Calendar of the Sun
Day of Tiberinus
Altar: Upon cloth of green place a scarf of blue like a river, upon which is a large basin of river-water and a large pot of earth.
Offerings: Water plants.
Daily Meal: Freshwater fish.
Invocation to Tiberinus
Hail, Tiberinus, God of the River,
May thou be present, O Tiber,
With thy rushing waves, in our lives.
May thou draw the rains down from the sky,
May thou draw the clouds from their hiding places,
May thou draw water to water.
(All repeat: "Water to water." The officiant dips a handful of river-water out of the basin and
wets the earth in the pot, saying:)
Water of the Sky,
Water of the River,
Water of the Earth.
May the rains come,
May the snows come,
May there be enough to grow our crops,
To bathe our bodies,
To wash the dirt from our hands,
The quench our thirst
And that of those we care for.
Tiberinus, your bride awaits you.
Gaia awaits, she is fertile and ready,
Bring her your blessing,
That she may pass it on to us.
Adesto Tiberine cum tuis undis.
(One who has been chosen to do the work of the ritual carries about the bowl of river-water,
saying, "Wash, and be purified, and may the waters bless us." Each dips their hands in the
waters and holds a handful of water up to the direction of the rising Sun, and says, "I am
blessed." Then the water is poured into the pot of earth, and it is set outside under the sky. The
wine is poured out as a libation.)
[Pagan Book of Hours]