The latest from Pagan Blog Prompts:
For those who perform rituals, do you give offerings? If so, what
What is the meaning/purpose of offerings?
I'm not big on rituals, but I do give offerings sometimes. Usually food of some sort, which is always something that I would eat myself. Bread, a muffin, potatoes, herbs that I've dried, candy. That sort of thing. And of course, only the best.
I give the offerings to deities, land spirits, weather spirits, fey...and I think that covers it. Sometimes it's just to show my appreciation in general, sometimes I have a request. Of course, because it is a gift, the offering is given regardless of whether they'll listen to me.
Though I will tell you, I've noticed that the worst of the thunderstorms have never been centered around my home in the last couple years.