Autumnal Equinox Ritual and Anniversary Rite 2018

Photo collage welcoming you to our rite

Three Cranes Grove, ADF, would like to invite you to celebrate the Feast of the Autumnal Equinox, honoring Teutates, the God of the Tribe, on Sunday, September 16th, at the Mansion Shelter at Highbanks Metropark!

This will be an afternoon event. There will be a social hour beginning at 2:30 PM, and the ritual will begin at 3:30 PM. This is also the ritual where we have our annual “Crane Family Picture” taken. This will happen shortly before the ritual begins. We will have a potluck after the rite, so please bring a dish to share, and a plate and utensils to eat with!

The equinox is a balance of light and dark, a space between where we can do deep work. Autumnal Equinox is also our anniversary as a Grove, and each year we add to and read our Grove Poem, Clutiā Trion Garanonon: “The Fame of Three Cranes,” during the rite.

Coming to our ritual for the first time? We offer a brief primer to help you know what’s going on.

Please bring a canned good for local donation. For ideas about what to donate, please see the Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s needed donations list.

Additionally, if you’d like to donate to Three Cranes Grove to help us offset the costs of providing free and open to the public ritual, check out our donation page.

We hope to see you at this public ritual!

More about Teutates:

Teutates is not a name, but a title. The title itself means “god of the tribe” or “god of the people.” Each Autumnal Equinox, the Grove calls on Teutates as our patron. This god may appear differently to every Grove member: to some, he is a specific god or goddess of their experience with the Grove; to others, he is a noble crane standing in the waters at the edge of the land. In all cases, though, he is the deity who watches over the Grove, who keeps us safe and guides us, building the future with a strong foundation.


The address of the park is: 9466 Columbus Pike (US Rt 23 N), Lewis Center OH

There is a park map available to help you navigate the park.

The Mansion Shelter is located in the Reservable Shelter area. As you drive into the park, take the second right turn and bear to the right. The Mansion Shelter is down the hill from the parking lot, behind some trees. The space is accessible.