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To Njord

Hail to Njord, elder Van who came to Asgard
long ago, when blood lay warm on the field
of battle, when As and Van matched might and wit,
each finding in the foe an equal and a friend.
Njord, bringer of peace, giver of wealth,
ally of merchants, fair-footed sea-god,
distant love of shining Skadhi, a match
unsuited, a heart held ever close;
Njord, who we know as we walk on the shore,
standing at once in sand and sea. Hail Njord!

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

 

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To Njord

Hail to Njord, fair-footed lord of Noatun,
god of the seacoasts, of well-traveled paths
and of routes uncharted, of journeys unknown,
of merchants and traders, farmers and fishers,
of the wealth of the world in land and in gold.
Njord, who sees what is through Vanic eyes,
who we find where the sand meets the sea,
who carries the might of soil and stone,
whose good humor and openhandedness
are unmatched in all the worlds. Hail to Njord!

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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To Njord

Hail to Njord, elder Van, father of golden Freyja
and brave Frey, husband of mountain-loving Skadhi.
Shore-dwelling god, lord of high-walled Noatun,
the crash of waves on smooth-worn rock, the white sea-foam,
the ocean depths as black as any moonless night,
the shrill cries of greedy gulls–all are dear to you.
Fair weather and safe harbor your gifts to seamen,
gold to provide home and hearth your gifts to all men.
Wise one, kind one, giver of blessings small and great,
of wealth with which to live well from the earth’s bounty,
of land on which to keep our families safe and whole,
of trust and faith that our needs will be met: Hail Njord!

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

 

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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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