A Mahdi or Seeker is the leader of a Tuatha'an.
The Mahdi is responsible for various Tuatha'an ceremony, including the greeting of visitors.
The formal greeting and response would follow the pattern below:
- Mahdi: <presses both hands to chest and bows> You are welcome to our fires. Do you know the song?
- Visitor: <same bow> Your welcome warms my spirit, Mahdi, as your fires warm the flesh, but I do not know the song.
- Mahdi: Then we seek still. As it was, so shall it be, if we but remember, seek, and find.