Spring Equinox – the Howls of Spring. The Howls of Spring celebrates a tapering off of winter and the beginning of spring (the winds of spring blow in hard and strong, howling). It’s often very festive to celebrate surviving the winter.
The Wolf and Hare from the Bones of Prey (Angrboda and the Hare representative) meet at the Henge where a bonfire has been prepared and lit. The Hare gives thanks for Prey being able to survive the winter and asks for blessings of fruitful spring births. They often dance and request blessings for the land as well, as a nod to the Vanic celebration of Green Awakening. Angrboda gives thanks for Predators being able to survive the winter and burns a portion of jerky, asking for blessings in finding food and prey.
Angrboda, the Hare, and assistants present share a meal with the small crowd of attendees that may show up. The event is televised, so many Tribes prefer to watch that and proceed with their own feasts around bonfires. Vanir often gather in the Capital or travel to Vanaheim in order to celebrate Green Awakening. The observance in the Capital includes burning that which they don’t want to take into the new year in a bonfire, any Hares present dancing to bless the land, often some dancing by most in attendance (even if They’re not Hares), decorating eggs, and a feast.
Observing the Howls of Spring
- Traveling or journeying to the Capital in order to attend astrally may be possible. It may be possible to attend a televised event and family celebration, if you have a relationship with Someone that warrants this inclusion.
- Sharing a meal with Someone (whether blood Family, chosen Family, or an Ally in the Realm) in a fashion appropriate for you and Them.
- Lighting a candle or otherwise giving an offering to Angrboda and the Hare Tribe of Vanaheim, as representatives of the Predator and Prey.
- You could also attend the Green Awakening observance in the Capital, travel to Vanaheim to attend there, or otherwise observe here in Midgard.