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Open call for folks interested in keeping a Vé or helping out with Vés at the 2017 ECT!

The Vé committee is always happy to have more hands on deck.  If you were at ECT and wished there was a Vé to a certain deity and there wasn’t, consider the possibility that maybe you are the right person for that Vé.  If you loved a particular Vé that was there and want to help out, let us know and we can get you in touch with the people who run that Vé.  If you just think the Vés are awesome and you want to be one of our totally awesome and needed helpers, let us know!

To volunteer, please contact Denise Bowen at idolatree@gmail.com.

This year, the Vé Stead will feature 15 Vés. As it gets closer to ECT, more info will be posted and attendees will also receive a Vé guide when they arrive and sign in.

Current 2017 Vé List

  • • Odin Vé: Devin Cool and Josh Rood
    • Thor Vé: Denise Bowen
    • Frigga Vé: Jo Spinks
    • Freya Vé: Nichelle Wenberg and Patricia Lafayllve
    • Forseti Vé: Glitnir Kindred
    • Ancestors Vé: Sara Perrault
    • Njordh Vé: Jeff Spinks
    • Hella Vé: Diane Schlichter Richardson, John Richardson, and Kurt Hohmann
    • Heimdall Vé: Erika Palmer-Conolly
    • Loki Vé: Erika Palmer-Conolly
    • Landvaettir Vé: Stephanie Conrod and Ben Opel
    • Regin Vé: Denise Bowen
    • Eir Vé: Cat Burke and Sarah Castrovinci
    • Sunna Vé: Jessica Trainham
    • Skadhi Vé: Joe Mandato

    Some preliminary information on Ves and Ve rituals: 

    Throughout the event, there will be rituals scheduled at individual Vés. Times will be listed in the ECT schedule. A separate Vé guide/schedule that contains more details will also be provided. Though Vés may host official rituals, whenever there is not a scheduled ritual happening, the Vés are available for attendees to visit and do their own private communing. We ask that any food items left at Vés be in sealed containers, or better yet- wait until the main ritual and give your edible offerings then (because bears and raccoons and skunks, Oh My!).

    There are certain Vés that will not be included in the main ritual. Saturday’s main ritual is for the Gods and Goddesses. Like last year, there will be a procession and opportunity for offerings to be given. Please note that the Loki Vé will be excluded from the main ritual. Offerings made to him, at his Vé, will be handled separately. We understand that there are good people in our community with very different views of Laufey’s son. In light of the differing needs within our community, his Vé will be located on the edge of the Vé Stead, and no attendee is under any obligation to interact with him or his Vé. In no way will he be associated with the main ritual and his offerings will in no way blend with those to the other deities. The Ancestor and Landvaettir Vés are not God or Goddess focused, and so will not be included. Offerings left at these Vés will be handled by their respective Vé Keepers.

    Please note that different Vés have different guidelines and may run their rituals differently. The Vé guide provided at check-in will contain notes for each Vé. Questions can be directed to the specific Vé Keepers listed or to Denise Bowen: idolatree@gmail.com.

    Thanks!
    Denise Bowen and Josh Rood