Hail to bright Freyja, hail the Vanadis,
hail, goddess whose wisdom, might and agile wit
work wonders in the worlds. Hail Freyja,
whose steady hand makes sure the most headstrong
of beasts, whose radiance and grace make silent
the most eloquent of men. Hail Freyja,
whose voice we hear in the words of lovers,
whose heartbeat we feel in the throes of desire.
Freyja, shining Freyja, amber-teared goddess
who of love and pain knows all. Hail Freyja!
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Hail to bright Freyja, hail the Vanadis,
Hail to Freyja, brightest bloom of Asgard,
great and mighty goddess, essence of passion.
Freyja, driver of cats, whose steady hand
guides us with subtlety and certainty;
Freyja, seeker of might and wisdom,
who teaches us to understand the cost
of what we desire; Freyja, granter of joy
and pleasure, who inspires us to relish
the gifts of the earth. Freyja, shining one,
who holds us in her arms, who sharpens our wits,
who for a precious moment lets us see
through her eyes the wonders of the worlds.
Freyja, daughter of the worthy Vans,
holder of mysteries, holder of wisdom,
holder of the brilliant Brisingamen,
we praise and honor you this day. Hail Freyja!
Hail Freyja, peerless goddess, honey-tongued one
whose persuasion and guile can charm all the world,
fair one whose soft voice hides an iron will
and a resolute heart. Freyja, whose hold
on the souls of men is firm, whose might
and wit are unrivaled in all of Asgard,
who knows the heat of desire and the chill
of love lost, we thank you for the sweetest
moments of life, for the passions that bring us
out of ourselves and into the divine.
Hail to Freyja, glorious goddess, fair one, wise one,
courageous and clever, mighty bearer
of incomparable Brisingamen.
From the lands of the Vanir you came, Freyja,
with knowledge dear and beauty unforeseen.
To the Aesir you brought these precious gifts,
Freyja, but all things of worth have their price,
and all things in the worlds have their time
and their end. Freyja, whose tears of red gold
flow freely, you measure loss by gain
and gain by loss, each taken in turn,
a sorrow but not a regret. Freyja,
who bears the weight of sacrifice; Freyja,
who knows the strength of desire; Freyja,
mistress of might both devious and direct,
I praise you for all you are, I thank you
for gifts granted unasked, for fires that rage
within us, for thirsts unquenched. Hail Freyja
Hail to Freyja, glory of fair Asgard!
We welcome you, we ask your blessing.
Bearer of peerless Brisingamen,
embodiment of unknowable might;
you know of those things that drive us most,
the desires that compel our survival.
Wise and willful Freyja, driver of cats,
mistress of far-famed Folkvang, granter of
our most heartfelt wishes. Hail to Freyja!
Hail to shining Freyja, light of fair Asgard,
amber-teared goddess who holds the hearts of men.
Knowing one, canny one, you share with us
your might and your insight. Freyja, we feel
your hand guiding us through uncertain times;
we see your face in sea and sky, we know
your touch in wind and rain. Freyja, Vanadis,
battle-wise woman, hostess of war-dead,
wielder of magics both subtle and plain,
granter of boons to those you favor,
your courage and your wit inspire us.
Golden Freyja, fast friend of lovers,
yours is the first spark of any passion,
the ember kept warm through long winters, fanned
to flame anew each year in spring. Freyja,
we thank you for gifts granted, for hearts filled
and broken, for warm beds and warm bodies,
for the pleasures that bind us together,
that bring us to life. Hail to bright Freyja!
Hail to Freyja, noble mistress of Folkvang,
daughter of sea-faring, wealth-giving Njord,
sister of mighty Frey, granter of good,
holder of peerless Brisingamen,
driver of cats, skillful stirrer of strife,
desired by many, taken by none,
given only to few, only by your will.
Freyja, we know you in the spark of lust
in lovers’ eyes, in each quick step toward self,
in the first heart-lightening signs of spring,
in all the needs that drive us together
and in all the needs that turn us away.
Gold-teared Freyja, beautiful goddess,
we thank you for your many gifts.