The Wild Hunt
April 30th - May 3rd, 2020
As an initiate you travel far to the annual fire festival held at Ffynnon. Ffynnon is a land outside of time, where war and strife are unheard of, and the land is rich and plentiful. Tribes make the annual journey for trade, and many young men and woman come in hopes of finding new love. Although people come from all walks of life, Ffynnon is a place of unity, a place where differences are celebrated, and the tribes become one. Festivities included dancing the Maypole, music, feasting, study, the annual hunt, and the birth, which is the planting of the sacred tree. This year is the year of the Oak. It stands for courage, truth, and wisdom. It represents the strength of the tribe.The Druids perform a dedication to Creativity, Vision, and Fertility, the mysteries that keep Ffynnon on the blessed plane, and each initiate vows to honor these energies throughout the year. At the dedication a maiden and stag are chosen by the Gods, to lead the hunt, to lead this year's initiates to the Temple of the Horned God, where initiates make merry and practice their Sacred Rites.With the veil thin the Horned God, Green Goddess and Fae join the festivities. The Fae instigate mischief, carrying the energies throughout the night. On the final day of the festival, the sacred Oak is planted, and the maypole is divided into logs, for the coming Yule season. Initiates return to their lands to work on the mysteries they have chosen to follow. Ffynnon, blessed by the tribes' energies, continues to reside in the in-between, otherworldly and sacred to those dedicated to the mysteries.
Thursday, April 30th
Arrive, set up and relax!
Friday, May 1st
Dancing the May PoleJoin us as we separate into two energies, the Maiden Hunter who will lead the digging of the Yoni, and the Stag, who will lead in the hunt for the May pole. Then gather to dance the May pole. Maiden energies, if you feel called bring flowers to decorate the yoni.
Opening Ritual - Starting the Sacred Fire
We will start the ritual fire with the 9 sacred woods, as opening ritual on Friday. Be sure to come to the workshop to learn more.
Feast Friday Eve
In celebration of the union of our Maiden and Stag, join us for music, stories, and feasting. Bring a dish and utensils!
Saturday, May 2nd
The Wild HuntBring your partner and join the Maiden and Stag on the hunt to the Temple of the Horned God.
Evening Drumming and FIRE!
Sunday, May 3rd
Closing Ritual - Planting the Sacred Oak
Closing ritual represents the birth of our dedications.