Centusamos “Start of Summer”
This is an Îuos (Holiday) created by Touta, Bessus Nouiogalation (Custom of the New Galatis).
This Îuos comes when the first 2 quarter moons fall upon the coming before Cenodiios – “long day” – summer solstice (Cenodiios is when the Sun reaches its northernmost point from the equator and falls on June 20 – 22; it varies from year to year). This Îuos will always fall 2 quarter moons before Cenodiios. Now we use the Coligny calendar for our Îuoi (Holidays). It will fall at different times each year. That would be around 1 Samonios, 1 Cantlos, or 1 Quimonios.
Centusamos is also called Îuos Nantosueltiâs etic Sucelli to show the Dêuoi being honored on this day.
As the waters of Nantosueltâ moisten the soil. Sucellos hammer fertilizes the ground in which he works. Furthermore, they both bring forth life.
The darkness has come and gone, and those things that started to decay and wither in those dark times are now breathed new life into them. It is a time of renewal and rebirth. The waters from the earth have started to flow to the blossoming fields, and the birds and bees join with the spreading of life. The sun rises with its warmth as the plants and green reach from the depths of the Dubnos (Underworld), reaching Albios on their journey to life in Bitus. Sucellos and Nantosueltâ rise from the dark depth of Dubnos to bring forth all their glory into the Bitus. With their extraordinary gifts of life to the realm of Humans. The return of our mother and father is upon us at this time with the land’s fertility.
Sucellos is the worker within the earth, shaping forming that which will become. Phallic
Nantosueltâ is the provider from the earth giving and birthing. Yonic
This Divine couple is essential as their union is the key to all. In my humble opinion, one can not worship one without the other. Furthermore, one can not truly understand them alone but together as a whole.
Things to do to work with them and for them.
- Plowing the fields or area
- Studying Agriculture
- Digging irrigation
- Making Agriculture tools
- Making a garden
- Planting plants
- Keeping Bees
- Making things from that which Nantosuelta provides
- Making things from that which Sucellos provides
- Building Fences
- Feeding the Birds
- Helping others maintaining their garden spaces
- Picking up trash
- Digging for Gems and Minerals
- House plants
- Help to preserve farmland
- Buy local
- These are just a few ideas.
- We build boundaries with the help of Sucellos to help protect that which Nantosuelta brings forth.
The above could be offerings at some level. Some might say that one should not offer that which the gods offer. I am afraid I personally have to disagree with it immensely. I offer grape juice and wine and the likes to them and have had no bad outcomes. It is quite the opposite; I have gotten so much closer. I think that is also because I make the mead and wine instead of just offering them something I bought at the store. So I would say I agree with those that say do not offer that which the gods give at some level unless you make it yourself or a special kind of wine/beer/mead.
- Grape Juice
- Wine (Made from Grapes or Honey)
- Building Birdhouses
- Vanilla Scents
- Fir Scents
- Flower Scents
- Keeping an Organized and Honorable House
- Small Hammers
- Pics of Beautiful Places
- Bird Feathers
- Gems and Minerals
- I offer my whole garden to them.
- One could offer things to them that one would like help with growing.
- To name a few
(We gather for Cintusamos)
Uediomos Nantosueltan etic Sucellon
(We invoke Nantosueltâ and Sucellos)
Tobertaunâ biuoti do magin, Matîr marâ
(Giver of life to the fields, Great Mother)
Etic Râtoatîr deluâunos textonon magliâs
(And Generous Father, shaper of the gifts of the land)
Buetê suanciton ex tegos sueson eni Antumnê
(Be welcome from your home in Antumnos)
Buetê suanciton Bitun
(Be welcome to Bitus)
Rodîmos addatus etic bratûn duos
(We give offering and thanks to you)
[Addatus — Offering]
(Cheers to you)
(Thanks to you)
Molâmos Nantosueltan etic Sucellon
(We praise Nantosueltâ and Sucellos)
Cintusamon dagon ollon
(A good Cintusamos to all)