“Feronia/Juno, Minerva, and Jupiter/Tunic half-month of Nyd commences
At the Roman festival of Feronia the goddess of this name was worshipped along with Juno, Minerva, and Jupiter, the three Capitoline deities. The runic period of Nyd is a time to prepare for winter.” — The Pagan Book Of Days, Nigel Pennick
For heading into the dark of winter:
BY RAINER MARIA RILKE
You darkness, that I come from,
I love you more than all the fires
that fence in the world,
for the fire makes
a circle of light for everyone,
and then no one outside learns of you.
But the darkness pulls in everything:
shapes and fires, animals and myself,
how easily it gathers them! –
powers and people –
and it is possible a great energy
is moving near me.
I have faith in nights.