Virtual Autumn Equinox Rite, honoring Teutates

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Autumn Equinox is 3CG’s anniversary rite — this year marks our eighteenth anniversary as a grove! At this rite we swear in new officers, we recite our grove’s epic poem “Clutiā Trion Garanonon,” and we praise Teutates, the Gaulish god of the tribe. Teutates is a multi-faceted figure, more a title than an identity, and […]

Panathenaea Ritual (Summer Cross-Quarter/Lughnasa)

In a detail of the Cavalcade in the Parthenon Frieze, a bareheaded rider, on horseback, gallops amid a clump of other horses and riders.

Three Cranes Grove, ADF, invites you to celebrate the Panathenaea with us! In Ancient Greece, the Panathenaea was a celebration held every four years, in the same years as the Olympic games, to honor the goddess Athena, goddess of wisdom, war, and crafts. As part of that celebration, musical, theatric, and sporting contests were held, […]

Beyond “Yes Means Yes:” Building a Culture of Consent

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While many of us have studied and worked to implement a solid “yes means yes” attitude when it comes to consent, we often don’t know how to implement the new attitude and understanding into a change in culture. This workshop is designed for folx who are ready to move onto the next stage and truly […]

ADF Unity Ritual @ Summerland Festival

Ripples on the surface of the water glow orange against the blue, as if a fire burns in the depths.

It is common at ADF Festivals to hold a Unity Ritual, wherein we ask the blessing of the Kindreds — the Ancestors, the Spirits of Nature, and the Shining Godden — and pour it into the Unity Cauldron, so it can flow to all Groves, Protogroves, and Solitaries of Ár nDraíocht Féin. Simultaneously, we share […]

The Summerland Festival

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Three Cranes Grove, ADF, is excited to invite you to the Summerland Festival 2020: New Beginnings! We’d looked forward to welcoming everyone to Camp Clifton, but due to the ongoing pandemic, that won’t be possible. Instead, we’re playing to our strengths as a grove, and we’ve switched to an all-online festival: see full details at […]

Virtual Midsummer Ritual: the Land and the Sovereign

In a rich, dream-like, sun-drenched painting, a dirt road leads through a field, passing heavy-laden fruit trees as it approaches a wood beneath a rainbow.

Three Cranes Grove, ADF, invites you to celebrate Midsummer, the time of the Summer Solstice, with us. This being an election year, we will honor two archetypal deities found throughout the Indo-European lands, the Land and the Sovereign, whose blessings are bound together: the Sovereign serves the Land and its people, and the Land blesses […]

Bind Yourself to Action: Solidarity with Anti-Racist Action

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, we have seen ever more clearly the racism and police brutality that is woven through our society. Three Cranes Grove, ADF, stands in solidarity and grief with the Floyd family, and with the Black and POC communities of Minneapolis and the country as a whole, including […]

Virtual Beltane Ritual, honoring Gobnait and the Bees

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Three Cranes Grove, ADF, would like to invite you to celebrate the festival of Beltane with us. During this time of continued social distance, we will be honoring Gobnait, the Gaelic lady of the bees, and asking her and her winged maidens to join us together as a distributed whole, even in our separation. 3:00 […]

Calan Mai (Beltane) Ritual: Honoring Taliesin

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Join Three Cranes Grove as we celebrate the Calan Mai (ie. Beltane) at the Hickory Grove shelter in Blendon Woods Metropark! This ritual is public, and open to all. This ritual will honor Taliesin, the mythic bard of Welsh lore who gained inspiration by fortune, then underwent a series of transformations as he grew from […]

Spring Equinox Ritual 2019: Honoring the Kore (Persephone)

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Join Three Cranes Grove as we celebrate the Spring Equinox at the Spring Hollow Lodge Sharon Wood Woods Metro Park! This ritual is public, and open to all. This ritual will honor Persephone as the Kore, the Maiden, as she returns to the middle realm from her time in the underworld. She brings with her […]

An update to our video practices

Over the past few years, Three Cranes Grove has done a great deal of video work, recording rituals and offering them up for the folk, sometimes even livestreaming them (not to mention the bardic concerts, Druidry 101 videos, and assorted other projects by various 3CG members). We’re proud of that work, and we’re hopeful that it’s […]

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