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Charming of the Plough and Þorrablót

February 2nd marked the Anglo-Saxon tradition of Charming of the Plough, which essentially is a blot to ensure fertility to the fields and the blessing of farm implements and tools.

This particular blót is very regional depended in that where you live it may not be anywhere near the time to prepare the fields or tools for planting because of winter conditions. So for many people the blót is done at a later time when it is more appropriate for their location.

February also marks the event of Þorrablót in which a whole month of festivities go on. While not related directly to Heathenry, the event stems from a Icelandic chief who wanted to be remembered so he sponsored and hosted a month long party, which from that point on has taken on name of the month Þorri.

Posted in Forn Seðr.

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