"When you have made your drink offering and your prayer"
Artemis pouring a libation, white-ground lekythos, ca.460–50 BC
Public DomainArtemis pouring a libation, white-ground lekythos, ca.460–50 BC - Credit: Marie-Lan Nguyen/Wikimedia Commons
The ritual pouring of drink onto the ground as an offering to the gods or the spirits of the dead was called a libation.