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Alas, again the wind did blow

In a glass of wine, you fell

Swallowed by Etar, the pregnant queen,

You were reborn again.

Oh Aengus, you took care of her

And finally brought her home

Your love and honor brought her through

And now she has returned.

So at this time of rebirth

As the sun warms the earth

We honor you, oh sweet Etain

And Aengus, your hero true.

Etain, Aengus; Accept our offerings!

The People say:  Accept our offerings!  Bíodh sé amhlaidh! (bee shay ow lee) So be it!

PRAISE OFFERINGS

Presiding Druid:

It is now time for us to make offerings of praise, poetry or song to the Kindreds, to Etain and Aengus, or your own Patrons.  As the wreath is passed to you, you may make a silent offering, or you may offer silver to the Well, sing songs of praise, recite poetry, dance, or do whatever you feel would please the Kindreds most.  You may also choose to make a donation to the Grove by placing it on the altar.  Children of the Earth, as the spirit moves you, make your Praise Offerings.

Sacrificer makes the first offering, then hands the wreath to someone in the circle, who then passes it to the next person, until it goes all the way around.

THE PRAYER OF OFFERINGS

When all offerings have been completed, and Sacrificer again holds the wreath, Presiding Druid says:

O Beautiful Etain, O Young Lord Aengus MacOg,

O Noble, Ancient and Shining Ones!  

Offerings have we made through the Well, Fire and Tree!  And now our joy, love and reverence have filled this Wreath of Praise!  

May our piety increase in your magic,

May our courage increase your power

And may our fertile creativity

show the world your abundance.

Mighty Kindreds, accept our offering!

People: Mighty Kindreds, accept our offering!

Sacrificer offers the wreath to the fire.

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