Calendar of the Sun
Altar: Upon cloth the color of parchment place all the books that those of the House wish
blessed, plus burning sticks of recaning herbs.
Offerings: Donate books to libraries or to people who need them.
Daily Meal: A small light lunch of any sort, eaten not in the main kitchen but alone with a book.
Invocation to Saga
We hail you, Keeper of the Records of the Past!
Lady of Sokkvabek, the Hall of Books
Where the stream of Knowledge passes
Under the dangling feet of those who sit
Sharing words and ale on your porch.
Daughter of Valkyrie and Dwarven Emperor,
You chose instead of war
To live a life of peace, surrounded by the words,
The histories, the lays, the information
That you love, and love to pass on.
Lady who loves all libraries,
Teach us to honor all spaces where knowledge
Is hoarded like treasure, and like treasure
Given out to the hungry and the needy,
As your sacred temples, your rivers of gold.
Tell us the stories if those who have gone before us,
And give us the gems new-discovered
From the world around us
And from the worlds within others.
Hail, Lady who shares her ale with all
Who love to share knowledge as much as yourself,
May your hands guide our searches
As we sift through the dust of the past
For gems to inspire our yearning hearts.
(One who has been chosen to do the work of the ritual recanes the books thoroughly with the
burning mugwort sticks, and says, "Hail Saga!" All reply "Hail Saga!" and come forward to take
the books from the altar. The rest of the day up until Hesperis will be spent reading, save for
those necessary tasks which must be done, and for those workers one will be chosen to read to
them as they work.)
[Pagan Book of Hours]