Monday, August 3, 2009

Priapic Wand

My Imbolc craft this year is a Priapic wand, which is named after Priapus, the Roman God of fertility and procreation. This wand symbolises the lord of the forest / Pan / the green man and shaking it and pointing at plants and trees is said to wake them up from their winter's sleep so that they can witness the union of the bride and lord of the forest. It is used as a magical means to assist in the fertilisation of the plants and all that grows in nature so that when spring time comes the world with be bright with blooming flowers and growth.

You will need:

  • a stick to use as the main part of the wand
  • an acorn or pine cone
  • yellow, green and gold ribbons
  • glue gun and craft glue
To make the wand:

Attach the flat end of the acorn or pine cone to the end of the wand using glue and by tying ribbon around the base of the acorn or pine cone and then again around the wand. Tie ribbons to the other end of the wand and attach bells to the end of the ribbons. It may help to make ridges in the wand wherever you will be attaching ribbons. Here is a picture of my completed wand:


Sylvia said...

That's beautiful. Reminds me that a long and hard winter is coming. I hope I can wake up my trees and plants, and my new Spring hope too. Thank you.

greekwitch said...

I have never heard of that. I love the idea and i will definitely do it on Imbolc.

Wendy said...

Thanks, friends. No, not a particularly well known one, but it was fun to make and the symbolism is very apt ☺