Welcome To the Garden Of Danu
This group is dedicated To the discussion Of the celtic goddess Danu .Come share rituals spells gardening tips recipes Have fun .Many people believe that Danu’s original name was Anu, and that she is the primary Earth Goddess; she embodies the earth, fertility, fruitfulness and well-being, and she represents all of our cycles: life, death, and rebirth, which is beautifully reflected in the cycles of the earth. (1) Danu is also closely associated with rivers and streams, and her name means “Waters of Heaven” in Sanskrit. According to Celtic Myth and Magick, by Edain McCoy, Danu/Dana was the first great mother Goddess of Ireland, and she was later renamed or absorbed by the goddess Brigid. Many pagans (especially Celtic pagans) believe she was the first mother; the goddess who birthed all of creation into being. Danu is closely associated with the Greek goddess Demeter, and the Welsh goddess, Modron
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River stones are well known stones to associate with Danu; however, while working with Mother Danu, I have found that the following stones resonate well with her: moss agate, moonstone, emerald, and amber. Her fairies (respectfully called “Good People” or “People of Peace”) love quartz crystals with rainbows in them and quartz clusters. We can honor Danu by working with the Fae and with elementals. One of my favorite ways to do this is to create a space in front of a window for the fairies. You can provide them with crystals, shiny objects that hang from your window, butterfly or dragonfly art, colorful stones, and objects of nature, such as moss, pine cones, etc. Place these items as if you were creating an altar for playful souls.
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Here is a ritual to reconnect with the goddess Danu Reconnecting with our Mother” – A ritual for Danu Items needed:
Candles: I chose white for Danu’s maiden aspect, red for her mother aspect, and black for her crone aspect
Stones: River stones or any of the following: moss agate, moonstone, emerald, and amber.
Incense or Smudging tools for cleansing
Items collected from nature: pine cones, feathers, leaves, berries, flowers, etc. (earth aspect of mother)
Water in a bowl or chalice or shells (water aspect of Mother)
Water for drinking and a piece of fruit
Take a ritual salt bath to cleanse and prepare for ritual.
Use incense or smudging supplies to clean your ritual space.
Place water / shells and items from nature on your altar with stones and candles.
Light candles and call the circle.
Read “The Calling of Danu”.
Eat a piece of fruit. Then say, “The earth that nourishes me.”
Drink water. Then say, “The water that sustains me.”
Reflect on how Danu’s aspects of life, death, and rebirth affect her daughters. Think of ways to incorporate honoring her into your daily life.
Give gratitude to Danu for being the mother and provider of all things that nurture you.
Open the circle.
"The Calling of Danu" I am the Great Mother. Mother of Earth. Mother of the Tuatha Dé Danann.
Mother of you.
Stop molding the earth to suit you.
Mold yourself to suit the earth.
Sink your toes into Me and feel My pulse.
Breathe with Me and seek My nourishment.
I will feed you, heal you, build you
Into what you want to be...
For you already are
My magnificent Daughter.