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When: Sunday, February 24, at 2:00 pm (set-up will begin around 1:30 pm)

Where: Bataan Park, near the intersection of Lomas and Carlisle in Albuquerque, NM.

What: With few exceptions, such as Mountain Haven Kindred, the local Heathen community does not typically have open rituals. Please join the Heathen Council of New Mexico for its first ever blot open to the public. We will be honoring , one of the more important goddesses in Heathenry. is a goddess of winter, of skiing, of the hunt, and of vengeance and reconciliation, among many other things.

After the leader of the blot announces the purpose of the ritual and hails the powers of the seasons, there will be at least one round of open hails. While it is most appropriate to hail the goddess for whom the blot is being held, other powers, such as her kin among the gods (including Njord, Frey, and Frejya), one’s ancestors, and/or the wights of the land, are also appropriate subjects of hails. If desired, small offerings, like the recitation of poetry or individual libations, may also be made. After the open hails, a libation will be poured.

Pot-luck snacks to follow; snack-type finger food to be shared that does not have to be kept warm is most welcome, though not required.

This is an alcohol-free event; fruit juice will be provided for the open round of hails. Participants are encouraged to bring their own favorite horns, mugs, or other drinking vessels, but paper cups will also be provided.

Also, this is an outside event in February, so please dress accordingly.

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