Further Calls to Gods and Others

It has been over six months since I last presented some poetic calls to gods and others designed for ritual use. Today I present five more: calls to Freyr, Tyr, Heimdall, Jord, and Aegir. Like the previous calls, these are also two stanzas of ljóðaháttr each (with the stanza break removed as before).

As before, for those who wish to try these in rituals, it should be noted that in each call, the word “today” may be replaced with “tonight” without damaging the meter. The same goes for replacing “our,” “us,” and “we” with “my,” “me,” and “I” in each call. (The spellings have been anglicized, but note that in the Norse names, the “j” is pronounced like the “y” in “year.”)

Hail Freyr,
famous Lord,
the mighty Ing of Alfheim.
Fare to our stead
with fairest winds
in Skidbladnir skimming the waves.
Lord of elves,
lord of frith
ruler of rain and sunshine,
hear our call,
come today:
join us in peace and plenty.

Hail Tyr
Hofs’ chief,
courageous ruler of the Thing.
God of war,
one-handed,
you fettered fast the wolf!
Travel from the sky,
with skill bring truth,
swiftly seek our stead.
Hear our call,
come today:
join the folk in justice!

Hail Heimdall,
heaven’s warder,
by nine of mothers nurtured.
Whitest of gods,
the world you roamed,
and as Rig you fathered the Folk.
From high Himinbjorg
head to our stead
on Gulltopp gallop swiftly.
Hear our call,
come today:
watch and ward our hearth.

Hail Jord,
our holy earth,
mother of the mighty Thor.
Rival of Frigg
and Rind as well,
the quick require your blessings.
Daughter of Annar,
Daughter of Nott,
may we keep you whole and healthy.
For the bounties you give,
we greet you today:
hear our holy call!

Hail Aegir,
the Aesir’s brewer;
in your hall you hosted the gods.
The drink you brewed
in deep cauldron
served itself at the feast.
Son of Fornjot,
fare to our stead;
we host you here today.
Hear our call,
come today:
bring us the best of ales.

Copyright © 2013 Eirik Westcoat.
Try these calls in your rituals! All other rights reserved.

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