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Prayers to Frey and to Odin for Yule

Hail to fair Frey, god of the ever-green,
god of good fellowship, god of good cheer!
With blood-kin and heart-kin we join this night,
to hold a horn in hand, to drink deep,
to remember those beloved ones
from whom we are parted, to share the joy
of this holy season with those we hold dear.
With fondness and with frith we gather,
with feast and with folly we fill the long night.
Frey, to you we give thanks for our good fortune,
for the bounty we receive from the deep earth,
for the pleasure we take in good company,
for those who warm our beds, for those who know
our hearts, for the good strong drink that warms us
and the well-filled larder that keeps us strong
throughout the barren winter. Hail to Frey!


Hail to Odin, lord of the dead, lord of the Hunt,
god of the long view, of the small spark of insight,
of the madness we hold deep within our soul,
that which inspires us, that which transcends us,
that which drives us to the edge of understanding.
On this longest night, with horse and hound, you ride,
as within these walls we hold together, kin and clan,
throughout the storm, throughout the dark, throughout the night.
As the sleet cuts into our faces, we know you.
As the sky grows dark and deadly white, we know you.
As the bitter cold numbs our hands and feet, we know you.
As the shrill wind shrieks in our ears, a voice so fierce
and so familiar, we know you and all your company,
those souls and spirits who join your winter's ride,
who roam the land as we the living hide our eyes.
Hail to Odin, hail to the hunters, hail the Hunt!

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drubear
Dec. 13th, 2010 06:26 am (UTC)
Wow!
Our Yule rite is dedicated to Odin - may I use your prayer as a Praise Offering to Him?
hearthstone
Dec. 13th, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow!
Of course, absolutely! I'd be honored :).
duniazade
Dec. 13th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
I'm filled with reverent wonder.
hearthstone
Dec. 13th, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you :).
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