Rites & Blots

Rites & Blots

Greeting the Day #1

Upon awakening, go outside or at least to a window and
see the sun’s light.  If it’s cloudy that’s okay, the world is still
flooded with light from the sun even on the cloudiest of days.  Reach
out your left hand as if to take in the sun’s energy, and say the following:

Hail Sunna, [Soon-nah] Lady of the heavens

Rising in East, inspired of sovelu [Soe-vay-loo]

Hail Alfrodul, [Ahl-froe-dool] shining beam

Let down your rays, inspire us

Your chariot drawn by flaming mane

From brilliant morn till beauteous eve

Ride steady, ride high

Watch ever over, guide our steps,

Enliven our bodies, draw up our crops,

Illuminate our minds. Ever hail to thee.

–arranged by Ari Odhinssen & Alfta Svanni Lothursdottir

Greeting the Day #2

Adapted from Sigdrífumál by Alfta Svanni Lothursdottir

Hale Dagr

Hale sons of Dagr

To Nött and her daughter hale

With loving eyes

Look on us here

And here sitting give us weal

Hale to the Regin

Hale to the Alfar

Hale to bounteous Mother Jorth and Nerthus

Words and wisdom give us

And praiseworthy deeds

And healing hands while we live

This is a daily prayer said at rising, that was adapted from the Poetic Edda, from the lay of Sigdrífulmál. Dagr is the god of day, and Nött is the goddess of night. The Regin are the gods of the North; the Aesir and Vanir. The word Regin means, literally, ‘ruling powers’. The Alfar are the elves. Jorth and Nerthus are both names for different aspects of the earth. The word “hale” basically means health and Holiness and is the English cognate for the Old Norse word ‘heill’, of the same meaning.

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