Next puzzle piece: Chicken Gods:
Do you know, what a Chicken God is?
A stone/ rock with a natural hole in it. In other traditions they are also called “holey stones”, “hag stones””lucky stones” “blessing stones” “luck stones” and are also known by many more names.
In Siberia we use them as protection amulets and for healing/ drawing the illness through the hole in the stone.
In my husband Peter’s North Friesian heritage they are called Chicken Gods and you HAVE to HAVE one or, come Samhain, the Beelzebub will ride your cattle into death….. A rock with a natural hole through it is hung onto the door of the Chicken coop and also on doors of barns, stables and often out-houses too.
It keeps the Beelzebub and other evil spirits away from the door and what is inside..
Chicken Goods needed to be blessed before the end of October and if a pestilence had befallen the farm you needed to acquire new ones.
To find one in nature was a good blessing – but beware of picking up one that someone threw away because…….!!
We are forever on the lookout for Chicken gods and have quit an assembly of them.
Just now, Peter is with his mom on his home island of Sylt and wrote in an e-mail, that he had found several chicken gods – one tooooo large to bring, but several small ones one of which he will hang on our Tree of life, when he gets home. – A little ritual he always does…..
I use several of the ones I found over the years with my clients in shamanic work
In the later parts of October I often do a “Hag Stone/ chicken God Blessing ritual for the pagan community and everyone else, who wants to attend.
This year however we were in Nepal, so no Chicken Gods/ Blessing Stones – right?
Well,in the next post I will tell you, what happened!: