Category: asatru

Youth Flare

Loki, lay your cheerful care
Upon this jocund child
Help them ever keep their grin
And gaiety, undefiled

This youth I ask you tend
Their brio in your image
Inspired to their pursuits
As their morale, no one can pillage

‘Pon this child come there a blaze
Blithe Trickster, your brazenness
A warming spirit of humour
So all they know stay harmless.

Seel Loki!

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This piece was requested by @winterautumndreaming

A Midsummer Prayer

On this day my heart is merry
In thoughts of you, my gods
The longest day of year has come
Now I offer toasts and nods

I hold you in my thoughts, great Sol
As I’m longest in your gaze
So I celebrate all life and warmth
You gift me by your blaze
Seel Sol!

I hold you in my heart, sweet Freyja
As your love pervades this air
So I praise all guard and ardor
You bring me through your care
Seel Freyja!

I hold you in my thoughts, bright Baldr
As radiance I enjoy
So I think of your enriched rapport
With all, both proud and coy
Seel Baldr!

I hold you in my mien, soft Freyr
As in peace are my surrounds
So I cherish all fertility
That for this day, abounds
Seel Freyr!

I hold you in my health, young Idunn
As I give thanks for life
So I recognise the fortune
In this day free of all strife
Seel Idunn!

I hold you in my joy, gold Sif
As rich bounty I’ll consume
So I thank your generosity
Of sweet food and perfume
Seel Sif!

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Requested by anon
A prayer for the Summer Solstice

Hello and good day! I have been on my journey …

Hello and good day! I have been on my journey with paganism for awhile now, and was curious on more personal insight from you. this might be a little odd so my apologies. I was wondering, despite the media, what characteristic do you affiliate with each God? Such as; Thor to strength and so on. Next is, what crystals/stones do you affiliate with the gods as well? Specifically Freyja, Mani, and Odin, (but feel free to include others if you have time) Thanks, you can post this on your blog btw!

hey there! 🙂
Hel no that’s not odd – those’re really cool and interesting questions!

Okay so characteristics (I dunno if I’ll be able to keep it to a single word for each but I’ll try my best to keep ‘em short).
I just wanna say first though, that I don’t believe that any of the gods are necessarily the sole patron of any particular trait, activity, or whatever else and I think a lot of them overlap in their spheres of influence a lot so what I’m gonna do is just list the characteristics that I think are the most prominent for each god but just keep in mind that a lot of them will also be applicable to other gods, too, imo:

  • Baldr: Light, Purity, Hope
  • Bragi: Eloquence, Charm, Flirtatiousness
  • Eir: Healing, Peace, Security
  • Fenrir: Revolution, Insurrection, Yearning
  • Forseti: Equilibrium, Resolution, Judgement
  • Freyja: Lust, Pleasure, Fierceness
  • Freyr: Love, Selflessness, Propagation
  • Frigga: Comfort, Wisdom, Solemnity
  • Hati: Ravenousness, Relentlessness
  • Heimdallr: Vigilance, Perception, Liveliness
  • Hel: Serenity, Silence, Pensiveness
  • Hodr: Dark, Responsibility, Redemption
  • Idunn: Rejuvenation, Innocence, Eternity
  • Jormungandr: Boundaries, Mutualism
  • Loki: Subversion, Liberty, Fluidity
  • Magni: (Reactive) Protection, Compassion, Solidarity
  • Mani: Tranquillity, Transcendence, Clarity
  • Modi: Rescue, Inheritance, Improvement (on the past), 
  • Njord: Reciprocation, Oscillation, Exploration
  • Odin: Knowledge, Intellect, Hoaxing
  • Sif: Presentation, Fashion, Dignity
  • Sigyn: Loyalty, Prevention, Conservation
  • Skadhi: Vengeance, Insistence, Menacing
  • Sol: Enlightenment, Invigoration, Positivity
  • Syn: Indomitability, Impassability, Reliability
  • Thor: (Proactive) Protection, Joyousness, Bravado
  • Tyr: Justice, Courage, Discipline
  • Ullr: Competitiveness, Celerity, Recreation
  • Vali: Requital, Maturation
  • Vidar: Sureness, Retribution, Legacy

On a pretty similar note to this, you might also like my Tenets of the Gods post if you haven’t seen it yet.

As for stones and crystals (I’m only doing the gods you specified because I’m already working on a larger project that covers all of the gods and a bunch of different things I associate with them all, including stones), I’ve already covered Odin here so for…

Freyja: Ilmenite, Tiger’s Eye, Julienite, Jasper, Beryllonite, Aphthitalite, Charoite, Valentinite, Tourmaline, Sapphire, Bloodstone, Amazonite, Astrophyllite, Garnet, Hauynite, Stibnite, Chrysocolla, Turquoise, Heterosite, Manganite, Stilbite, Rhodonite, Empressite, Agate, Bowenite, Coral, Sodalite

Mani: Moonstone (shocker, I know), Charoite, Actinolite, Enargite, Luzonite, Aragonite, Moldavite, Australite, Smithsonite, Bentorite, Celestite, Hiddenite, Kammererite, Lepidolite, Amethyst, Peridot, Epidote, Datolite, Anhydrite, Prehnite, Idocrase, Bloedite, Azurite

Seel!

Survivor’s Peace-ward

From me may there come a glow
That halts all harmful intent’s flow
I’ll be untouched and undisturbed
By he that broke my trust, reserved

(Should he persist, his fate will twist
In vitiating fear he’ll be interred)

By Thor’s might, he’ll meet with squall
Should he attempt to seek my hall
The storm he’d bring, dissipated
His toxic will then left deflated

(Should he bluster, then tempest muster
By Thor’s wrath he’ll be subjugated)

In Freyr’s presence shall I be found
So malefic aims, by peace, be bound
A hand raised will ever fall placid
As aggressors nigh to me are trepid

(Should he assail, he’ll not prevail
In Freyr’s gaze he’ll wither, pavid)

With Syn’s vigilance, no intrusion
Upon my environs by male delusion
All doors to me and mine be locked
As his access to my life is blocked

(Should he encroach, there’ll be reproach
With Syn’s sanction he’ll be bone-rocked)

As Freyja’s terms, I’m safe and free
I’ll thrive and flourish in liberty
Over me, no man can reign
His demands I’ll never entertain

(Should he impose, he’ll see I’m rose
As Freyja’s thorns spring from my veins)

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This piece was requested by @freshfuturistik

The lines inside brackets are an optional curse-trap intended to trigger if the ward is breached.

It’s taken me close to a year to finally have …

It’s taken me close to a year to finally have all 24 Elder Futhark Runes in stock. Each one is hand crafted in Sweden in solid bronze get yours at lykosleather.com leave me a comment below what your favorite rune is and why!

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It’s taken close to a year, but I finally have…

It’s taken close to a year, but I finally have all 24 Elder Futhark Runes in stock and ready to ship! Hand crafted in Sweden from solid bronze. Get yours at lykosleather.com leave me a comment of your favorite rune and let me know why!

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Heathen/Norse Pagan Asks

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**Based on/Inspired by an ask received & answered by norsegodcalls and from trolling through tags**

(This is just a start and if you have any other unique and interesting questions to add, let me know my ask box is open!)

1. How were you introduced/how did you come into Heathenry/Norse Paganism?

2. Who or what inspires you in your practice of Heathenry?

3. If you have or are planning to have children, are they/will they be raised in Heathenry?

4. What do you feel is most important for yourself and the greater Heathen community?

5. What was your favorite Heathen related gathering or event that you’ve attended?

6. Is your significant other (if you have one) also Heathen/Norse Pagan?

7. Which god/goddess do you feel the most connection to? Describe the nature of your relationship with that god/goddess (if any).

8.  What are some unexpected ways the gods have helped you?

9.  Which is your favorite section/story from the Eddas?

10. What is your favorite Rune and how do you incorporate it’s meaning(s) into your everyday life or worship?

11. Do you have any Heathen/Norse Pagan related tattoos? Describe them or post pictures!

12. Do you belong to a Kindred group or do you worship as a Solitary Heathen/Norse Pagan?

13. How does your family feel about your beliefs and practices?

14. What is your favorite holiday in the Heathen/Norse calendar?

15. If you could choose to live in another of the Nine Realms, which would you choose and why? Or if you would rather stay in Midgard, explain why.

Prayer of Mindful Self

I pray to you Baldr, The Undying Light;
That I not be lost in dreaded pale
Be my colours that never fail.

I pray to you Bragi, The Unfaltered Voice;
That I may speak above my mind
Be my pride, I’ll always find.

I pray to you Eir, The Easing Touch;
That I’m handed that I need to heal
Be my relief from what I feel.

I pray to you Fenrir, The Defiant Strength;
That I’ll stand resolute to pain
Be my adamance ‘gainst strain.

I pray to you Forseti, The Tempered Thought;
That my mind’s my ally, not my foe
Be my rationale to know.

I pray to you Freyja, The Warring Love;
That my beauty is within my soul
Be my ardour, fighting toll.

I pray to you Freyr, The Unscathed Shield;
That never will harm come to me
Be my assurance of amity.

I pray to you Frigga, The Soothing Comfort;
That for easing upon my disquiet
Be my haven from thought run riot.

I pray to you Hati, The Unsated Desire;
That I’ll not ever settle for less
Be my hunger for success.

I pray to you Heimdallr, The Measured View;
That my perspective should stay light
Be my reassuring insight.

I pray to you Hel, The Unfelt Peace;
That for the serenity of silence
Be my ataractic extance.

I pray to you Hodr, The Shaded Gaze;
That my reminiscence be dulcet
Be my mind freed of upset.

I pray to you Idunn, The Unperished Heart;
That my lifeblood be revitalised
Be my budding growth realised.

I pray to you Jormungandr, The Unbreached Ambit;
That boundaries I have, be respected
Be my dam to the expected.

I pray to you Loki, The Joyous Blaze;
That ecstasy may flare within
Be my gleeful, warming grin.

I pray to you Mani, The Silk Caress;
That inner peace I may attain
Be my cooling silvered rain.

I pray to you Modi, The Stout Rescue;
That always from the void, delivered
Be my coping, hale, unwithered.

I pray to you Njord, The Persistent Flow;
That intruding thoughts will always pass
Be my current, ridding farce.

I pray to you Odin, The Knowing Guide;
That paths I walk will lead me true
Be my wise, contented view.

I pray to you Sif, The Unshamed Worth;
That by my health I’m not defined
Be my self-image, good and kind.

I pray to you Sigyn, The Unshirking Resolve;
That I’ll endure determinedly
Be my exhaustion’s remedy.

I pray to you Skadhi, The Chilled Mettle;
That I’ll hunt my satisfaction
Be my demand for valid action.

I pray to you Sol, The Enriched Glow;
That my health begins to flourish
Be my prosperity, and nourish.

I pray to you Syn, The Unmoved Fort;
That the undesired be repelled
Be my bulwark, never felled.

I pray to you Thor, The Protective Might;
That I am always well defended
Be my confident strength, unended.

I pray to you Tyr, The Accepted State;
That I may move beyond this stage
Be my fearless, turning page.

I pray to you Ullr, The Agile Dodge;
That negativity I’ll avoid
Be my fleet sense, swiftly deployed.

I pray to you Vali, The Rapid Growth;
That expedient shall be my healing
Be my energy for unsealing.

I pray to you Vidar, The Sure Step;
That with assurance I will strive
Be my certain bone-deep drive.

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This piece was requested by @unearthedbyodin

This piece is intended to address a number of mental health issues including depression and PTSD. 

Just a little bit of explanation on how I’ve written and intended for it to be used:
– The stanzas are in no particular order (except alphabetical, for reading convenience) so that the reciter can mix and match them to suit their needs in different situations and circumstances.
– The first line of each stanza wherein the god is named is intended to be read as a statement, then the second and third lines in poetic meter. (note: it’s perfectly fine if you read them differently, that’s just how I wrote them)

Lovely photo of @kelseymarieschwarz wearing a …

Lovely photo of @kelseymarieschwarz wearing a viking age replica that is purely timeless, a perfectly round sphere of natural mountain quartz wrapped in a band of Sterling Silver with hand placed Filigree, made in the likeness of the original from Gotland.
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Lovely self portrait is of @kelseymarieschwarz

Also the cozy fern colored wool garb is crafted by @midgaarb

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