One of my current fascinations, within the larger scope of my search for knowledge of our religious/cultural roots, is the practice of sacrifice, particularly involving ritual deposition of things and/or people into rivers, lakes, and bogs. The practice of ritual deposition was once a commonplace occurance amongst our ancestors, and while it is no longer feasible to ritual sacrifice people and deposit them, sacred objects are still a viable option.

My family, and other heathen families that we are close with, have reinstituted this form of offering, and regularly deposit offerings in our nearby rivers, streams, and lakes. All the offerings made pose no threat to the environment, and a lot of consideration is made in that regard before committing to the offering.

My questions are, do you or your family practice this form of offering, and do you think it a wise return to the practices of our ancestors?