Cerdolitus “Crafter Feast” – This one has a more complex placement. It ties directly into the next holiday, Cintumessus. As Cintumessus falls two first quarter moons after the summer solstice, Cerdolitus is the third quarter moon before Cintumessus.
This is a time to celebrate the crafts and skills that have allowed us to survive through time. As well as a piece of lore in the Bessus Nouiogalation tradition: the crafting of Lugus’s spear.
Associated Deity: Gobanos, the smith of the Gods. Don’t forget to offer something to Him! In our custom, we give to Him to support Him as He makes the spear for Lugus to save Rosmertâ and thus the harvest.
Activities: As we mentioned the offering to Gobanos, we do this to basically help Him do His job. In this case, to keep His stomach full and thirst quencher as He crafts the spear for Lugus that Lugus will use to rescue Rosmertâ.
Other than offering these gifts of food and drink to Gobanos, we can also celebrate by crafting things ourselves. In particular, we may make some kind of model in the shape of a spear that we will then offer to Lugus for Cintumessus. Reminding ourselves of the importance of what Gobanos does for us.
(We gather for Cerdolitus)
(We invoke Gobanos)
(Wanderer of the world)
(Hammer of creating)
(Master of the fire)
Cerdû batoraxtânon Dêuonon aneget ollon
(Crafter of the weapons that protect all)
Arcîmos tû ateureges
(We ask you to do it again)
Rodîmos addatus etic bratûn te
(We give offering and thanks to you.)
[Addatus — Offering]
(Cheers to you)
(Thanks to you)
(We praise Gobanos)