Belanos Herb Bags

herbbag2For Summer Solstice 2009 we honored Belanos as our Deity of the occasion, even though Beltaine is the more traditional time to honor Him we found out that his feast day could extend all the way to the Solstice.

herbbag3For our takeaway for this ritual we made small cloth bags with a sunflower design and hemp drawstrings adorned with sun and leaf charms representing Belanos’ attributes of the sun and healing (with herbs).

In the bag are nine healing herbs: Sunflower Petals, Rosemary, Echinacea, Sage, Spearmint, Fenugreek, Nigella Seed, Hellebore, and Juniper Berries.