How to do
An easy way of dedicating an action to a deity is to perform it in an area that has been hallowed. A sacred place is an obvious setting for sacred acts, so if a grove, temple or holy field are not an available option, the next best option it to hallow an area temporarily, marking it out with a rope tied to hazel poles. If the latter are hard to come by, a suitable alternative consists of using other poles and tie to them pouches with hazelnuts – which can be easily bought at a store. Offerings should be made to the gennii loci or landwights and a fire and incense carried around the hallowed area with prayers.
Hazel staff and bell
A referee or umpire can use a hazel staff and a bell to mark the beginning of the dedicated actions and maintain order. Again, if hazel is hard to come by, use a regular wooden staff and tie a pouch of hazelnuts to it.
If you watch a sumo match, you’ll notice the players cast a handful of salt at the beginning. The goal is to purify the ring, itself a highly ritualized area: it’s hovered by a wooden ceiling that resembles that of a Shinto shrine and there’s an opening ceremony full of religious elements (see here and here). Inspired by this, throwing a small handful of wheat can be a way of dedicating an action to Ingui.
What to do
Up on a stage
Theatrical plays, as well as musical and dance shows, can be offered to the god, especially if the theme is in some way linked to Ingui or features cross-dressed men. And yes, this includes a good drag show. The stage may be on hallowed ground – or be itself the hallowed area – and the knocks that traditionally open theatrical plays may be done using the hazel staff, followed or preceded by the ringing of a bell.
Games and Sports
If a race, the starting and finishing line can be on hallowed ground and the participants may throw a handful of wheat as an offering to Ingui before taking their positions. A bell can mark the beginning and the winner may be given a wreath which should then be offered to Ingui. If it’s a stationary competition, the whole area can be hallowed, participants can also throw wheat as a gift to the god – much like sumo players throw salt – and the referee may carry a hazel staff.
To go straight to the point, I love flags. Especially religious ones and most especially if they are flown on sacred ground. It lends to any hallowed area an ethereal feeling as a god’s symbols wave in the wind much like trees and leaves in a grove. Even when it’s done in a regular place, like a house balcony, porch or garden, it can be equally powerful. So here’s one final idea: flags in honour of Ingui! They can depict a boar, a ship, the Ing rune, a phallus, the image of the god Himself or any combination of these and other elements and have brass jingle bells attached to the ends. Use mainly fertility and solar colours – yellow, green, brown, golden. A version of the draco with a boar head instead of a dragon is also possible. Pray to the god as you make it and/or bless it and keep it in His shrine. And then display the flag during the ceremonies or let it fly during Ingui’s feast days as a gift to Him.