Calendar of the Sun
2 Hrethemonath

Hrethe's Day

Color: Red
Element: Fire
Altar: Set on a red cloth four red candles, incense of many woods, a horn of mead, and a curved sword.
Offering: The morning exercise at Gymnastika shall be energetic dancing.
Daily Meal: Wholegrain bread, cheese, and meat with honey mustard.

Invocation to Hrethe

Hail, herald of the spring,
Battler against the cold of winter!
Hail, warrior goddess with flying hair
And sword lifted against
The razor-sharp winds!
Hail, Lady whose arrows
Shoot down the snowflakes,
And the clouds of rain!
Hail, Lady who is always victorious!
May we take hope from your courage
That the warmth shall come again
In the fire of your wake
And the sheen of your blade.

Spirit of Wind and Fire
Spirit of Wind and Fire
Come with the Sun

(The mead is passed around and shared, and the rest is poured out as a libation to Hrethe.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]