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 Mating Ceremony

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PostSubject: Mating Ceremony   Thu 19 May 2016, 10:48 pm

The Ceremony:

When the two have permission from the Chief(s), filled out an application in the event area, and the two have accepted the idea of bonding through becoming mates, they can choose to go through something called "The Mating Ceremony" - sort of like a wedding, but not quite.
There are two (sometimes three) stages of The Ceremony. The first part "Itsula" is where both of the two spend a day with only friends and family of their same gender and prepare for The Ceremony. The second part is the main part: The actual ritual, otherwise known as "Aligodi". The third part, which is optional, is the Adanedi; when gifts are given to the new couple.

Part 1 Itsula: As mentioned above, both of them spend the day with close ones of the same gender (optional for the male). They will take a bath in one of the lakes or rivers and generally clean and groom themselves (the family and friends will/may help!) for the next day. A shaman will have special mixtures and oils to make the pelts shine and smell pleasant. This step includes picking their markings (temporary or permanent). The female will pick three (3) feathers to wear behind her ears, a list of feathers and meanings lie below. Simultaneously, the male will pick an animal skin for the "United Tying", also, skins and meanings are listed below. They will also fast (not eat) until after The Ceremony if part three is used.

Part 2 Aligodi: After having finished Part 1, a chosen Shaman ("priest" for the ritual), the male, and the invited "Guests" will travel up to the ceremony grounds just before sunrise, when the sun and stars share the sky, to symbolize a new beginning. Then comes the female, whom would walk towards the male and Shaman at the front of all the Guests. Then the Shaman would speak his lines. After that, they will say "Place your marks" to which the mates-to-be will dip their left  paws into their pack's paint (silver for Asteri and gold for Ilios), then imprint their paw onto their beloved's shoulder. The shaman will announce the united bond as they tie their ankles side by side by the male's chosen skin. They will then proceed past the guests and to their temporary den.

Part 3 Adanedi: After the ceremony and the mates have had time to relax and settle in, they will proceed to the feast. The duo will bring their ceremony favors (feathers and skins) and the she-wolf will pass her trio of feathers to one random unmated female as the newly mated male will give the unity hide to an unmated male. These tokens are good luck and are assumed to bring love into their lives.


Skins:
Bear: Everlasting, so their love will never fade and last until the afterlife.
Bison: Strength, so their love shall be tested and never bend or break.
Stag: Growth, so their bond will only increase and their trust in each other will grow.
Cougar: Beauty, so their love is breathtaking to experience and their life together is peaceful.

Feathers:
Bluebird: A feather from a bluebird symbolizes happiness and fulfilment
Crow: A feather from a crow symbolizes balance and release from the past
Dove: A feather from a dove symbolizes gentleness and kindness
Hawk: A feather from a hawk symbolizes guardianship and selflessness
Heron: A feather from a heron symbolizes patience, grace and confidence
Hummingbird: A feather from the hummingbird symbolizes timelessness and beauty
Swallow: A feather from a swallow symbolizes peace and love
Turkey: A feather from a turkey symbolizes abundance, pride and fertility
Wren: A feather from a wren symbolizes protection


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