• Name Meaning: From the Goddess Sauil and the Gothic word dulþs (“feast, celebration”).
  • Date: The new moon of Sunnamenoþs.
  • Deities Honored: Sauil.
  • Purpose: To celebrate the Goddess Sauil and all of Her glory and light on this day, with offerings given to Her at sunset.
  • Offerings: The first serving of the Sauilisdulþs feast.
  • Associated myth: Upon Euric’s death, Sauil visits the infant Alaric II and promises that he will grow up into a valiant warrior and beloved king. She gives him Her favor, so long as he never strays from Her light.

Suggested Activities

Worshipers can eat a meal that includes the three sacred foods: milk, bread, and horse meat. If unable to obtain or eat these foods, substitutes are allowed. Worshipers can also decorate their homes with lights after the sun has set. If celebrating in a group, worshipers can feast and drink together.

This holiday is an auspicious time to give birth, to name babies, and for young children to receive blessings of protection and prosperity.


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

Simple Prayer

I welcome You, Sauil, Lady of the Sun, Fire of the Heavens.
You bless the world with Your unmatched brilliance.
The fire, the drought, the light, and the glory are Yours.
O Traveler, may You bring joy and warmth into my life.
In thanks, I give You this offering in love and adoration.

Poetic Prayer

I welcome You, Sauil!
Lady of the Sun,
Fire of the Heavens!
You bless the world
with Your brilliance.

I welcome You, Sauil!
O Unconquerable One,
Traveler of the Skies.
The heat of summer is Yours,
the fire and the drought,
the light and the glory.
We praise You for Your gifts:
the fruits of the earth,
our health and happiness,
victory and peace.
Receive these gifts, O Sauil,
shining jewel of the sky,
that I freely give to You.
May You bring me
joy and warmth.

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