An Invocation

The following prayer to the Æsir, Vanir, alfar, dísir, and landvættir is the invocation I wrote for my blóts. It is part of my effort to develop a consistent liturgy for my own use. I have found that it provides me with a consistancy that I desire and it makes writing blóts much, much faster. I’m fond of having consistent prayers, bolstered by prayers tailored to the blót, because it allows me to memorize things and helps reduce the amount of time I spend reading from “the script.” I hope you enjoy it.

Hail the Gods

Hail the Æsir! Hail the Vanir!
Glorious Host of my kin
I bid you welcome, High Ones
Stand with me, as in day of old
I pray you accept my offerings true

Hail the Gods of the North
Shining Ones, Mighty Ones
I give honor to you, Holy Kin
So that our troth may be renewed

Hail the alfar! Hail the dísir!
Worthy ancestors of my blood
I bid you welcome, Honored Kin
Stand with me, as in days of old
I pray you accept my offerings true

Hail the ancestors of my line
Ancient Ones, Recent Ones
I give honor to you, Worthy Kin
So that our Urd may be strengthened

Hail the landvættir! Hail the huldrafolk!
Hidden dwellers of Midgard
I bid you welcome, Beloved Friends
Stand with me, as in days of old
I pray you accept my offerings true

Hail Unseen Ones, greetings I give
Holy vættir, full of Might and Main
I give honor to you, Guardians of the Land
So that this land may be protected


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An Invocation — 3 Comments

    • Sounding a horn isn’t required but I do find it a useful step. The result and reason is what you are looking to replicate, not the tool, so anything that would meet those requirements would do. I would suggest not using something that produces an annoying or offensive sound,like the banging of pots and pans.

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