A brilliant blog post by Alison Leigh Lilly 🙂
In the days of the ancient Celts, a devotee might have honored the gods of her people with a votive object — a torc, a piece of intricately-wrought jewelry, a small statue of a god or goddess, a bent silver coin — given in offering to the clear-running waters of a river or wellspring, or deposited in the murky waters of a marsh at a dedicated sacred site. In the same way, a warrior might have offered up his sword or shield, ritually broken to render it useless or perhaps forged specially to be a sacrifice, never to be used in battle.
But those days are gone. Read more HERE…
Reblogged this on Journey to the stars and commented:
So interesting. I was thinking today about doing a water offering to the sea as thanks for collecting stones. I didnt do it but then i read this. I may do it other time.
This is lovely! Maybe to be used as well for drinking or libations (those not always water:))?
Good idea! x