Beltane ritual, honoring Idunna

Date: April 30, 2023 3:00 pm

Three Cranes Grove invites you to join us for a celebration of Beltane! We will be honoring Idunna, Norse Goddess of Fertility and Immortality, celebrating the life-giving apples she tends and the fruition of our own creative works. (Note: this Beltane celebration is welcoming of children and families)

This rite is free and open to the public, and you’re welcome to join us in person or over Zoom. We strive to weave all attendees into our magic, no matter how they join us. We invite remote participants to pray at their home shrines along with us if they have them, or in the shrine of their heart if they do not, and to join with us in offering.


While our ritual activities begin with conviviality at 2:30pm and continue with potluck after the rite, ritual is scheduled for 3:30 sharp (or as close as we can manage).

2:30 — Social hour/gathering
3:00 — Zoom meeting begins
3:15 — Pre-ritual briefing
3:30 — Ritual begins
Potluck to follow ritual

If you can’t make it in-person, we’d love to see you via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 337 362 382
Passcode: 477818

What should I have with me?

If you’re new to all this, check our information for first-time attendees!

In-person attendees do not need to bring anything in particular, though as always we invite you to bring offerings for Idunna and for any of the Kindreds who you would honor. (We will also have some offering items available for your use.) We will have a potluck after the rite, so please bring a dish to share if you’re able. Not sure what to bring? Anything will be welcome, but hearty main dishes are always especially welcome. Many people have dietary restrictions, so if you’d like to be especially hospitable, it’s great to have a label, especially if a dish may be appealing to a particular population (vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.).

Remote participants are welcome to make offerings at your home shrine if you have one, or to give offerings of your attention and praise. We will ask what blessings the Holy Ones offer us in exchange for our gifts, and we will call down those blessings into waters that we share. In person we will pour out waters for all to share, but we will also bless your waters at home: have a beverage handy to receive those blessings.


Batelle-Darby Creek Metro Park: Shagbark Shelter (Cedar Ridge area)
1775 Darby Creek Dr.
Galloway, OH 43119

Batelle Darby Creek Metro Park is on the west side of the Columbus metro area, and is the largest of the Metro Parks, with many different entrances. The Cedar Ridge area is south of the Nature Center area, but north of Alkire Rd., at roughly 1775 Darby Creek Dr.

After entering the park, follow the park road to the very end, where you’ll see signs for the Shagbark reservable area. The address link above should bring you to a Google Map with a pin dropped on the parking lot; feel free to also check out the Cedar Ridge area map.