Calan Mai (Beltane) ritual, honoring Cerridwen

Date: May 5, 2024 3:00 pm

Three Cranes Grove invites you to join us for a celebration of Calan Mai (Beltane), honoring Cerridwen, at the Hickory Grove shelter in Blendon Woods Metropark! This ritual is free, public, and open to all.

Cerridwen is a Welsh goddess of transformation and of rebirth, who possesses the magical cauldron of Awen, the divine force of poetic inspiration. She is best known in the lore from the tale of the transformation of the legendary bard Taliesin, both for her skillful brewing of the potion of inspiration in which he partakes, and for her struggle to retain control over the fruits of her labor.

This rite will be held hybrid — all are welcome to join us in person, but we will also stream over Zoom. We strive to weave all attendees into our magic, no matter how they join us, and we invite all 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!

But in general, there’s not much you need to have. Zoom attendees are welcome to give offerings at their home shrine, or in the shrine of their hearts. In-person attendees are welcome to bring offerings to give into the fire or well, or to scatter by the tree. If you’ll be joining in person, we also invite you to bring a dish to share at potluck. 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 for your dish, especially if a dish may be appealing to a particular population (vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.).


Blendon Woods Metro Park: Hickory Grove Shelter
4265 E Dublin Granville Road
Columbus, OH 43081

Blendon Woods Metro Park is just outside 270 to the northeast of central Columbus. The Hickory Grove Shelter is located toward the end of the park road. Use the park’s address for GPS navigation, then take a left at the fork after entering the park, following signs for the group reservable areas. See the park map for more detail.