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To Heimdall

Hail to bright Heimdall, keen-eyed watcher
over Bifrost, bearer of the Gjallarhorn,
keeper of the gate, holder of the bridge,
first defender of peerless Asgard.
Heimdall, who hears the leaves fall from the trees
and the blades of grass pierce the rich soil,
honored father of men, shaper of mankind,
giver of magic, teacher of rune-craft,
fair-faced As, child of the nine mothers,
elder god, ancient one. Hail to Heimdall!

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Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Heathen Prayers, Heimdall

 

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To Heimdall

Hail to Heimdall, watchful guardian of broad Bifrost,
son of the nine mothers, son of the cresting waves,
master of Himinbjorg, rider of swift Gulltopp,
wakeful holder of the world-piercing Gjallarhorn,
restorer to Freyja of peerless Brisingamen,
wary opponent and final foe of Loki.
Brilliant Heimdall, father of men, teacher of runes,
far-seeing and fore-seeing gatherer of facts,
clear-headed and diligent, trustworthy warder,
exacting friend of those who seek learning and lore,
stern and straight-backed defender of order,
you sustain the ideal, you drive the intellect.

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Heathen Prayers, Heimdall

 

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A Daily Devotion

Hail to Odin, ruthless seeker of wisdom,
far-seeing persuader, bender of what will be.

Hail to Frigga, exacting mistress of the home,
seeress and spinner whose gifts weave through our lives.

Hail to Thor, strong-armed defender of Midgard,
red-bearded rain-bringer, faithful friend of mankind.

Hail to Sif, golden-haired goddess, dear wife of Thor,
treasure of the gods, bringer of life to the cold earth.

Hail to Frey, giver of wealth of gold and grain alike,
of peace and protection, of joy and of pleasure.

Hail to Freya, who stirs sweet desire and keen-edged strife,
seeress, sorceress, strong-willed holder of war-dead.

Hail to Tyr, one-armed granter of justice deserved,
Thing-warder, wolf-binder, strong-minded foe of chaos.

Hail to Skadhi, sharp-minded huntress, winter’s maid,
bow-woman, vengeance-seeker, shining bride of Njord.

Hail to Ullr, snowshoe god, friend of hunters,
unsurpassed, glory of the gods.

Hail to Eir, soft-handed healer, gentle goddess
whose touch brings relief from ills of all kinds.

Hail to Heimdall, constant guardian of bright Bifrost,
keen-eyed giver of clear thought, father of men.

Hail to Nerthus, ancient and unfathomable,
holder of the black earth and of the seeds within.

Hail to Njord, fair-footed husband of fierce Skadhi,
friend of sailors, seacoast-dweller, giver of wealth.

Hail to Bragi, foremost of skalds, rune-tongued master
of inspiration’s fire, of wordcraft’s labor.

Hail to Idunna, keeper of the treasured fruit
of youth and vigor, radiant renewer of life.

Hail to Forseti, law-giver and law-keeper,
arbiter, peacemaker, mender of fences.

Hail to Hella, host of our beloved dead,
inevitable one to whom we all will go

Hail to Aegir, best of brewers, best of hosts,
master of the dark sea depths and all they hold.

Hail to Ran, ocean-queen, keeper of Aegir’s hall,
stirrer of storms, both bane and reprieve of ships at sea.

Hail to Balder, brightest son of farseeing Odin,
final hope of the gods, final hope of all the worlds.

Hail to Nanna, bold-hearted bride of Balder,
strong one, true one, holding fast to hearth and heart.

Hail to Jord, deep-souled mother of red-bearded Thor,
enduring holder of breath and blood, sea and stone.

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2013 in Heathen Prayers

 

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