Earth Mother and Sky Father Preface
At nDraiocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF) holds a place of honor for Earth Mother within their core order of ritual (COoR). This is based on the archeological evidence of her spiritual significance to our Indo-European ancestors. Ancient or modern we rely on Earth Mother for everything from water, food and shelter to beauty and inspiration.
Sky Father is not part of ADF’s core order of ritual. However, that does not mean he was not important to our Indo-European ancestors. As such, while not an official part of ADF’s ritual structure there are groves and individuals who choose to honor Sky Father.
“The union of the Sky God and the Earth Goddess, which maintains the cosmic order and bestows prosperity on the land as it’s fertilized by the sun and the rain, is often referred to as a hieros gamos or hierogamy, “divine marriage,” by historians of the religion. (1)
This concept can be found flowing through many of the myths that we can access. The Gods are known by many names from culture to culture. However, their concept and importance to each culture comes through in surviving mythology and archeological evidence.
14 February 2018
Earth Mother and Sky Father Devotion (Prayer)
Blessed lady who first emerged at the dawn of creation,
Your cycle of life carries beauty, inspiration and death
Your body is Home to fur, fin, feather, scale and skin
Your body nurtures all who live, play and grow
In the land, sea and sky
Earth Mother, I honor you!
Creator of gentle breezes and vast storms
You who support Earth Mother with rain, sun and everything in between
Playground to feathered kin, inspiration and dreams
Home to Sun, Moon and Stars
Sky Father, I honor you!
Irisa MacKenzie 2018
Earth Mother and Sky Father shrine photos
Currently, these are kept on the kitchen table where the children can work with them. It consists of sage for sky father as the smoke represents purity and cleansing. This reminds me of the winds. An earth mother statue, tree incense burner, well and LED candles.