Tuesday, May 07, 2013
DISABLOT Pillar Candle w/ Bronze Sugar Skull on Hannah Silk & Hand Dyed Ribbon for Honoring Ancestral Female Guardians
From prehistoric times and today among modern Heathens, the Dísablót is the blót (sacrificial holiday) which held in honour of the female spirits or deities called Dísir and the Valkyries. Its purpose is to honor the female ancestral guardian spirits, receive their wisdom and to enhance the coming harvest. Dísablót is mentioned in Hervarar saga, Víga-Glúms saga, Egils saga and the Heimskringla. The celebration also still lives on in the form of an annual fair called the Disting in Uppsala, Sweden.
The Dísablót appears to have been held during Winter Nights, or at the vernal equinox. In one version of Hervarar saga, there is a description of how the sacrifice was performed. Alfhildr, the daughter of king Alfr of Alfheim, was kidnapped by Starkad Aludreng while she was reddening a horgr with blood.
This suggests that the rite was performed by women, especially in light of what is generally believed to be their nearly exclusive role as priestesses of the pagan Germanic religion. However, according to the Ynglinga saga part of the Heimskringla, the king of Sweden performed the rites, which was in accordance with his role as high priest of the Temple at Uppsala.
Dísablót may be performed any time one wishes to honor the female ancestors or to request guidance and wisdom.
Perfect for your Dísablót ritual, this stunning pure white DISABLOT pillar candle is handcrafted with premium all natural paraffin wax and pure cotton wick. Generously scented with divinely invocative Lily of the Valley and other soft florals, DISABLOT is adorned with an elegant antiqued bronze Sugar Skull charm hung on luxurious hand dyed art ribbons.
Measures 2 X 3 inches. Each candle exhibits a uniquely mottled pattern, please allow for natural variation.