On the very wet weekend of December 15th, 2018, I joined the Wyrd Vikings in celebrating Yule for the first time.
Regardless of the previous nights downpours from Thor, Saturday’s feast was wonderful. Although, I did not realize how much meat vikings still eat. I am extremely lucky that Tyler, the new light of my life, took the time to cook fish for us.
Following the feast, a traditional Yule ceremony was held. Every single one of us gave thanks and blessings around the large fire. I expressed my gratefulness to Michelle and Brent for bringing me into their community, and to everyone for being so kind and welcoming. “If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have met this strapping young man,” I blushed as the crowd cheered and I looked at Tyler… Hail new friends!
Michelle and Brent led the ceremony (above) and the burning of the goat followed. (below)
It was a beautiful night filled with light, love, and a LOT of mead.
Once again, I cannot thank all of these new people in my life enough… I have never felt so welcomed in a group before and I am enjoying every new experience. I hope it doesn’t stop anytime soon and I get to create many more memories and take many more photos in the new year…
Yuletide Blessings to you all. I hope your Solstice is filled with light, and you have a very happy New Year.