Summer Solstice, honoring Manannán mac Lir

A statue of Manannán mac Lir, who stands tall and strong in the prow of a boat, his arms outstretched, overlooking the North Atlantic

Date: June 26, 2022 9:00 am

Join us to celebrate the Summer Solstice and honor Manannán mac Lir at Comfest (and stop by our booth while you’re at it). In this ritual, we’ll take part in the custom of ‘paying the rents’ to Manannán, the traditional king and protector of the Isle of Man. For his protection of the island he asks only a yearly payment of rushes at Midsummer. Though we’re far away from the Isle of Man, we’ll offer his rushes and ask for his protection on our community here in Ohio.

This ritual will be part of Comfest, at Goodale Park in the Short North. We will begin by processing, a bit after 9am, from our booth (near Park and Poplar) to the green space next to the Live Arts Stage. We’ll begin ritual once we’re set up at Live Arts, approximately 9:30.

This is the most informal of all of our High Day rites, and a great place to come out and see what we’re all about. Three Cranes Grove will also be at Comfest on Friday and Saturday, so feel free to drop by our booth for readings, questions about what we do, or just to chat.

Header image from “Manannán Mac Lir Statue at Gortmore” by deadmanjones/Flickr under a CC BY-NC license.