Adaððus Atenolucriâs (Rite of the Returning Moon)

Galatîs Litauiâs Gaulish Polytheism
Gaulish Polytheism Cernunnos

We use this interpretation of the Coligny Calendar for all our timekeeping as the Coligny Calendar is a sacred relic to us.
Galatîs Litauiâs is not a tradition itself; Rites are created by the Clery members of Drunemton.

  • These monthly rites/meetings are designed not to just talk business but to see the place everyone is at in their lives, talk about their troubles and achievements, and bring up concerns one has. The reason for meeting on the Atenolucrâ ” Returning Moon” (Last Quarter Moon) is symbolic of the renewing light to remember there always is a light guiding our way even in our darkest moments. This is to help us with a greater understanding of renewal in our life, that there is always renewal happening. So focusing on letting go of what was and transitioning into the next phase of completion. As this is paramount for the approaching birth of the Dubulucrâ (Dark Moon).
  • A small rite will lead by a Druið, Uatis, Bardoi, and Gutuatis. If there is none present, then the closest one in the Clergy present. A Uatis will do Celiâ (divination) (Gaulish Divination/ Gaulish Inspired) for the community and any individual members in private if they wish.
  • Our Adaððus Atenolucriâs has eight phases.
    • Pre-Opening of the Nemeton
    • Opening the Nemeton
    • Invocation
    • Brixtu
    • Naming
    • Transmutation of Thought
    • Celiâ (Divination)
    • Closing of the Nemeton
  • After the Adaððus Atenolucriâs we will hold our Condatis (Meeting)

Dates for Adaððus Atenolucriâs

Simiuisonna, 16
Equos, 16
Elembiuos, 15
Edrinios, 16

Adaððus AtenolucriâsThe Rite

Purification before the start.

Wash before rites always. This can be simply your hands and face.

*Note – Have a candle, and if you want to give an offering, you can if you would like, but the offerings are provided by the Clergy member doing the Rite. It is also recommended to meditate before the start of the rite.

Before opening the Nemeton

We honor the Matronās Deruonās as is proper.
“Oak Mothers”
“First Daughters of the Cosmos”
“Primal Sisters of Destiny”
“Weavers of the Unknown
and Knowers of the Woven”
“To you is apportioned the gifts of Life and Death, which are determined by the threads you spin, measure, and cut, and then weave those threads into the Tapestry of Destiny, our lives are interwoven with one another.”

“We give this offering to you before we establish our sacred nemeton, We thank you for bringing us together for this Great Rite.”

Offer something primal or in a primal manner involving Fire and Water.
A small cauldron filled with some water and a candle burning inside it. A piece of thread/yarn is held over the flame until it catches fire and then dropped into the water. This is a symbolic act to represent them and their function. The burning string represents the end of our lives, but then our souls fall into the cauldron of rebirth.

Opening the Nemeton

The Druið opens the Nemeton and calls on the Quarters.
The bell is rung 3 times. (This is to let all know a rite is about to take place.)
The Druið circles the outside boundaries of the Nemeton using a cedar bundle as an offering. As the Druið does this, the Druið calls on Rigonemetis to protect the boundaries of the nemeton. 

“Rigonemetis, mighty grove king, we ask for your protection and to establish the sacred boundaries of this Nemeton. Where I walk now becomes the sacred boundary under your mighty arm.”

The Druið enters the Nemeton. As the Druið circles, sacred herbs are sprinkled as an offering to Nemetona.

The Druið says, “A great rite is about to take place on this Atenolucrâ. Nemetona, will you grant us entrance under your sacred canopy within your Nemeton?”

(If yes, go on about the rite.
If no, stop.)

Light your sacred fire.

“Aidonâ, may you brighten and provide as you have since the beginning of time.

I take part of your flame and your illumination with me.”

Walk to the Are (East). “May we see your path, the path of Samos.”
Walk to the Dexsiuos (South). “May we see your path, the path between Samos and Giamos.”
Walk to the Eri (West). “May we see your path, the path of Giamos.”
Walk to the Tutos (North). “May we see your path, the path between Giamos and Samos.”
Walk to Medios ( the middle). “May this path always be illuminated, for this is the place all lay.”

The Druið then walks to the South and places an offering. “Through the Order of Aidus and the Chaos of Dubron exist harmony.”

The Druið walks to the North and places an offering. “Through the Chaos of Dubron and the Order of Aidus exist harmony.”
The Druið goes to the altar. “The flames of Aidus lay upon the surface of Dubron. Their union creates the flow of all that is and all that will be.”
“Belinos, watcher of the celestial fire in water, holder of order and chaos, may your eye guide and watch over us. As you are tasked with a great duty, we thank you.”

The Nemeton is now open.

Uatis: “We stand here before you, Lugrâ (Moon), as your light fades away and you become new again to bring us new light for the new path. May we remember that just as you go in and out of the darkness, so do we, and as you return from the dark, you bring with you new illumination. So may we take this time to understand that everything ends and begins again. So may we put our worries and troubles into your fading light to be transmuted with your coming light.”

Uediâ Carnonû

Druið: “We invoke Carnonos, In the borders, he sits watching and waiting.”
(Uatis leads the chant) “Carnonos, Carnonos, datiesti uta dassân.” [All] “Datiūmī uta dassais.”
Druið: “Mediator between the realms unseen
(Uatis leads the chant) “Carnonos, Carnonos, datiesti uta dassân.” [All] “Datiūmī uta dassais.”
Druið: “Great warden of the ways of the in-between
(Uatis leads the chant) “Carnonos, Carnonos, datiesti uta dassân.” [All] “Datiūmī uta dassais.”
Druið: “Great guide in the threshold
(Uatis leads the chant) “Carnonos, Carnonos, datiesti uta dassân.” [All] “Datiūmī uta dassais.”
Druið: “Mighty guide of the herd
(Uatis leads the chant) “Carnonos, Carnonos, datiesti uta dassân.” [All] “Datiūmī uta dassais.”
Druið: “We call unto you thee
(Uatis leads the chant) “Carnonos, Carnonos, datiesti uta dassân.” [All] “Datiūmī uta dassais.”
Druið: “Knower of the ways
(Uatis leads the chant) “Carnonos, Carnonos, datiesti uta dassân.” [All] “Datiūmī uta dassais.”
Druið: “Your guidance is needed this day
(Uatis leads the chant) “Carnonos, Carnonos, datiesti uta dassân.” [All] “Datiūmī uta dassais.”
Druið: “We give offering and thanks to you.
We ask of you, great Carnonos
To help us see through the mist of the darkened forest to reassure our minds on our paths that all things come and all things go it is the flow of life.
All praise Carnonos.
All thank Carnonos.
Cheers to you Carnonos. 
We go in peace.”
(Uatis leads the chant) “Carnonos, Carnonos, Carnonos, datiesti uta dassân.” [All] “Datiūmī uta dassais.”

Brixtu (Read by the Bardoi)

*Naming (Only When someone is being named, Skip if no one is being named.

Druið: “Before the dêuoi, the regentia, and the uarinâ, there is one who wishes to declare themselves known by their chosen name. As we honor Lugrâ becoming new again with her fading light, we also witness those within our uarinâ as they step into their new selves. Come forward now and speak.”

Declarer: “I am here.”

Uatis: “Close your eyes, sepânioi.”

Bardos: “By what name shall you be known within the uarinâ?”

Declarer: “[Name].”

Druið: “Aisus, who tends Drus, will take the name you lay at your feet now. Thus, you are [Name.]”

Uatis: “Open your eyes for the first time as [Name] of Galatîs Litauiâs and leave your old self behind.”

All in attendance: “Subuta, [name.]”

*Bestowing Title (Only when someone is being given a title, skip if not.)

This is for those that are gaining a role within our uarinâ. This part will not always happen.

Druið: “Before the dêuoi, regentia, and the uarinâ, we wish to bestow a name onto one of the toutanoi. With this naming comes the important task of [list tasks.]”

Uatis: “Do you accept this name and title of [role name]?”

Named: (Respond.)

Bardos: “Will you carry the voice and energy of our uarinâ with you?”

Named: (Respond)

Druið: “And will you conduct yourself in this role with the Îanoi, the dêuoi, and the regentia guiding you?”

Named: (Respond)

Druið: Then you are named [role.]

All in attendance: Subuta, [role.]

Celiâ

Our Uatis will now do Celiâ for the group and anyone who wishes for personal reading in private DM one of the Uatiâ members.

Transmutation of Thought

We will go around in alphabetical order discussing the things troubling you. This is to help get things off of your chest and aims at others to understand you on a deeper level. As you talk about these troubles, imagine that Lugra is taking them away with her light transmuting them. Once you are done with your troubles, discuss your achievements and what you have that makes you feel good. Remember, these rites also coincide with our Four Transition points.

Closing of the Nemeton

Druið will make an offering.

“Aisus, great cultivator of Drus, we thank you for tending to that which is the most sacred and for always keeping and tending to our space which is a representation of Drus and the cosmic principles of all that will be and all that is.”

As you walk in each direction, put out the flames.
Walk to the Are (East). “I see the path, the path of Samos.”
Walk to the Dexsiuos (South). “I see the path, the path between Samos and Giamos.”
Walk to the Eri (West). “I see the path, the path of Giamos.”
Walk to the Tutos (North). “I see the path, the path between Giamos and Samos.”
Walk to Medios ( the middle). “May this path always be illuminated, for this is the place all lay.”

Ring your bell three times.

Transparency

Condatis (Meeting) in our meetings will discuss what ideas in GL are in development, what we have accomplished, and new ideas to come. Plus, any judgments and verdicts that need to be made.