Butter offering – hoping to please the divine beings!

The custom of offering butter to the gods was last reported in Sweden 1923. One notable incident of offering to the old gods was made 1869 in Dalsland where there was a famine. One young couple made love on a butter sacrificial stone and the seamen was mixed with seeds that were scattered in the fields.

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This stone was found not far away from where we live in Sweden.

27 000 of these stones has been found in Bohuslän (west coast of sweden) alone.

Hoping for a bit of amazing grace we decided to give away some butter to the gods today (although we ate it ourselves…).

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A really hot stone was used.

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Beechnuts, herbs, carrots, red onions and sun flower seeds was hidden in secret cavities inside the butter.

It was too good to give away so we ate it ourselves.

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