Name Meaning: From the reconstructed Gothic word *bauno (“bean”) + the attested Gothic word dulþs (“festival”).
Date: The new moon of Baunamenoþs.
Deities Honored: Auzandil and Aibandil, land spirits.
Activities: Reidarjos honor Auzandil and Aibandil with offerings of beans on this festival, to thank Them for the gifts of agriculture and medicine, and for Their constant protection. For similar reasons, Reidarjos will give offerings of beans to landahmans (land spirits) as well. Celebrants also eat dishes cooked with beans, and throw beans around their property to drive away malevolent entities.
Associated myth: The Goths build the Kingdom of Toulouse, where they thrive and flourish. Auzandil and Aibandil, the sons of Teiws, go to each family and teach them how to farm the land. They instruct the people on medicinal herbs, how to grow and harvest them, and how to transform them into life-saving medicines.
Listed below are some example prayers. You can choose the one you like or write your own.
I welcome You, Auzandil. I welcome You, Aibandil.
We learned how to cultivate the land from You,
and how to heal our sick with life-saving medicine.
O Horse Twins, may You guard my home and property.
In thanks, I give You this offering in love and adoration.
I welcome You, Auzandil!
I welcome You, Aibandil!
Heralds of Dawn and Dusk!
The brave sons of Teiws
and celestial Laguhwaþo!
I welcome You, Horse Twins!
Wisest of healers,
skilled in medicine.
Bright are Your blades
like burning stars against
Your mother’s night.
We learned how to cultivate
the land from You,
with axe and plough,
with seed and scythe.
Receive these gifts,
O Auzandil and Aibandil,
that I freely give to You.
May You safeguard
my home and property.