Godsends are loot containers that randomly spawn in the world. They are currently the only way to find new crafting recipes, other than through the Game shop, and are found as fragments of complete recipes. A Godsend will usually contain at least one fragment, however it can be for a recipe that is already unlocked.
Godsends can also contain a random assortment of other loot. They often contain Foods and spices like bannocks or salt; crafting items like ropes or bronze ingots; occasionally armors like bronze greaves; occasionally tools or weapons such as arrows; and rarely scrolls, chests, or keys.