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. Find more about creating a sacred space and ideas on offerings here.

Glanosâgon (Purification)

  • Wash hands and say: Glanolamâs “Clean hands”
  • Swipe your forehead and say:  Glanobritus “Clean mind”
  • Swipe down the face with both hands and say: Glananation “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. 

Dauiûmî aidun sondon Aidoniâs

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 using Ponem (Mugwort) that you lite from the fire. We use Mugwort to facilitate a connection to Drus as it helps with cycles and to purify as it is a powerful calming herb for connection. 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). As you make your motions visualize Drus as its roots reach deep into Dubnos, its trunk stands tall in Bitus, and its canopy reaches into Albios as you now sit within its Nemeton. 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 ixā inloucâtio, areuedaunâ tessin eri cammû andegenti. In aidû inloucâlû, areuedes namman.

Brâtun te inloucetû inedon caddon, an uêdiâs anson clinaontor.

Aidonâ you are the center that illuminates, bringing warmth since the beginning of creation. In your illuminating flame, you bring connection.

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 represent Aidonâ.

Adgarion (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.

Adgarion Galatû Toutatî

Adgariomos/Adgariūmī Toutaton
Latis Toutiâs
Nertos urittosergios
Uernos Anson
Anegestûnis etic rodîestû tancon
Rodâmos/Rodâmî addatus etic bratun tê
Addatus
Arcimâs (Optional)
Arcîumî ratobo Galatîs

Invocation for the Toutais Galatos

We/I invoke the Toutatis Galatos
Hero of the people
Mighty against disease
Our guardian
You protect us and give us peace
We/I give offering and thanks to you
Offering
Requests (Optional
)
I ask for blessings to the Galatîs

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

Incoron
Slanon te
Bratûn te
Molâmos/Molâmî Galaton Toutaton
Iâmos/Iâiumî in tancê


Closing
Cheer to you
Thanks to you
We/I praise you Toutatis Galatos
We/I go in peace

Incoron (Closing)

Bratûn te
Molâmos/Molâmî Aidonâ
Iâmos/Iâiumî in tancê

Thanks to you
I praise you Aidonâ
I go in peace

Put out the flame by covering it or pinching it. Then take a moment of silence.


Pronunciation Of Nouiogalaticos

Purification

  • Glan-oh-lam-ahs
  • Glan-oh-bree-tus
  • Glan-ah-nat-ee-on

Lighting

  • Dow-yoo-mee eye-dewn son-don Eye-don-ee-aws
  • Eye-doh-nah, ey meh-dee-aw ick-aw in-low-cawt-yoh, ar-eh-weh-down-aw tes-sin eh-rih cam-moo an-de-gen-tih. In eye-doo in-low-caw-loo, ar-eh-we-dehs nam-man
  • Braw-toon teh in-low-keh-too in-eh-don cad-don, ahn way-dee-ahs an-son clih-nah-on-tor.

Invocation

  • Oo-wed-ee-oh-mos / Oo-wed-ee-oo-me Ga-la-ton Tow-ta-ton
    La-tis tow-tee-yas
    Ner-tos urr-ee-to-ser-gee-oh
    Wer-nos an-son
    An-e-guess-too-nis et-ic ro-dee-ess-too tan-kon
    Roe-da-me add-at-us et-ick brat-oon tayAddatus (Offering) Arcimâs (Requests)

    Incoron (Closing)

    Slan-on tay
    Brat-oon tay
    Moe-law-me Galaton Toutaton
    Ee-eye-oo-me in tan-kay

Incoron (Closing)

  • Brat-oon tay
    Moe-law-me eye-don-ah
    Ee-eye-oo-me in tan-kay

Tegobessus I: Sacred Space

Choose a place in which to do Dugiion, that is worship in your home. If you live in a fancy and/or very rustic establishment, you might already have something like a hearth. Odds are, you don’t. In that case, simply use a good surface as an Uentâ, or place of offering/sacrifice. This place will be the focal point of your Tegobessus (House Custom).

Place relevant stuff on it. At minimum, a candle and a bowl. Images or symbols of Dêuoi are all the better! Added dishes for offerings are fine too. Optimally, you’ll want this to face Ari (East). If not Ari, then try Dexouâ (South). If it has to face Eri (West) or Tutos (North), so be it. While East is optimal, something is better than nothing.

Now, what to put upon this Uentâ? At bare minimum you’ll need a Cumbâ (Bowl, also means “valley”, but is not pertinent to this) and a Dagilâ (candle). Whether or not it’s electric isn’t a big deal. But these are the bare minimums. The Cumbâ to hold the Addatus (offering), the Dagilâ for the Aidû (flame), of course.

Of course, many will want to add Deluâs (images) of various Dêuoi (Worshipped Beings). Or symbols: A Rotos (wheel) for Taranis, an Epos (horse) related symbol for Eponâ, and so on. These certainly add character and help focus attention in a ritual on the deuos in question.

We have the why and how. Now for the when:

Planning rites are essential. Try to do them on a regular basis. The point is not to be perfect but to make an attempt at regularity. Do your best, but don’t beat yourself up over not being perfect. Just make it a goal to do the rites on a regular basis. This will allow for a rhythm to your rituals.

There are plenty of intervals on which one might choose to do rites. They could be done daily, weekly, bi-monthly, but at minimum once a month. Another suggestion is moon phases.

One of the most important things to do before a Rite is that of Glanosâgon (Purification). That means making yourself clean and ritually pure. To do this, you may wish to bathe or shower before ritual. At the least it is important to wash the hands and face. As the Gauls were known for using soap, some kind of bar soap would be a nice continuation of that tradition.

Wash hands and say: Glanolamâs “Clean hands”
Swipe your forehead and say:  Glanobritus “Clean mind”
Swipe down the face with both hands and say: Glananation “Clean soul” (This is based on the idea of the soul residing in the head.)

Purify the sacred space

One must purify the sacred space. To do this, we will invoke Nemetonâ. This is vital to establish your space or making a new one.
We will use Juniper as this was used by the Senogalatis to clear away snakes and to help with bits from poisonous creatures. So we will use it to clear away any unwanted energies in our space.
You will now need a Dagilâ (Candle) to represent Aidona.

Light your Juniper and walk around your area or make a motion around your area in a sunwise circle three times to represent the three realms of Drus (AlbiosBitus, and Dubnos). As you do this, say the below invocation.

Uediumii Nemetonan
(I invoke Nemetonâ)

Donâ anton
Dah-nah an-ton
(Lady of the Borders)

Uernâ caddî
Woh-man-yah cad-dee.
(Guardian of the Sacred)

Delgaunâ Marâ
Del-gow-nah maw-rah.
(The Great Keeper)

Rodâi caddion uentî, etic aneges uritto duscâxslûs
Roh-daw-ee cad-dee-on wen-tee, eh-tick ah-neg-es ew-ree-toh dus-cawck-sloose
(You give sacredness to the offering space, and you protect against bad spirits)

Datiomos addatun etic brâtun tei
Dat-yoh-mos ad-da-tun eh-tick braw-tewn tey
(We give offering and thanks to you)

[Addatus – Offering]

Arxiomos inedon sindon uregetorio caddon
Ark-yoh-mos in-eh-don sin-don oo-reh-geh-tor-yoh cad-don
(I ask that this place be made sacred)

Slanon tei
Slah-non tey
(Cheer to you)

Brâtun tei
Braw-toon tey
(Thanks to you)

Molâtâmor Nemetonan
Moh-law-taw-mor Nem-eh-toh-nan
(I praise Nemetonâ)

Uregetor
Ew-reh-geh-tor
(It is done)

Welcoming Aidona

Aidonâ is the name we give to the spirit of the fire; basically, the hearth personified. We are introducing Aidonâ into our space for the first time so this is a very important step for us.

After the invocation, say
Oibelumî (Oibelomos) sinaidû Aidoniâs.
I light (We light) this flame of Aidonâ.

Say some words welcoming Aidonâ
This is very personal and needs to come from you.

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

Bratûn te,
Aidonan

(Thanks to you,
Aidonâ)


Take a moment of Tauson (Silence).