Adaððus aidoniâs

Gaulish

Aidonâ is the sacred fire, the hearth personified in the home or wherever the flame is present. For Bessus Nouiogalation Aidonâ is our Hearth Deuos.
Your hearth is anyplace your flame is, if this is a fireplace or a candle, your hearth is there.

Adaððus aidoniâs (Hearth rite) is central to Bessus Nouiogalation. Designed to be easy to follow with minimal steps. All members of Bessus Nouiogalation should do this rite at least once a week as this helps with Dêuocariâ (piety), Luxtiâ (duty), and Decos (honor). This strengthens one’s bonds within our Touta and the Dêuoi. As Aidonâ is present in all our homes, she connects us all.

Below is our Adaððus aidoniâs with an invocation to Galatos, our Toutatis. You can swap the invocations for other Dêuoi, and Regentiâ. A list of our invocations can be found here, and you can also deepen your devotion with our daily structure here.

You can also download our PDF of this rite, which also includes invocations for our daily/weekly structure with our Toutâdêuoi.

Glanosâgon (Purification)

  • Wash hands and say: Glanolamâs (Glan-oh-lam-ahs) “Clean hands”
  • Swipe your forehead and say:  Glanobritus (Glan-oh-bree-tus) “Clean mind”
  • Swipe down the face with both hands and say: Glananation (Glan-ah-nat-ee-on) “Clean soul” (This is based on the idea of the soul residing in the head.)

Louceton (Lighting)

Light the Dagilâ(s) candle(s). The following can be said in either Nouiogalaticos or in your common tongue. 

Oibelumî sinaidû Aidoniâs
(Oy-bel-oo-me sin-ai-doo Ai-don-ee-ahs)
“I light this flame of Aidonâ”.

Demarcation (fixing the boundary) of our space happens with circumambulating (to circle on foot, especially ritualistically). Make a sunwise circle motion over the Dagilâ three times if you can walk around the Dagilâ, do that. The reason for the three is to represent the three realms of Drus ( AlbiosBitus, and Dubnos). Why do this? Rites are an act of cosmogony, and our movement is a symbolic representation of this.
As you do this say: 

Aidona, ei mediâ io belît,
areuedaunâ tessin eri cammû andegenti. in aidû belîtû, ligâtion.

(Ai-dona, ey med-ee-ah ee-o bel-eat, are-eh-way-dau-nah tess-in air-ee cam-oo an-de-gen-tee. In ai-doo bel-ee-too, lee-gah-tee-on)
“Aidonâ you are the center that illuminates, bringing warmth since the beginning of creation. In your illuminating flame, you bring connection”.

Brâtun te eri beletû inedon caddon, an uediâs mou clutetor.
(Brah-ton tay air-ee bel-e-too in-ed-on cad-on, an oo-wed-ee-ahs moo clue-tet-or)
“Thank you for illuminating this sacred place, May my prayers be heard”.

Give an offering of incense or dried herbs to the flame. The flame and the Dagilâ represents Aidonâ.

Uediâ (Invocation)

At this point, you are invoking the recipient of the ritual. It is fitting to say kind things or describe the recipient(s) when you do this. We will offer an invocation to Galatos below.

Prayer Position
Why a Prayer Position, Our words are not the only part of communicating with the Deuoi. Our position of how we hold ourselves helps us communicate to the Deuoi; it also allows us to focus our thoughts, which affects our emotions. We start to communicate thoughts and feelings. All this helps to build a ritual structure.
Standing with elbows close to your side, your hand outstretched, and your palms up.

Uediâ Galatû Toutatî
(Invocation for the Toutais Galatos)

Uediomosnîs Galaton Toutaton
(Oo-wed-ee-oh-mos / Oo-wed-ee-oo-me Ga-la-ton Tow-ta-ton)
“We invoke the Toutatis Galatos”
Latis Toutiâs
(La-tis tow-tee-yas)
“Hero of the people”
Nertos urittosergios
(Ner-tos urr-ee-to-ser-gee-oh)
“Mighty against disease”
Uernos Anson
(Wer-nos an-son)
“Our guardian”
Anegestûnis etic rodîestû tancon
(An-e-guess-too-nis et-ic ro-dee-ess-too tan-kon)
“You protect us and give us peace”
Rodâmî addatus etic bratun tê
(Roe-da-me add-at-us et-ick brat-oon tay)
“I give offering and thanks to you”

Addatus (Offering)

Arcîumî ratobo Galatîs
(I ask for blessings to the Galatîs)

After the offering, take a few moments to kneel, bow, or sit and commune with the recipient(s)

Incoron (Closing)
Slanon te
(Slan-on tay)
“Cheer to you”
Bratûn te
(Brat-oon tay)
“Thanks to you”
Molâmî Galaton Toutaton
“Moe-law-me Galaton Toutaton
(I praise you Toutatis Galatos)
Iâiumî in tancê
(Ee-eye-oo-me in tan-kay)
“I go in peace”

Bratûn te
(Brat-oon tay)
“Thanks to you”
Molâmî Aidonâ
(Moe-law-me eye-don-ah)
“I praise you Aidonâ
Iâiumî in tancê
(Ee-eye-oo-me in tan-kay)
“I go in peace”

Put out the flame by covering it or pinching it.

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