Medicine Cat CeremonyEdit
Once the Clan's medicine cat is satisfied with the apprentice's knowledge, they go to the Clans' sacred place (such as Free Mountain). This is the only ceremony that is not performed by the Leader in the camp. The following words are used, by tradition:
- Medicine Cat: I, (name), medicine cat of (Clan), call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on this apprentice. (He/she) has trained hard to understand the ways of a medicine cat, and with your help (he/she) will serve (his/her) Clan for many moons.
- Medicine Cat: (Apprentice), do you promise to uphold the ways of a medicine cat, to stand apart from rivalry between Clan and Clan and to protect all cats equally, even at the cost of your life?
- Apprentice: I do.
- Medicine Cat: Then by the powers of SpiritClan I give you your true name as a medicine cat. (Apprentice), from this moment you will be known as (new name). SpiritClan honors your (virtues), and we welcome you as a full medicine cat of (Clan).
The medicine cat rests his or her muzzle on the apprentice's head, and he or she licks the mentor's shoulder. The other medicine cats greet him or her by their new name.