their mothers, whether they are blood related or not.
Offerings: Milk, grains, salt.
Associated myth: While helping his daughter Theodegotha prepare for her escape to Spain, Theodoric reminds her to make offerings to Milukaiþei. He recounts the tale of the birth of humanity. Together, they beseech the Goddess to protect both Theodegotha and her infant son Amalaric.

Prayers

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

Simple Prayer

I welcome You, Milukaiþei, Mother of Humanity, Great Goddess of Life!
You crafted the soul of humanity and birthed us from Your womb.
We sing Your praises in gratitude for Your compassion and love.
O Soul-Weaver, may You help me thrive as a child of the world.
In thanks, I give You this offering in love and adoration.

Poetic Prayer

I welcome You, Milukaiþei!
Mother of Humanity!
Great Goddess of Life!
Guardian of children,
of parents, and pregnancies.

I welcome You, Milukaiþei!
O Soul-Weaver,
Keeper of the Lake!
Together with Þaibons,
You crafted the soul of humanity
and birthed us from Your womb.
We sing Your praises and
heap offerings onto Your altars,
burning incense in eternal gratitude
for Your compassion and love.
Receive these gifts, O Milukaiþei,
Most Powerful One of Creation,
that I freely give to You.
May You help me thrive
as a child of the world.

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